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Luxury watch shares fall on Apple Watch fears

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:16am
Shares in luxury watchmakers lost their shine on Wednesday after Apple released its hotly-anticipated smartwatch.
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Obama's challenge

POLITICO - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:02am
New polls show a majority of Americans now support broadening U.S. military airstrikes.
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GOP seizes on Mideast mayhem

POLITICO - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:02am
The rise of ISIL is suddenly taking center stage in the midterm elections.
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Santander's Botin dies of heart attack

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:00am
Emilio Botin, who transformed Santander from a small lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, died of a heart attack at age 79.
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Kerry arrives in Baghdad to build coalition

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:58am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support.
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Rogoff fears 'disaster' for Scotland

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:15am
The economist who predicted the U.S. housing crisis has said Scotland faces a tough period for investment regardless of the referendum.
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Feds investigating body donation programs in three states

FOX News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:00am
Authorities are investigating programs in at least three states that collect bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.
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Job 'gaps' are threatening recovery

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:48am
The persistent shortfall in the number and quality of jobs in the largest economies is threatening the recovery, a new report shows.
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Alibaba IPO covered after first meetings: Sources

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:33am
Alibaba has received enough orders for its initial public offering to cover the entire deal, people familiar with the IPO process said.
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Watchdog Says V.A. Officials Lied

The New York Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:23am
Administrators at 13 health centers run by the Department of Veterans Affairs misled investigators looking into the extent of waiting-list manipulation, an inspector general told the Senate.

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Outrage and Calls for Change Follow Ferguson Officials Into Council Meeting

The New York Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:10am
It was 10 minutes into the meeting when the audience turned emotional, shouting at the council members and mayor, James Knowles III.

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Union strife at consumer watchdog

POLITICO - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:03am
The upheaval could provide an opening for critics to paint the bureau as a workplace in chaos.
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Wal-Mart's top holiday toy picks

CNBC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:01am
Wal-Mart released its second annual Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List.
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Obama Ready to Authorize Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:54pm
The decision would take the military campaign against the Sunni militant group into new and unpredictable terrain.

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After Ferguson Unrest, Senate Reviews Use of Military-Style Gear by Police

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:43pm
The federal government has provided military-style weaponry to local police departments since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but with little oversight.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: New, Longer Sentence in Terrorism Case

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:37pm
José Padilla, convicted in 2007 of supporting Al Qaeda and terrorism conspiracy, was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Two More Die in Neighborhood Attack

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:35pm
An elderly couple severely beaten in their Kansas City home, allegedly by a man also accused of fatally shooting three of their neighbors, died Tuesday after being taken off life support.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Kansas: Democrat Asks to Be Removed From Ballot

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:33pm
Chad Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Senate, filed a petition on Tuesday with the Kansas Supreme Court to have his name removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Nevada: Flooding Shuts Stretch of Interstate

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
Heavy rains and flash flooding throughout the Southwest washed away portions of Interstate 15 in Nevada, prompting state officials to close a nearly 50-mile stretch between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

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National Briefing | Washington: Federal Report Describes Trouble for Some Birds

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
After the National Audubon Society released a report saying 650 bird species will be threatened by climate change, a report released by other agencies concluded that nearly one-third of American birds are in trouble.

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