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Where Coal is King

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:47pm
In Kentucky, both Democrats and Republicans are blocking green policies.
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How the fastest-warming city in the country is cooling off

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:47pm
In Louisville, it's one tree at a time.
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Budget bill shows GOP's new muscle

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:41pm
The $1.1 trillion spending package reflects Republican priorities.
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Michael Hayden Is Not Sorry

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:40pm
The Senate report rakes Bush's former CIA director over the coals. He fires back in an exclusive interview.
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With Compromises, a Global Accord to Fight Climate Change Is in Sight

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:39pm
A draft climate accord being circulating among negotiators would have every country pledge to curb fossil fuels, but each would set its own goals.
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Lawmaker demands apology for Penn State president's hands-up gesture at student protest

FOX News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:31pm
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is demanding that Penn State University's president apologize for making the "hands up" gesture associated with nationwide protests over the killing of an unarmed black Missouri teenager by a white police officer.
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What's not in the Senate torture report

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:22pm
The 528-page summary had 7 percent of its words blacked out.
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DSCC left with $20.4M in post-election debt

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:18pm
The figure helps explain why the group spent no money on the Louisiana runoff.
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Critical Tests to Begin on Highway Guardrail Banned in Most States

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:16pm
The Federal Highway Administration asked for the new crash tests after a federal jury found Trinity liable for defrauding the government by not disclosing design changes to the system.

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National Briefing | Health: Nearly 2,000 Travelers Screened for Ebola

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:15pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that airport workers in the United States screened 1,993 travelers arriving from the West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus in the month after enhanced screening first began.

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Senate GOP divided on filibusters

POLITICO - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:15pm
They have yet to decide whether to alter rules that Democrats altered.
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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Online Harassment Inquiry at M.I.T.

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:12pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it has determined that a retired faculty member, Walter Lewin, a physicist with a distinguished teaching career, has “engaged in online sexual harassment.”

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National Briefing | West: California: Death Penalty Sought for Rampage

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:09pm
Prosecutors in Placer and Sacramento Counties said Tuesday that they would seek the death penalty for a Utah man charged with killing two deputies during a rampage that also left a driver and another deputy wounded.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Manager Ends Work

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:06pm
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday agreed to end Detroit’s status as a city in financial emergency and to send home the emergency manager he appointed in March 2013 to oversee the city through its crisis.

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Congressional Leaders Reach Deal on Spending

The New York Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:00pm
Leaders in both parties expressed confidence that they would be able to keep the government running.

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Man killed after stabbing at Brooklyn synagogue

CNN - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:49pm
A man who stabbed another inside a Brooklyn synagogue Tuesday died of his wounds after police shot him, the New York Police Department said.
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Traders hope Santa will bring Dow 18,000

CNBC - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:13pm
If there is a Santa rally this year, it may not be quite the smooth ride higher many expected for stocks just a few weeks ago, according to some strategists.
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Cramer Remix: McDonald's reminds me of Kesha

CNBC - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:05pm
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is rapping about the recent performance of some of the biggest names in the market, from McDonald's to Netflix.
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Wisconsin college gymnast caught head in dumbwaiter, autopsy reveals

FOX News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:03pm
Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork on Tuesday released the autopsy results for 21-year-old Brooke Baures, a senior and standout gymnast at Winona State University in Minnesota.
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Organic is better in droughts: Report

CNBC - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:01pm
Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought according to a study.
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