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1 killed in Georgia, 1 girl killed in Mississippi as storms dump rain on Southeast

FOX News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:45pm
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
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Samsung profit to decline for second straight quarter

CNBC - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:19pm
Samsung Electronics said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline on slowing smartphone sales growth .
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National Briefing | New England: Rhode Island: Police Union Derails Public Workers’ Pension Settlement

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:04pm
A proposal that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island’s landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in pension costs, was rejected by police union members.

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Bush, Clinton watch NCAA final

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:00pm
Former first lady Laura Bush was also in attendance for the title game between Kentucky and Connecticut.
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National Briefing | Washington: Senate Approves Renewal of Jobless Pay

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:58pm
After a bruising three-month struggle, the Senate voted 59 to 38 on Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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The Libertarian surge

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:32pm
Opinion: As government grows, more voters seek out a philosophy that emphasizes a different approach.
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U.S. Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It’s Not a Quick Fix

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:08pm
Liquefied natural gas from the United States may hold promise for Europe to reduce its reliance on Russia, but regulatory and market obstacles stand in the way.
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Daniel Clodfelter Succeeds Patrick Cannon as Charlotte’s Mayor

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:07pm
The City Council chose Daniel G. Clodfelter, a state senator in his eighth term, to replace Patrick D. Cannon, a Democrat who resigned after he was arrested on public corruption charges.

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Iran’s Choice for U.N. Post Denied Entry Into the U.S.

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:04pm
Hamid Aboutalebi, who was to become Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations in July, was a member of the Muslim student group that took American hostages in 1979.
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New hope in search for Flight 370

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:00pm
An Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in the Indian Ocean.
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Army Releases Detailed Account of Base Rampage

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:59pm
In their first detailed timeline since the shooting last Wednesday, Army officials described how Specialist Ivan A. Lopez, 34, stayed on the move throughout the rampage, driving in his own vehicle to three buildings, shooting and killing a soldier in each.

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Pressing Obama’s Agenda, Maryland Lawmakers Raise Minimum Wage

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:49pm
The General Assembly’s vote was a victory for Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said on Monday that he would also sign a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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School Funding Deal in Kansas Complicates Governor’s Campaign for Re-election

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:39pm
Late additions to the bill included diminishing job protections for teachers, which would almost certainly become a thorny campaign issue for Gov. Sam Brownback should he sign the measure.

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GOP solution to 'war on women'

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:33pm
The party launched a program earlier this year to place more women in Republican campaigns.
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As Obama Spotlights Gender Gap in Wages, His Own Payroll Draws Scrutiny

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:22pm
A recent study, by the conservative American Enterprise Institute, showed that female White House staff members make on average 88 cents for every dollar a male staff member earns.

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No parts received yet to fix ignitions: GM dealers

CNBC - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:16pm
A check of more than a dozen General Motors dealerships by NBC News on Monday revealed that no fixing of the vehicle ignition problem has begun.
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Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:02pm
"If you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them," the former GOP senator says.
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Microsoft XP's cybersecurity problem

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:00pm
The company abandons security patches for old operating system, leaving hackers to go wild.
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Trio of George Washington Student Deaths Rattle University

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:54pm
The deaths of three students this semester at George Washington University underscore the difficulties colleges face in recognizing and addressing mental health issues.

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Banks given extra time on Volcker compliance

CNBC - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:30pm
The Federal Reserve granted two more years to banks to comply with the Volcker rule
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