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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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F.B.I. to Investigate a Hanging Death in North Carolina

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:57pm
After state officials said Lennon Lacy, 17, whose body was found hanging from a swing set in North Carolina, committed suicide, the local chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. asked the F.B.I. to intervene.
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Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:53pm
Many Detroiters are willing to wait for promised change, but it has been slow to come. “The city has good intentions,” one resident said, “but then the actions are like a snail.”

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