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France strikes Islamic State in Iraq

POLITICO - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:19am
Fighter jets entirely destroy a depot held by militants in the northeastern part of the country.
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Alibaba: Yahoo rakes in another jackpot

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:13am
Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: An investment in China's Alibaba that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.
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Obama to launch effort combating sex assault on campus

CNN - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:08am
The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.
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VanRoekel to take tech to Ebola fight

POLITICO - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:05am
The White House chief information officer leaves for USAID to coordinate the fight against ebola.
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UK politicians eye 'looser federation'

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:55am
Policymakers in the U.K. have used the result of the Scottish referendum to back plans for more devolution for each part of the United Kingdom.
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Alibaba surges in U.S. debut

POLITICO - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:26am
Alibaba is the largest e-commerce company in the world, bigger than Amazon and eBay combined.
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Great Scot! Scotland's surprising inventions

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:17am
As Scotland heads to the polls, here's a rundown of the top inventions Scotland has given the world.
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How oppo took over the midterms

POLITICO - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:02am
Gotcha stories have been front and center in an abnormally large number of top races this year.
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SAP chief 'very comfortable' with Concur deal

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:01am
The chief executive of German business software maker SAP defended the $129-per-share deal to buy U.S.-based software maker Concur.
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Chinese frustrated over missing out on Alibaba IPO

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:17am
While many Chinese are swelling with pride over e-commerce giant Alibaba's IPO, they're sore that they won't be able to participate.
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Scotland votes No: Scenes of joy and despair

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:36am
There was joy and despair in Scotland after a historic referendum on independence swung in favor of the No vote.
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Yen’s drop—too far, too fast?

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:34am
While the yen's sharp drop has driven the Nikkei to near seven-year highs, the quick decline is also spurring concerns over the economy.
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All eyes on Alibaba, Scotland vote

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:12am
Alibaba could stir things up as traders deal with options expirations and possible market volatility spurred by Scotland.
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Punditry and Predictions: Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote: A Loss for Pollsters and a Win for Betting Markets

The New York Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:07am
Prediction markets give much more reliable forecasts than pollsters, as do surveys of what voters expect will happen.

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Florida Man Fatally Shoots Daughter and 6 Grandchildren

The New York Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:07am
After exchanging words with a deputy who had arrived at the shooting scene, the man, Don Charles Spirit, killed himself.

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Apple's latest iPhones unboxed

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:01am
What's in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus box?
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Midterm Calculus: Court Ruling in Kansas Makes Senate Race a True Tossup

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:57pm
The basic contours of the race are consistent with the serious possibility of an independent victory, a victory that could decide Senate control.

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Congress’s Inaction Could Be Legal Basis for Stronger Executive War Powers

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:23pm
As lawmakers grapple with President Obama’s claim that he already has congressional authorization for airstrikes against the Islamic State, legal specialists are saying that even legislative inaction could create a precedent leaving the executive branch with greater war-making powers.

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Virtual reality vacations are here

CNBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:01pm
Marriott Hotels is betting in the future you will take virtual vacations.
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Pennsylvania Killing Suspect on F.B.I. Wanted List

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:45pm
Eric Matthew Fein is accused of killing a state trooper and critically injuring another.

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