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Ebola virus: A closer look at the disease

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:37pm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. But what is this virus, and how are people contracting it?
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Is the Russian economy near collapse?

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:24pm
"The economy is so unstable and will not survive at the current pace. And Russia does not make anything on its own," said one oligarch.
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Oil giants evacuate Iraqi Kurdistan

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:22pm
Major oil producers are pulling staff from Iraq's Kurdistan region as the radical militants of the Islamic State advance towards its capital.
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Survey says investors getting scared

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:17pm
As world unrest surges and the stock market wobbles, investors have gotten nervous.
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Ex-judge says his own bias may have led to bad conviction

CNN - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:09pm
It was something former New York Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro just couldn't get out of his mind: His 1999 second-degree murder conviction of a white man who said he killed a black man in self-defense.
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DealBook: Bank of America Offers U.S. Biggest Settlement in History Over Toxic Mortgage Loans

The New York Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:06pm
After months of stiff resistance, the bank has abruptly offered to pay $16 billion. The turning point came in an unexpected ruling from a federal judge known to be hard on big banks.

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Natural gas rally doused by cool summer

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:46pm
A once-feared natural gas rally has been cooled by a surprisingly mild summer. Can it last?
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IRS notches legal win on lost emails

POLITICO - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:41pm
A judge says True the Vote failed to show "irreparable harm" in its lawsuit.
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Murkowski to Begich: Knock it off

POLITICO - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:35pm
Alaska's two sitting senators engage in an unusual public spat over a campaign advertisement.
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How late was Obama? Here's a break down

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:26pm
President Obama has been a cumulative 35 hours and 21 minutes late to scheduled speaking events in 2014, WaPo reports.
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Simmons: No slurs for sports teams

POLITICO - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:23pm
"Redskins was an insult to American Indians," the KISS bassist says.
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'Dead Man Walking' nun: 'Botched' executions reveal botched system

CNN - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:19pm
Sister Helen Prejean blasts the air-conditioner in her champagne-colored Toyota Corolla, the back bumper held up with duct tape. It's clear why friends insist on driving when they are with her. She could rival NASCAR's Danica Patrick on the gas pedal. Age -- she turned 75 this year -- hasn't slowed her down.
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Hypocrisy of 'condemn Israel'

CNN - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:08pm
Abraham Foxman says anti-Semitism and underestimating the threat and role of Hamas in starting the Gaza conflict are behind anti-Israel protests.
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New Jersey mother charged in son's 1991 death

CNN - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:05pm
For more than two decades, New Jersey investigators had not been able to solve the homicide of 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey.
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Looking to trade on Ebola? Beware

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:04pm
Looking to trade on the Ebola scare? Ex-trader Turney Duff offers up what he'd do—and a word of caution.
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Midterm Calculus: Yes, Alaska Is Hard to Poll. So Is Everywhere Else.

The New York Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:02pm
Despite its reputation, Alaska is ahead of New York, Maine, Maryland and Georgia when polling errors are averaged in Senate races since 1992.

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Obama considers help for trapped Iraqis

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:56pm
President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops to address a humanitarian crisis among religious minorities in Iraq.
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Obama authorizes Iraq airstrikes; none launched yet

POLITICO - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:55pm
He also orders special assistance for trapped refugees.
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Russia retaliates with sanctions: Winners and losers

CNBC - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:51pm
After imports of food from the U.S., EU, Australia, Canada and Norway were banned, Russian supermarkets are going to have to find substitutes fast.
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