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Markets spooked by idea of Rousseff win

CNBC - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:09am
Brazilian markets are reeling at the prospect of a second term for President Dilma Rousseff, and experts say the selloff may not end anytime soon.
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Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot in gun training accident

FOX News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:00am
Pennsylvania State Police say that a trooper who was accidentally shot during a gun safety exercise Tuesday has died. 
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What we know about the Texas Ebola patient

CNBC - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:33am
Here's what we know about the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa during the epidemic, and the risk to Americans.
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Ebola will be contained in US: Virologist

CNBC - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:50am
An expert says the U.S. is "extremely well equipped" to manage the lone case of Ebola.
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University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students

The New York Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:56am
A package of measures includes eliminating the expectation that certain students take jobs during the school year, guaranteeing paid internships and providing career counseling.






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British warplanes hit first ISIS targets

CNBC - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:56am
British warplanes struck their first targets in Iraq on Tuesday, four days after Westminster voted for military action. The Financial Times reports.
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Debate in Texas Governor’s Race Turns Heated Over Incentive Fund

The New York Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:48am
The candidates, the Republican Greg Abbott and the Democrat Wendy Davis, accused each other of benefiting from lax distribution of state development money.






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States in Play: Part 3: Loss of a Democratic Power Leaves Arkansas in Doubt

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:47pm
Democrats face tough challenges in a state that is drifting right. Their popular governor must leave office because of term limits, and outside interests loom larger in a race that may determine control of the Senate.






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Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot during yearly gun training exercise

FOX News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:28pm
A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died.
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National Briefing | Washington: Money Allocated for Immigration Lawyers

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:17pm
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would provide $9 million over two years for lawyers to represent unaccompanied minors in their deportation cases.






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F.A.A. to Focus on Contractors for Air Traffic System After Damage to Cables

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:11pm
An attack on aircraft equipment near Chicago has led to a review of who has access to vital points in the system.






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Secret Service Rules Violated on Obama's Trip to Atlanta

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:06pm
The contract security guard also managed to take pictures during the encounter, an official said, violating Secret Service rules while the president was in Atlanta.






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U.S. Cannot Subsidize Health Plans in States With No Marketplace, a Judge Rules

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:58pm
A decision on the Affordable Care Act that could affect 36 states increases the likelihood of a Supreme Court ruling.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Are Liberals Fund-Raising Hypocrites?

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:14pm
It’s not only the right that uses secretive organizations to keep rich donors anonymous.
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Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:05pm
The program is aimed at helping to discourage many children from making a long, dangerous trek across Mexico in an attempt to cross into the United States and join their parents.
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Psych expert says suspect in 1979 NYC missing-boy case didn't understand right to silence

FOX News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:00pm
A man who admitted on videotape killing a boy missing since 1979 did not understand his right to silence, a defense psychologist testified Tuesday.
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Diocese Bars Girls From Playing Contact Sports With Boys

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:54pm
The policy, by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, said that boys’ and girls’ competing together in such sports would be in conflict with its religious mission.






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Funeral home sues Archdiocese of Los Angeles for $250 million over cemetery leases

FOX News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:48pm
A funeral home company has sued the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging it was cheated out of a lease deal involving six Roman Catholic cemeteries.
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The Democrats' last frontier?

POLITICO - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:44pm
Mark Begich is in the political fight of his life, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance.
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Decision to let cop killer Abu-Jamal give commencement speech 'despicable,' widow says

FOX News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:30pm
Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected as the commencement speaker for a Vermont college, a “despicable” decision that should be reversed, the Philadelphia officer’s widow told FoxNews.com on Tuesday.
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