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Motherlode Blog: There’s So Much to Say About Her Aunt’s Suicide, I Can’t Even Begin.

The New York Times - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:10am
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.

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John Kasich's crusade

POLITICO - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:03am
The Ohio Republican launches a national campaign to amend the Constitution to require a balanced budget.
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3 inmates escape from Alabama jail

FOX News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:36am
Authorities say three inmates -- including two facing capital murder charges -- have escaped from the Choctaw County jail in Butler.
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No public ceremonies for Newtown as it marks 2nd anniversary of shooting rampage

FOX News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:16am
No public memorial events are planned in Newtown as the community marks the second anniversary of the shooting rampage that left 20 children and six educators dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Badri: Oil's slide beyond fundamentals

CNBC - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:14am
The head of OPEC said on Sunday the group had no target price for oil, and urged Gulf states to continue investing in exploration and production.
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Hundreds attend funeral of Mississippi woman burned alive

FOX News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 3:00am
About 400 mourners packed a chapel in Mississippi on Saturday to say goodbye to a 19-year-old woman who was burned alive, among them classmates who used permanent markers to write heartfelt messages on her white metal coffin.
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25,000 March in New York to Protest Police Violence

The New York Times - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 12:10am
The demonstration was the largest since a grand jury decided this month not to indict a white officer involved in the death of a black Staten Island man.

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UN talks agree climate deal building blocks

CNBC - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:28pm
About 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a deal to combat climate change in 2015.
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China growth may slow to 7.1% in 2015

CNBC - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:16pm
China's economic growth could slow to 7.1 percent in 2015 from an expected 7.4 percent this year, the central bank said in research report.
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Jeb Bush to release email trove from time in office

POLITICO - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:11pm
The former Florida governor says he will release about 250,000 emails.
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Prisoner charged with stealing $113,000 from IRS through scheme to file false tax returns

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:51pm
A career criminal serving time at a Tennessee prison is accused of concocting a scheme to file false tax returns in the names of fellow inmates.
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2 women plead guilty in connection with hate-crime attacks on African-Americans in Mississippi

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:37pm
Two women have pleaded guilty in connection with a series of attacks on African-Americans in Mississippi that included running over and killing a man.
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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, Joining House

The New York Times - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:24pm
A rare Saturday session bridged some disagreements, as the chamber approved the measure to fund core domestic government operations.

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US Senate passes $1.1T spending bill

CNBC - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:58pm
The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown.
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Political Calculus: Obama’s Immigration Move Benefits Democrats Where It Counts

The New York Times - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:24pm
A big bounce in the polls among Hispanics suggests Democrats can rebound in 2016 by winning back persuadable voters.

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Coast Guard searches for sailor who fell into Gulf while painting freighter hull

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:51pm
The U.S. Coast Guard has joined the crew of a Chinese freighter in the search for a crew member who fell into the Gulf of Mexico while painting the bulk freighter's hull.
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Mississippi crash kills 4, closes road for hours

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:41pm
A tractor-trailer plowed into 11 cars stopped on an interstate highway in coastal Mississippi early Saturday, killing a father and daughter and two young men in a horrendous crash that also closed the highway for more than six hours.
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Robert B. Oakley, Envoy Deft at Tackling Crises, Dies at 83

The New York Times - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:20pm
Mr. Oakley was best known for negotiating the release of an American pilot held by Somali militiamen in 1993 in what was known as the “Black Hawk Down” crisis.

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Navy Extends Streak to 13 with 17-10 Win in Army-Navy Game

FOX News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:03pm
Navy's quarterback Keenan Reynolds led the Midshipmen over Army in the 115th Army-Navy game.,Navy's quarterback Keenan Reynolds led the Midshipmen over Army in the 115th Army-Navy game.
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Grisly Execution in Oklahoma Detailed in Court Brief

The New York Times - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 7:42pm
The doctor involved in the lethal injection in Oklahoma was sprayed with blood when, in an attempt to insert an intravenous line, he struck an artery, according to documents filed in a federal lawsuit.

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