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US-owned meat plant behind food scare

CNBC - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:52am
China manufacturers may have a worrying track record with safety, but a U.S. meat plant is now at the center of the latest food scandal.
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Detroit approves debt-cutting plan

CNBC - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:24am
In a step forward to overcome bankruptcy, Detroit's retirees and active employees have approved a debt-cutting plan.
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Bob Dole battles home-schoolers

POLITICO - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:17am
He seeks to help pass an international treaty on rights for people with disabilities.
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Detroit’s Retirees Vote to Lower Pensions, in Support of Bankruptcy Plan

The New York Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:10am
The vote by the city’s public-sector retirees was a crucial step in its plan to emerge from bankruptcy before the end of the year.

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Anger over narrow networks

POLITICO - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:10am
The issue has surfaced in some campaigns this year, including the New Hampshire Senate race.
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Food chains dragged into food scandal

CNBC - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:09am
A food scandal in China is spreading, dragging in Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as McDonald's products from Japan.
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9/11 panel chairs slam 'dysfunction'

POLITICO - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:02am
Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton say when it comes to making America safe, Congress is stuck in the mire.
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China's debt soars to 250% of GDP

CNBC - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:42pm
China's debt has soared to two and half times its economy from 147 percent at the end of 2008, Standard Chartered estimates.
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Stars may align on transparency

POLITICO - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:37pm
House Republicans and Senate Democrats may finally get together and do something.
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Barney Frank returns to the Hill

POLITICO - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:28pm
POLITICO Pro Report: The former Massachusetts congressman is set to testify Wednesday.
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Obama’s Secret to Handling Criticism? Focus, and No TV

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:25pm
At a recent event for an initiative intended to help black and Latino youths, the president candidly answered students’ questions on his upbringing, his family and his approach to life.

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Clinton defends Israel on Gaza

POLITICO - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:02pm
Hillary Clinton repeatedly stressed that Israel was "provoked" by Hamas.
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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Youths Accused of Killing Homeless Men

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:48pm
Three Albuquerque teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence post have been ordered held on $5 million bonds on murder charges.

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Portland suburb reports vandals continuing to smear cars with maple bars, doughnuts, cake

FOX News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:47pm
There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows.
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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Execution Case to Be Appealed to Justices

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:46pm
A federal appeals court on Monday denied Arizona’s request for a new hearing, by a larger panel, to reconsider the court’s stay of the execution of Joseph Wood because of drug secrecy issues.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Stay on Gay-Marriage Ruling Is Upheld

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:35pm
A judge rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to remain in effect while it is appealed.

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To Talk With Hamas, U.S. Needs Help From a Testy Trio of Nations

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:22pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will be leaning heavily on Egypt, Turkey and Qatar — which have deep divisions over the Islamic movement — to help broker a cease-fire as quickly as possible.
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The Big Fix: Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:19pm
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
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Tinderbox Explodes in Wildfires Across Northwest

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:55pm
Dozens of wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.

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Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

The New York Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:51pm
Administrators at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are pressed for changes over how a campus panel handled a freshman’s complaint.
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