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U.S. Knew Britain Planned to Erase Data at The Guardian

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:02pm
After Britain forced The Guardian to destroy hard drives holding data leaked by Edward J. Snowden, a National Security Agency official called the event “good news,” emails show.

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Republican Jews Alarmed at the Prospect of a Void in the House and Senate

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:51pm
Democrats say the Republican Party’s loss of Jewish representation is evidence of the party’s increasing homogeneity, while donors are finding other candidates eager to fill the gap.

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Chinese Businessman Is Charged in Plot to Steal U.S. Military Data

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:46pm
The owner of a Chinese aviation company spent years taking data from Boeing on military aircraft and weapons, the Justice Department said.
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Business Briefing: Senators Query Hepatitis C Drug’s High Costs

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:41pm
Two members of the Senate Finance Committee asked Gilead Sciences to defend the more than $80,000 cost of Sovaldi, citing the expense to federal health care programs.
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A Four-Star Female Admiral Makes History for the Navy

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:34pm
Adm. Michelle J. Howard, the vice chief of naval operations, has become the first female four-star in the 239-year history of the Navy.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Defendant in Theater Killing Granted Bond

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:55pm
A retired police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a fellow moviegoer during a dispute over texting has been granted release on bond, his lawyer said Friday.

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National Briefing | West: California: Ex-Official Gets Jail Term in Bell Scandal

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:52pm
A former council member from the city of Bell, Calif., was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years of probation for inflating his salary by sitting on fake boards.

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Governors livid over border crisis

POLITICO - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:51pm
The immigration crisis is testing governors' already fragile relationships with Washington.
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Putin visits Cuba, forgives debt

POLITICO - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:44pm
The two countries sign accords in areas such as energy, industry, health and disaster prevention.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: 3rd County Grants Marriage Licenses to Gays

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:43pm
Pueblo County joined Denver and Boulder in allowing gay couples to marry on Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.

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Ex-White House Lawyer Convicted of Attempted Murder of His Wife

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:31pm
John Michael Farren, who served in both Bush administrations, assaulted Mary Margaret Farren in their New Canaan, Conn., home soon after she filed for divorce.
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Lyft stalls NYC launch on legal issue

CNBC - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:30pm
For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.
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Man suspected of killing 6 in Texas has Alaska ties; classmates recall him as funny, playful

FOX News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:28pm
The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, in Texas this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school, where he was voted class clown and prom king.
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Seattle city attorney admits he broke drug-free-workplace rule by buying on first day of sales

FOX News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:00pm
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has admitted he broke a drug-free-workplace rule when he bought marijuana on the first day of legal sales in Washington state.
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Cramer: Winning with higher risk stocks

CNBC - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:56pm
Are spec stocks right for you?
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John Seigenthaler, Editor and Aide to Politicians, Dies at 86

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:43pm
The longtime editor of The Tennessean also worked on John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1960 and at the Justice Department.

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Mylan nears deal with Abbott

CNBC - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:42pm
U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan is said to be in advanced talks to buy a multibillion-dollar portfolio of established products from Abbott Laboratories.
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On Religion: Among Justices, Considering a Divide Not of Gender or Politics, but of Beliefs

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:40pm
Most analyses of recent church-state decisions have gone along the lines of politics or gender, yet it is at least as compelling to consider the Catholic-Jewish divide.

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Allergan: Ignore Pershing Square

CNBC - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:31pm
Allergan told its stockholders not to respond to Pershing Square Capital Management's proposal to revamp the board.
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U.S. Targets South Korea Over Steel

The New York Times - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:30pm
In a ruling hailed by American steel makers, the Commerce Department says steel tubes and pipes from eight countries were being dumped on the United States market.

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