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Feds toughen up on big banks

POLITICO - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:09pm
POLITICO Pro Report: Regulators finalize a rule that imposes tougher funding requirements.
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Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:08pm
Facing increasing criticism for its plan to honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate who has called Islam a “nihilistic cult of death,” Brandeis University decided against awarding the degree.






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More pain in store for the dollar-yen?

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:04pm
The dollar-yen's sharp sell-off this week caught many investors off guard, but what underlies the dramatic declines and is there more pain in store?
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Court: La. must report voucher data

POLITICO - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:50pm
The state will have to provide information about the racial background of students.
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Dems kick in win at Soccer Classic

POLITICO - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:43pm
"We pulled it off in a squeaker," says Rep. Chris Van Hollen, coach for the Democrats.
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National Briefing | Washington: Secret Service Employees Reassigned

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:41pm
The Secret Service has reassigned several employees in the wake of alcohol-related misbehavior in the Netherlands before President Obama arrived there for meetings last month.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Court Panel Maintains Stay on Abortion Rules

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:58pm
A federal appeals court panel has kept the stay on rules restricting the use of the most common abortion medications while a case against them plays out in court.
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Marine Shoots Fellow Guard at North Carolina Base

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:50pm
The Marine was shot and killed by another guard; however, base officials said they did not consider the shooting an act of terrorism.






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Edwin Kagin, Atheist Who Battled Religion in Public Sphere, Dies at 73

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:36pm
Mr. Kagin filed multiple lawsuits, including one challenging plans to include a cross-shaped remnant of the World Trade Center at the Sept. 11 Memorial in New York.
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White House Memo: For Obama Presidency, Lyndon Johnson Looms Large

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:33pm
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is a painful reminder to President Obama that Lyndon B. Johnson might have been the last president able to push through such sweeping legislation.






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Race a possible motive in Detroit attack

CNN - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:18pm
Detroit Police Chief James Craig wouldn't go so far as to call a mob attack on a driver last week a "hate crime," but, he said, "The issue of race is being looked at" as a possible motive.
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Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:13pm
Thieves who target burls, protrusions on trees that are valued for their intricately patterned wood, are driven by a sluggish economy and costly methamphetamine habits, officials said.
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In S.C., Clinton touts diversity

POLITICO - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:10pm
"The future will belong, in my opinion, to people who try to cultivate our interesting differences," he says.
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Complaint details alleged jail assault by Red Sox broadcaster's son held in girlfriend death

FOX News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:09pm
A criminal complaint against the jailed son of a Boston Red Sox broadcaster says he threw hot coffee in a fellow inmate's face, hit him with a plastic chair and punched him.
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Zeituni Onyango, Obama’s Aunt From Kenya, Dies at 61

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:04pm
Ms. Onyango, who received asylum in the United States after years of living illegally in Boston, had served as Mr. Obama’s guide when he visited Kenya in the 1980s.
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Democrats Use Pay Issue in Bid for Women’s Vote

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:48pm
Facing a midterm election that is tilting against them, Democrats are trying to revive a gender advantage that has sustained them for a generation.






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Listening Post: Mideast Frustration, the Sequel

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:46pm
“Poof, that was the moment,” Secretary of State John Kerry said of Israel’s announcement that it planned to build 700 new apartments for settlers.






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Number of Mothers in U.S. Who Stay at Home Rises

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:42pm
A study released by the Pew Research Center found that the number rose since 2000 after decades of decline, likely driven in part by economic factors and changing demographics.






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Illinois Moves to Ease Chicago Pension Woes

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:33pm
The state legislature approved a plan put forth by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would presumably include a property tax increase for Chicago residents.






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Marine fatally shoots another guard at Camp Lejeune

FOX News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:23pm
Authorities say the victim in a North Carolina base shooting died of a single wound to the chest after efforts to revive him.
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