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Bush 41 Reunion Looks to Burnish His Legacy

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:25pm
Allies and even former opponents of the elder George Bush will gather in Texas to mark the 25th anniversary of his presidency.

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From gun control to threat detection

POLITICO - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:16pm
The push in D.C. now is to identify those who might become violent before they act.
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Hand-Held Treatment for Overdoses Is Approved

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:15pm
The device, an injector filled with a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose, is small enough to fit into a pocket.

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It's about time: Nation's new civilian atomic clock is 3 times more accurate than predecessor

FOX News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:15pm
Good news for people who are sticklers for punctuality: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a new atomic clock that isn't supposed to gain or lose a second in roughly 300 million years.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Death Toll Rises to 30 in Landslide

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:11pm
With the release of the names of two more victims, the number of missing is 15.

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Fires in Detroit Destroy an Artist’s Canvas: Vacant Houses

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:55pm
A project to fight blight by covering empty houses with colorful dots and discarded dolls, stuffed animals and other items has been marred by what officials suspect is arson.

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Israel Halts Prisoner Release as Talks Hit Impasse

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:50pm
The decision was a response to a Palestinian push to join 15 international conventions and treaties, which Israel regarded as an unacceptable move.
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10 top Letterman political moments

POLITICO - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:44pm
From guns to doughnuts, here are some of the host's most memorable recent moments.
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Agreement on Interstate Repair Needs, but Not on How to Pay for Them

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:42pm
Lawmakers and some groups are pushing to lift the ban on Interstate tolls, but some businesses like FedEx and McDonald’s fear increased costs and a loss of customers.

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Fort Hood Gunman Was Being Treated for Depression

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:38pm
Officials said Specialist Ivan Lopez, accused of killing three people at the Texas base, had been prescribed a sleep aid and other medications, and that he had a “clean record.”

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'Meet the Press' is third again

POLITICO - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:37pm
The NBC Sunday show and its host David Gregory are having a tough time with ratings.
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Leaders resist wage compromise

POLITICO - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:31pm
Senators open to compromise on a wage hike are facing stiff resistance from their own leadership.
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Rock slides could hit Utah homes, geologists say

FOX News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:26pm
More cliff-top rocks similar to ones that killed a middle-aged couple when they smashed into their home near Zion National Park could come loose, Utah geologists warn.
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Tornado alerts grip Midwest

FOX News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:25pm
Tornado warnings that were in effect for three counties in Missouri and one in northern Texas on Thursday have expired, but the National Weather Service says it's too soon for residents in the Midwest to let down their guard.
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They ensure no food is wasted

CNN - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:23pm
In "the nation's salad bowl," as California's Central Valley is often called, fresh produce grows in abundance.
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She becomes first woman to command a numbered U.S. Navy fleet

CNN - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:16pm
Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe has made history with her appointment as head of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. 10th Fleet, making her "the first female commander of a numbered fleet in U.S. Navy history," according to that military branch.
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What’s the future of smartphones?

CNBC - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:09pm
Since the days of bulky "brick phones" that weighed 2 pounds, mobile handsets have undergone an impressive evolution over the past four decades.
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Out of the spotlight: Dell’s private transformation

CNBC - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:07pm
Since Dell's business went private, the PC giant has focused on shifting from a product provider to a problem solver, its president for Asia said.
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White House says 'No' to Obama photo usage

CNBC - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:05pm
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz snapped a "selfie" with President Barack Obama when the World Series champions visited the White House this week.
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Motherlode Blog: Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged

The New York Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:03pm
New research suggests that kindergarteners are capable of learning more advanced math concepts than are offered in most classrooms.

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