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AP Exclusive: Drones patrol nearly half of US-Mexico border in shift targeting remote areas

FOX News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:16pm
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
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New York Initiative to Help Other Cities Clear Rape-Kit Backlogs

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:16pm
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, announced a program to assist other jurisdictions with untested rape kits, which number in the hundreds of thousands nationally.

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Slow-moving lava flow burns asphalt while spreading at edge of Hawaii town

FOX News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:20pm
The stream of lava threatening a small Hawaii town is burning asphalt as it oozes into the driveway of a trash transfer station.
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Pennsylvania attorney general: 4 employees fired, 11 suspended over exchange of porn emails

FOX News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:11pm
Pennsylvania's attorney general says four of her employees have been fired and 11 suspended without pay for involvement in a pornographic emails scandal that also prompted a state Supreme Court justice to step down.
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Health Officials Reassess Strategy to Combat Ebola in Liberia

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:10pm
As the rate of new infections has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating whether to shift money that was planned for the centers into other programs to combat future outbreaks.

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Keystone on the move in Congress

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:03pm
Democratic leaders cleared the way for Mary Landrieu to seek a vote on a pro-pipeline bill that could help her standing at home.
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Westminster's tobacco ban hearing ends early after crowd gets rowdy

FOX News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:51pm
Only a handful of people were able to speak on a proposal that could make the tiny Massachusetts town of Westminster the first in the nation to ban all sales of tobacco products when boos and shouts from the crowd shut down the public hearing Wednesday night.
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Rand Paul's Greatest Weakness

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:43pm
How long can he walk the tightrope?
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No Kleenex in Tinseltown

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:42pm
Hollywood is hurrying Obama off the stage--and getting ready for a 2016 slugfest.
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Obama's Tarnished Saint

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:42pm
The president must confront the shortcomings of Aung San Suu Kyi.
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U.S.-China deal won't get us out of the Stone Age

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:41pm
Action is what matters, and nothing that has come out about the agreement implies any action items.
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In Deaths of Dogs in Arizona, a Human Story of Loss and Intrigue

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:29pm
The deaths of 22 dogs in June at a boarding business in Gilbert, Ariz., remain a big story, with a senator’s son indicted and people still mourning their pets.

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The climate deal that almost wasn't

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:23pm
The China-U.S. agreement is a dramatic turnaround in rocky relations on climate change.
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Workers rescued from scaffolding 69 stories up

CNN - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:10pm
New York emergency crews rescued two workers trapped in a window-washing scaffold at Manhattan's One World Trade Center. The crews cut through glass to pull the workers to safety.
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Army Cuts Hit Officers Hard, Especially Ones Up From Ranks

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:06pm
Faced with declining budgets, the Army has had to cut its force, and, for reasons the Army has not explained, the largest group of officers being pushed out — nearly one in five — began as enlisted soldiers.

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Hasbro mulls buying DreamWorks Animation

CNBC - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:59pm
Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
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U.S. Accepts Trinity’s Plan to Test Design of Guardrail

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:58pm
The ET-Plus, made by Trinity Industries and suspected of malfunctioning during crashes, will be tested by a research organization in San Antonio.

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Florida Finds Tricky Balance Over Feeding of the Homeless

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:55pm
How to feed, help and handle the ever-present homeless population in a state that draws an outsized share of the dispossessed is a growing debate.

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Army employee pleads guilty after being accused of stealing gear, trading equipment for pot

FOX News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:46pm
A former civilian U.S. Army employee has pleaded guilty to theft after being accused of stealing sophisticated military equipment from a Northern California depot and trading some of it for marijuana.
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Obama fears potential Ferguson fallout

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:41pm
The president hopes to avert violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer.
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