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North Carolina Cuts Prison Time for Probation Violators, and Costs

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:43pm
The measure is among several new policies that have helped the state reverse the increase in prisoners, and that officials hope will help curb crime and recidivism.

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On a Day Devoted to Past Events, Focus on New Terror Link

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:36pm
As President Obama honored the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House argued that he had the right to wage his new ISIS fight under the same legal authority he used for Al Qaeda.

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Noel W. Hinners, Voice for Scientific Research at NASA, Dies at 78

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:25pm
Dr. Hinners helped NASA launch some of its farthest-reaching scientific probes into space — to retrieve moon rocks, map the surface of Mars and peer beyond intergalactic dust to where stars are born.

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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Wait for Abortion

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:17pm
The Republican-controlled legislature enacted one of the most stringent waiting periods for women seeking abortions, overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon.

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Sale in Utah Ends Fears of a Crimp in Tourism

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:00pm
Park City Mountain Resort was at the center of an eviction battle that ended with its sale to Vail Resorts, which operates an adjacent ski area.

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Senate Dems skeptical about Syria

POLITICO - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:00pm
Lawmakers in both parties want to know more about the United States' role in the country.
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World's tallest dog, Zeus the Great Dane from Otsego, dies at age 5

FOX News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:53pm
The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5.
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The House, in Rare Unity With Obama, Will Leave the Trail for an ISIS Vote

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:53pm
The vote, set for Monday, showed how quickly the politics of President Obama’s foreign policy have shifted after he vowed in a speech to the nation to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS.

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The deal that upended Washington

POLITICO - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:43pm
News that Saudi Arabia would support members of the Syrian opposition changed everything.
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W.H. fence-jumper caught

POLITICO - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:35pm
A man who jumped over the White House's North Fence ran toward the presidential residence.
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Federal officials: Mexican cartel laundered ransom money in fashion district in Los Angeles

FOX News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:31pm
Authorities say a ransom paid for an American who delivered cocaine for a drug cartel led them to a scheme to launder drug money through businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles.
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Reasons for caution in IPO market

CNBC - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:31pm
The highly anticipated debut of Alibaba will come amid the busiest year for initial public offerings since the technology bubble burst in 2000.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:29pm
By forgoing Congress’s assent, he exceeds George W. Bush in imperial hubris.

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Massachusetts prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy home where 4 other children lived

FOX News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:28pm
A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month.
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Retail sales key on data-heavy day

CNBC - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:20pm
Retail sales, released at 8:30 a.m. ET, is the most important data point since last Friday's disappointing jobs report.
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Odds in Trump's favor: Trump Jr.

CNBC - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:10pm
The Trump brand remains intact, Donald Trump Jr. says.
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Watch Friday's show!

CNN - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:00pm
September 12, 2014
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On 9/11 Anniversary, Looking Back and Ahead

The New York Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:57pm
This year, as families of the victims gathered in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, there was talk of new military campaigns in the Middle East.
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Fugitive captured in Iowa returns to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973

FOX News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:54pm
A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973.
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Addicted to your phone? Try the NoPhone

CNBC - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:54pm
Is the iPhone to high tech for you? You may want to try the NoPhone.
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