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G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding

The New York Times - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:21am
A provision in the spending bill to increase limits on individual donations to each party’s national committees began with Republicans weighing funding for their 2016 convention.
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How the 'War on Coal' went global

POLITICO - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:00am
It's sobering news for an industry beset by EPA climate and pollution regulations.
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Getting your kids off your payroll

CNBC - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:00am
Giving kids the keys to financial empowerment involve taking a few small but surprising steps.
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CIA misrepresented key aspects of brutal interrogation program, according to Senate report

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:17am
When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.
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Man trying to propose marriage wreaks havoc on Dutch town

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 7:46am
A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was a smashing success, but not in the way he had hoped.
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Egypt Denies Entry to American Scholar Critical of Its Government

The New York Times - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 6:18am
Michele Dunne, a former diplomat now with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said Saturday that she was turned away at the Cairo airport.

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US Congress readies new sanctions on Russia

CNBC - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:14am
U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.
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Senate Set to Approve $1.1 Trillion in Spending

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:57pm
The Senate is expected to pass the $1.1 trillion package, but not without delays prompted by unhappy members of both parties.

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US Senate delays vote on spending bill

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:57pm
The U.S. Senate postponed an anticipated vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Friday and will instead aim to pass the legislation on Monday.
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Man pleads guilty to sending death threats with white powder to Sen. McCain, other officials

FOX News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:05pm
An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to charges he mailed 21 death threats with white powder over 15 years to U.S. Sen. John McCain, a local high school and others.
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Iran hackers may target US firms

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:58pm
The FBI has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operations.
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Rose Cochran, a Figure in a Campaign Attack Video, Dies at 73

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:17pm
Mrs. Cochran, a former teacher, was in a nursing home when she became part of an unsuccessful attack ad against her husband, Senator Thad Cochran.

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National Briefing | Washington: Defense Nominee Ashton Carter Has Back Surgery

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:06pm
Ashton B. Carter, President Obama’s nominee to become defense secretary, underwent what an administration official called “a long-planned surgical procedure on his back” on Friday.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Holder Speaks on Police Tactics

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:30pm
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke with the police and community members in Chicago on Friday about law enforcement practices, his latest stop in a nationwide tour.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Mother Ruled Insane in Attack

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:27pm
A judge on Friday found a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Atlantic Ocean not guilty of felony child abuse by reason of insanity.

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Ex-Chief Leads Vocal Defense of C.I.A.

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:27pm
The counteroffensive, which includes a new website, began even before the Senate committee issued its report on the agency’s harsh treatment of detainees.
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White House Memo: Obama’s Pleas Foreshadow Tense Relationship With a New Congress

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:20pm
The fact that President Obama had to lobby his own party so intensely to avoid a government shutdown speaks to the challenge he faces in dealing with a hostile Congress.

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Amid Details on Torture, Data on 26 Who Were Held in Error

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:17pm
Of 119 prisoners in C.I.A custody, the Senate report found that 26 were either described in the agency’s own documents as mistakenly detained, or released and given money.
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National Briefing | West: Oregon: 4 Hurt in Shooting Near Portland High School

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:09pm
Four people were injured in a shooting outside a Portland high school on Friday, throwing an area in the north end of the city into chaos.
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Documents Shed New Light on Legal Wrangling Over Spying in U.S.

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:03pm
Newly declassified documents show disagreement among judges on the secret surveillance court, and the Bush administration pushing forward with “innovative” solutions.

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