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Obama's brain drain

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:01am
More than 220 nominees are awaiting Senate confirmation to fill vacancies.
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If Scots vote aye, then what?

CNBC - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:27am
The prospect of Scottish independence has become so worrying it might drive traders to a wee dram of whisky.
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Bitcoin gets green light from PayPal unit

CNBC - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:04am
The mobile payment processing arm of eBay-owned company PayPal has announced that it will be allowing its merchants to use the digital currency bitcoin.
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Cooler weather helps slow spread of Yosemite National Park fire

FOX News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:00am
Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.
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Iraq approves new government

CNBC - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:28am
Iraq's parliament approved a new government headed by Haider al-Abadi as prime minister on Monday night, in a bid to rescue Iraq.
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7 questions for final primary night

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:10am
The multi-state primary night features as many intriguing Democratic contests as Republican ones.
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D.C. door swinging Google's way

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:05am
The White House's choice of Google's Megan Smith for U.S. CTO is just the latest Google hire.
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Investigators say human remains found over weekend are those of missing Tennessee woman

FOX News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:28pm
Authorities say human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011.
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Billionaires who bailed out K St.

POLITICO - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and activist William Ackman are spending big on policy fights.
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U.S. puts Assad on back burner

POLITICO - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:58pm
POLITICO Pro Report: The Syrian President reportedly killed more than 110,000 people in the war.
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Obama Hosts Foreign Policy Experts, Laying Groundwork for Speech on ISIS

The New York Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:53pm
The president invited opinion makers to a dinner, where he spoke about his plans for confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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The 9/11 pages you can't see

CNN - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:47pm
28 pages from the 9/11 report focusing on the role of foreign governments remain classified. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
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Climate change isn't for the birds

POLITICO - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:46pm
Climate change is the greatest threat facing birds in the U.S., the National Audubon Society warns.
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Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

The New York Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:02pm
The National Audubon Society foresees danger for more than half of the 650 species of birds in North America.

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Rank-and-file divided on ISIL vote

POLITICO - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:01pm
The dissension over whether congressional authorization is needed crosses party lines.
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Mississippi man who had been declared dead found guilty in kidnapping, slaying of girl

FOX News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:00pm
A jury has convicted a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago only to resurface as a murder suspect.
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National Briefing | West: California: 3 States’ Marriage Bans Considered

The New York Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:53pm
A federal court hearing over same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii began Monday with a lawyer defending Idaho’s ban facing tough questions from a judge on the panel

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Drought-Plagued Phoenix Is Swamped by Rain

The New York Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:49pm
More than three inches fell in eight hours, flooding homes and streets, and trapping drivers in their cars.
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White House Memo: A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him

The New York Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:39pm
President Obama has been undermined by his own statements, like the one where he said Iraq was “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” with “a representative government.”
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Attacks at University of Florida spark memories of 1990 murders

CNN - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:32pm
The string of attacks at the University of Florida in the past two weeks has sparked terrible memories of a week in August 1990 that sent a tsunami of fear through the student population and the city of Gainesville.
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