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Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot unarmed man who was fleeing hostage situation

FOX News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:31pm
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot to death a hostage who was fleeing from a knife-wielding attacker at a West Hollywood apartment, authorities announced Thursday.
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Deadly crash suspect surrenders

CNN - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:29pm
Florida authorities issued an arrest warrant early Thursday for Robert Corchado, the man suspected of using his SUV to send another vehicle crashing into a central Florida day care center.
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Radio Clip Shows Different Side of Republican Senate Challenger in Mississippi

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:28pm
State Senator Chris McDaniel is seeking to topple U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, but first he will have to explain comments he made in his days as a radio broadcaster.

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U.S. Agencies ‘Generally’ Acted Properly Before Boston Bombing, Report Says

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:22pm
The inspector general for the intelligence community concluded that investigators should have more closely scrutinized Tamerlan Tsarnaev after he traveled to Russia in 2012.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Vote to Raise Base Wage

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:13pm
Legislators decided to increase the wage from $6.15 to $9.50 an hour by 2016 for large employers.

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Website fiasco will taint legacy

POLITICO - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:13pm
As a manager, Kathleen Sebelius is not likely to be remembered kindly.
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Sports of The Times: Lance Armstrong’s Positive, if Reluctant, Step in a Sport’s Purification

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:12pm
In a roundabout way, Armstrong may have done something to help clean up the sport of cycling by naming names in a lawsuit about doping.
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Former Massachusetts Senator Announces New Hampshire Run

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:08pm
Scott Brown seeks to represent a second state in the United States Senate, a feat that has not been accomplished in more than a century.

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Anglican Leader, Under Fire for Remarks, Urges Caution on Same-Sex Marriage

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:59pm
The archbishop of Canterbury, who earlier appeared to link gay rights to violence against Christians, spoke of mindfulness of global differences.

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50 Years Later, Obama Salutes Effects of Civil Rights Act

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:58pm
In a much-anticipated speech marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, Mr. Obama said the push for equality opened doors for millions of Americans, including himself.

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Justice Dept. Accuses Albuquerque Police of Excessive Force

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:58pm
Police officers, who have killed 23 people in four years, have too often used deadly force against nonthreatening people, and seldom were they reprimanded, a Justice Department investigation found.

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Former Bell, Calif., Official Sentenced on Corruption Charge

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:53pm
Angela Spaccia, the former assistant city manager, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution to the city she robbed.
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House-Passed Budget Shows Parties’ Divergence

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:44pm
The blueprint, the fourth by Representative Paul D. Ryan, says it would bring the federal budget into balance by 2024 by, in part, cutting $5.1 trillion in spending over a decade.

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Colbert Will Host ‘Late Show,’ Playing Himself for a Change

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:42pm
Stephen Colbert became the immediate front-runner for the position both because of an increasing recognition of his talent and because he clearly wanted the job.
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U.S. Indicts Ex-Connecticut Governor Again

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:40pm
Mr. Rowland, who resigned in 2004 in a corruption scandal and was imprisoned, was charged with trying to hide his involvement in House campaigns in 2010 and 2012.
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Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Speech

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:34pm
Mrs. Clinton, who was addressing a group in Las Vegas, ducked and laughed off the episode
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Bush Urges Effort to Close Black and White Students’ Achievement Gap

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:24pm
Former President George W. Bush said both parties should come together to address the problem as the central civil rights issue of the modern era.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Tobacco Ties That Bind

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:23pm
Why doesn’t the cancer society protest all cigarette sales?

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Polk Award for Snowden Coverage Draws 2 to U.S.

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:22pm
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, who reported on documents about government surveillance leaked by Edward J. Snowden, will be given the Polk Award.
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G.M. Places 2 Engineers on Leave in Inquiry

The New York Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:21pm
The company said the two were suspended with pay as an “interim step” in its investigation of ignition problems that persisted for years.
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