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National Briefing | Washington: Marijuana Legalization to Be on D.C. Ballot

The New York Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:35pm
District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana, the Board of Elections said Wednesday.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Troopers to Aid Chicago Police

The New York Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:32pm
Forty Illinois state troopers are being sent to help the city’s police department combat street violence during what is typically the most dangerous time of year.






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Man saved JFK's life with a coconut

CNN - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:28pm
After John F. Kennedy's boat sank during WWI, a local man saved him by carrying a message inscribed on a coconut.
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The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate Taxes

The New York Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:25pm
Most everyone agrees the corporate tax system is badly broken, but the debate over companies moving overseas shows how hard it will be to make changes.
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General's death unlikely to sway Afghan policy

POLITICO - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:17pm
Harold Greene's loss is not seen as a reason to reevaluate the plan to withdraw troops.
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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

The New York Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:14pm
The Department of Defense has identified 2,327 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.






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Obama says he'll act on inversions

POLITICO - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:13pm
He hopes to act soon to stem U.S. companies moving their headquarters overseas.
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Americans shift identity for Census

POLITICO - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:11pm
Nearly 10 million decided to change their responses for race and ethnicity in the early 2000s.
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Keurig profit rises on higher demand

CNBC - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:00pm
Keurig reported a 33 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people chose its single-serve K-cup coffee pods.
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Fort Hood soldier becomes first Vietnamese-American to reach the rank of general

FOX News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:54pm
A Fort Hood officer has become the first Vietnamese-American to reach the rank of general in the U.S. Army.
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Detroit zeros in on bankruptcy exit loan

CNBC - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:50pm
Detroit is zeroing in on financing for its exit from bankruptcy and intends to have a committed lender in coming weeks, its lawyers said.
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Married Oklahoma officers arrested in the fatal shooting of daughter's boyfriend

FOX News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:45pm
Two Tulsa police officers who are married have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man who was walking with their daughter, authorities said.
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Illinois State Police sending 40 troopers to help Chicago combat street violence

FOX News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:35pm
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that 40 State Police troopers will be dispatched to Chicago to help the police department round up dangerous fugitives as part of an effort to combat an annual rise in violent crime during the summer.
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Blame Europe if stocks whipsaw Thursday

CNBC - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:32pm
Europe could again have a grip on global markets Thursday, as the European Central Bank holds its rates meeting.
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On Amazon's list: D.C. influence

POLITICO - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:30pm
The Seattle-based company is hiring new lobbyists and writing bigger checks to members of Congress.
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Headlines could ruin your profit potential

CNBC - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:29pm
If headlines are influencing your investment decisions today, Cramer thinks you’ll kick yourself tomorrow.
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Obama on inversions at summit

CNBC - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:25pm
President Barack Obama told a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that he wants to move quickly to curb tax inversions.
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Beijing: Unsold land signals uncertainty

CNBC - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:25pm
For the first time in three years lands plots up for auction in Beijing went unsold, signaling developer anxiety over continued weakness in the country’s property market.
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GOP chases youth vote with Uber

POLITICO - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:22pm
Republicans hope backing ride-sharing services will pull in younger voters to the party.
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Teen faces years in prison for allegedly selling pot brownies

FOX News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm
A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges.
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