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First Draft: Today in Politics

The New York Times - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:26am
The lame-duck Senate gets back to business on Monday and is set to begin approving the executive and judicial branch nominations.






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Slowdown signs emerge for oil states

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:25am
Some of the nation's top oil states are showing early signs of a slowdown as a result of the plunge in crude prices.
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Condé Nast greeted by rats at WTC

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:19am
Rats have been sighted at the company's new World Trade Center office, according to a report from the New York Post.
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Sales of macadamias soar after nut rage

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:17am
Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines exec. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the upside: a boom in sales of macadamias.
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Sydney jihadist attack feared amid siege

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:08am
Australian police locked down the center of Sydney after an armed man took hostages, igniting fears of a jihadist attack.
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Bob Evans Farms' CEO calls it quits

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:08am
The CEO of Bob Evans Farms is stepping down after more than eight years in the post by mutual agreement with the company.
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Top investor: Oil drop=instability

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:00am
A top hedge fund manager is worried about what the continued low price of oil could mean for the global economy.
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Afghan war costs US $1 trillion

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:35am
The Afghanistan war has cost the U.S. taxpayer nearly $1 trillion and billions more is at stake after involvement officially ends this month.
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Chaos over new Air Jordans

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:24am
In Houston, large lines of shoppers line up for a shot at the latest Air Jordans. KPRC reports.
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Fed faces decision over choice words

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:10am
Fed officials will decide this week whether to make a critical change to their policy statement that would widen the door for interest rate hikes.
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Top staffers at RGA, DGA form consulting firm

POLITICO - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:37am
Former competitors band together to create 50-State LLC.
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Will cheap oil kill Keystone?

POLITICO - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:35am
The global collapse of oil prices risks undermining the case for building the 1,179-mile pipeline.
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Treasury fight escalates

POLITICO - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:34am
Liberal opposition to Obama's choice of investment banker Antonio Weiss as treasury undersecretary has hardened.
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Middle East stocks get hammered

CNBC - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:27am
Stocks in the Middle East suffered some of their worst losses for years Sunday in a reaction to a further drop in oil prices.
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Popular smartphone app causes traffic jam uproar in California neighborhoods

FOX News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:00am
When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.
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Friends of UVA's 'Jackie' say they pushed her to call police after alleged rape

FOX News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:00am
Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house say a magazine article wrongly portrayed them as uncaring students who were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being.
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Records: Brown's friend was consistent

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:45am
Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown in August, told remarkably similar stories in an interview with county and federal authorities in August and in testimony to the grand jury in September.
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