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National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Judge Denies Shield for Duke Records

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:36pm
Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway on Friday denied Duke Energy’s motion seeking to shield records in a civil suit related to groundwater pollution from 33 coal ash dumps in the state during a separate federal criminal investigation.
    





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National Briefing | Washington: Lawmakers Deserve More Pay, Congressman Says

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:36pm
Representative James P. Moran says members of Congress cannot “live decently” in Washington on their $174,000 salary and deserve more money.
    





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National Briefing | Health: New Global Aids Chief for U.S. Assumes Post

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:36pm
Dr. Deborah Birx, a former chief for global AIDS for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was sworn in on Friday as the nation’s global AIDS coordinator.
    





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National Briefing | Washington: I.R.S. Paid Whistle-Blowers $53 Million Last Year

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:33pm
The Internal Revenue Service said Friday that it had paid whistle-blowers $53 million last year for turning in tax cheats.
    





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National Briefing | South: Georgia: Paula Deen and Brother Shut a Restaurant

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:31pm
The celebrity chef Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba Hiers, have closed a Savannah seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained her reputation.
    





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National Briefing | West: California: Smuggling Tunnels Unearthed at Border

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:31pm
Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of yards across the United States-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday.
    





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National Briefing | Washington: Army Rules on Hairstyles Draw Complaints

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:31pm
New Army regulations dealing with hair are coming under criticism by some black military women.
    





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3 Soldiers Identified as Victims of Shooting

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:45pm
The Army said that the soldiers killed in the Fort Hood rampage were highly decorated veterans who had served multiple tours of duty.
    





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3 black men convicted of New York armed robbery disguised as white cops get 32-year sentences

FOX News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:41pm
Three black men who authorities say disguised themselves in a New York armed robbery to look like white police officers have each been sentenced to 32 years in prison.
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Judge Says Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed Out of State

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:35pm
A federal judge in Cincinnati declared Friday that he would require Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
    





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U.S. to Reassess Status of Talks on Middle East

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:02pm
Secretary of State John Kerry said he was flying home to Washington to meet with President Obama to reassess the peace negotiations, and whether there is a path forward.
    
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Dispute Over Leave Agitated Ft. Hood Soldier Before Shooting

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:58pm
Specialist Ivan Antonio Lopez, who shot almost 20 fellow soldiers, had been denied leave by his superiors, a law enforcement official said.
    





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U.S. Eyes Afghan Vote, Seeking Amenable Ally

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:45pm
Obama administration officials will closely watch this weekend’s election in Afghanistan, hoping that a successor to President Hamid Karzai will allow international troops to remain on the ground.
    
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On Religion: A Resolution at Last for a Father’s Unsettling Legacy

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:38pm
Ashes from Dachau were pressed from hand to hand with an admonition. Forgetting was impossible, but so was deciding what to do with them.
    





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Hiring Rises, but Number of Jobless Stays High

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:31pm
Better weather encouraged employers to begin hiring workers more aggressively in March, adding 192,000 to payrolls. The jobless rate remained flat 6.7 percent.
    





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Law Lifts Enrollment in Medicaid by Millions

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:14pm
The Obama administration said the increases were much greater in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
    





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Human remains found in 1988 ID'd as missing Arizona mom

FOX News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:08pm
Phoenix police say the remains of Julie Grubaugh were identified through DNA technology and it's now a homicide investigation.
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Sign of Spring on Pay: Real Wage Growth

The New York Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:27pm
Years after the recession, there are now signs that the labor market is tightening enough that more workers may get raises that significantly exceed inflation.
    
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Stocks may be challenged by momentum drop

CNBC - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:54pm
Traders are watching to see if once high-flying names can stabilize or whether they will ensnare the market in a bigger downdraft.
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Buffett could buy slice of Cubs, but ...

CNBC - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:51pm
It's not inconceivable Warren Buffett might be interested in buying a piece of the Chicago Cubs, but there's a big reason to doubt a deal will happen.
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