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Rock slide halts NYC commuter rail service after damaging track

FOX News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:00am
Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.
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Russia to impose visa ban on US citizens

CNBC - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 2:45am
Russia said on Saturday it would retaliate against the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several U.S. citizens.
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Police: 25-pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family

CNN - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:45am
A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and sometimes resorted to eating insects he caught on the back porch, authorities said.
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Subprime woes return in used car market

CNBC - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:00am
Millions of Americans with shoddy credit records are obtaining used car loans, resembling the subprime mortgage mess.
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Israel expands Gaza ground offensive

CNBC - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:44pm
Israel said on Sunday it expanded its ground offensive in Gaza with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end fighting between Israel and Hamas.
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Horror of MH17 crash fails to stop fighting

CNBC - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:51pm
The horrible sight of bodies plummeting from the sky has not been enough to bring a moment of peace to war-torn eastern Ukraine.
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Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:17pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com.
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Appeals court postpones Ariz. inmate's execution

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:40pm
An appeals court has granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.
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Yehuda Nir, a Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 84

The New York Times - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:31pm
As a child, Dr. Nir had to masquerade as a Roman Catholic in German-occupied Poland, an ordeal that he turned into a well-received memoir and that guided him in treating victims of trauma.






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Complaints About Chokeholds Are Focus of Study

The New York Times - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:25pm
Two days after a Staten Island man died following a police encounter in which a chokehold appeared to be used, the city is looking into the more than 1,000 complaints it has received in recent years about police officers using the hold.
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NYPD places officers involved in fatal arrest on modified duty

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:54pm
New York City police say two officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody are being placed on modified duty.
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Jury Awards $23.6 Billion in Florida Smoking Case

The New York Times - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:28pm
A jury in Florida awarded a staggering $23 billion judgment against R. J. Reynolds, the country’s second-largest tobacco company, for causing the death of a smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36.






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Big tobacco's big drag: $24B jury award

CNBC - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:52pm
A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker.
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Owner, Humane Society outraged over fatal shooting of 4 thoroughbred horses in Utah corral

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:01pm
The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.
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Prison roof in Texas collapses, 20 inmates injured

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:37pm
Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 -- 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals.
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Paul hits Obamas on minimum wage

POLITICO - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:26pm
The Kentucky Republican says the president supports limiting innovative companies.
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Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:16pm
A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
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New Mexico fugitive missing since 2000 back in custody after arrest in Nepal

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:52pm
A New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago returned to the state Saturday following his capture in Nepal, the FBI said.
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National parks, monuments boost Wyoming, Montana and Idaho economies by $1.15 billion

FOX News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:25pm
National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.
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19 injured when Texas prison roof collapses

CNN - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:59pm
Nineteen people were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said.
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