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The best last choice

POLITICO - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:11am
Loretta Lynch wasn't Obama's top pick. The inside story of how she got the nod.
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The selling of Obamacare 2.0

POLITICO - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:10am
The W.H. is launching a more precise strategy that uses, among other things, targeted digital ads.
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5 holiday gift-giving mistakes

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:00am
Gifts make an impression, but it's the worst ones that really stick with us. Steer clear of these 5 gifting minefields.
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Tech billionaires tackle world ills

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:00am
These idealistic go-getters are committed to using their wealth and innovation know-how to solve serious global ills.
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Unique ETFs worth the risk?

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:00am
Analysts weigh in on whether it's worth investing in some of the most unique ETFs on the planet.
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Fed’s Dudley: Too early to raise rates

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:30am
It's still too early to raise interest rates given below-target inflation, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said.
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Military says murdered California Army veteran never served in Afghanistan

FOX News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:00am
A Southern California Army veteran who was fatally shot over the weekend never served in Afghanistan, despite claims to the contrary by police. 
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Magnitude 4.8 quake rattles Kansas, Okla.

CNN - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:44am
People in Kansas and Oklahoma expected to shiver because of the coming cold wave, but nobody prepared for the shaking caused Wednesday afternoon by an earthquake of magnitude 4.8.
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Officials: U.S. wants to know how ISIS recruited 3 Denver teens

CNN - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:42am
U.S. law enforcement views the case of three teenage Colorado girls who wanted to join ISIS as a good opportunity to study how the militant group recruits young people in the West, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN.
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Lew warns of European 'lost decade'

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:18am
"Status quo policies in Europe have not achieved our common G20 objective of strong, sustainable and balanced growth," said Lew. The FT reports.
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U.S. Tells U.N. Panel of Steps to Revise Interrogation Policy

The New York Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:25am
The acting State Department legal adviser told a United Nations panel that monitors torture that the United States had used cruel treatment after the Sept. 11 attacks.






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Fiscal Challenges: Kansas Announces Big Budget Gap, but True Gap May Be Even Larger

The New York Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:15am
The state is counting on collecting slightly more personal income tax this year than last. But it is not on track to do so.
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Gold struggles to find buyers in Q3

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:02am
Global demand for gold slipped 2 percent on year to 929 tons in the July to September period, according to the World Gold Council.
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Financial Pressures Ease on Students, Studies Say

The New York Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01am
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.






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Popular prepaid cards face new regs

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01am
Use of prepaid cards has grown rapidly, but consumer protections have not. The CFPB wants to change that.
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Student loan debt grows, but there's hope

CNBC - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01am
Average student loan debt has topped $30,000 per graduate in several states, but there are signs of the crisis easing.
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SEAL says in exclusive Fox News interview it was 'just luck' he was bin Laden shooter

FOX News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00am
In part two of “The Man Who Killed Usama bin Laden," Rob O'Neill said it was just chance that he ended up being the shooter in the famous mission at bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in 2011.
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Presidential records bill heads to Obama

POLITICO - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:58pm
Measure would speed disclosure of historical White House records
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In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme

The New York Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:29pm
The landmark agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by President Obama that the environment will be a winning cause for Democrats.






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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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