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National Briefing | West: California: Giant Snails Seized at Airport

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:58pm
Customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized a shipment of several dozen live giant African snails.






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Marine jailed in Mexico says first court hearing did not go as expected

FOX News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:44pm
A Mexican federal judge sent Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison Wednesday after he made his first official courtroom appearance. 
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A Federal Appeals Court Sidesteps How to Prosecute Detainees

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:31pm
The federal appeals court reinstated the 2008 conspiracy conviction of a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, but the long-awaited decision was more confusing than clarifying.






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How climate change changed me

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:18pm
Opinion: Tom Steyer reconciles his old work with fossil fuels with his current activism.
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Does the GOP need a FrankenCandidate?

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:18pm
What would the ideal candidate--someone who could actually win without repealing the platform's essential components--look like?
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DealBook: From Benghazi to the Boardroom: The Road to the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:17pm
An arrest in Libya led the Justice Department to delay suing the bank over mortgage securities, opening the door to last-minute talks that have culminated in a settlement expected to be announced Monday.






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Abortion Clinic Protections Proposed in Massachusetts

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:09pm
Lawmakers expressed support for a bill that they say would address safety concerns that arose when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down buffer zones for demonstrators at abortion clinics.
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Ex-Governor, Suing Over Book, Faces His Own Words

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:00pm
Lawyers defending the estate of a former member of the Navy SEALs in a defamation case filed by the former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura played audio and video clips of Mr. Ventura and read quotes from his books for jurors.






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Ex-manager of New Jersey diner pleads guilty in plot to kill co-owner, his uncle by marriage

FOX News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:49pm
The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner pleaded guilty Monday in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.
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Source: Bloomberg helped Graham

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:41pm
The former NYC mayor donates $250,000 to the senator's primary against a tea party opponent.
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Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

CNN - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:41pm
CNN finds dozens of employees from Disney as well as Universal Studios and SeaWorld have been arrested in connection to child-sex crimes since 2006.
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Lawmakers From Texas Will Offer Border Bill

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:37pm
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, and Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, say they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill on Tuesday intended to combat the humanitarian crisis at the nation’s southern border.






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The Rand Paul pile-on

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:20pm
The pre-emptive strikes suggest that some fear Paul is winning the foreign policy argument.
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Woman recants Conor Oberst rape story: 'I made up those lies'

CNN - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:16pm
A woman who accused Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst of raping her when she was a teenager a decade ago now says she made the story up.
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A bill in the making to resolve rise in immigrants

CNBC - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:22pm
Two Texas lawmakers plan to introduce a bipartisan bill to combat the humanitarian crisis at the nation's southern border.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:17pm
When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?






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Tesla: W.H. petition response 'timid'

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:16pm
It blasts the administration for a delayed reaction to a petition on direct auto sales to buyers.
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Leader's speech put pressure on Iran negotiators

CNBC - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:05pm
A speech by Iran's Supreme Leader has limited the ability of the Iranian delegation to make concessions with world powers.
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Ahmed Abassi, Tunisian man accused in terror plot, is 'dangerous,' prosecutors say

FOX News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:51pm
Prosecutors in New York say a Tunisian man accused last year of plotting to organize a U.S.-based terrorism cell is "far more dangerous" than his guilty plea to immigration charges would indicate.
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Fed watchers await Yellen testimony

CNBC - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:51pm
Fed Chair Janet Yellen could keep the rally rolling Tuesday, but if there are any surprises, traders expect a violent reaction.
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