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Bundy son pulls children from Nevada schools after daughter barred from carrying pocket knife

FOX News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 9:44pm
A son of rancher Cliven Bundy has withdrawn his children from Clark County schools after his daughter was barred from carrying a pocket knife on school grounds.
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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 9:10pm
Farmers have long believed that landowners controlled groundwater, but the state legislature passed new controls that establish a framework for managing water withdrawals through local agencies.

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Chinese twin PMIs confirm factory downturn

CNBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 9:01pm
The pace of activity in Chinese factories slowed in August, the release of a pair of official purchasing managers' indexes (PMI) on Monday confirmed.
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Al Qaeda's new front: Jihadi rap

POLITICO - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:26pm
The suspected James Foley killer represents a new, dangerous merger of hip-hop and Islamism.
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The GOP's woman problem

POLITICO - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:26pm
Opinion: The problem is, and has always been, Republican policies.
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Police: X-ray shows Utah suspect swallowed stolen ring in attempt to hide it

FOX News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:20pm
Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.
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$7,000 for a $37.50 fine

POLITICO - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:09pm
The city of Fairbanks in Alaska spends thousands on appealing a fine against its mayor.
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Millionaire Chess to Hit Las Vegas, in Gambit to Raise Game’s Profile With Big Prizes

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:05pm
The tournament is intended to be the first step in a multiyear plan to organize and run tournaments with big prize funds.

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Alaska Turns to Locally Grown Food Thanks to State Incentives

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:57pm
Advocates for local food are pushing back against the notion that eating food grown or raised in Alaska is impossible or too expensive.

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Putin calls for talks on Ukraine 'statehood'

CNBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:45pm
President Putin called for immediate talks on Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow endorsed rebel calls for independence.
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Hong Kong braces for protests

CNBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:22pm
Pro-democracy activists vowed to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after China rejected their demands to choose the next leader in 2017.
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Father of woman who helped kill 2 Vegas officers, shopper: 'I can see their faces right now'

FOX News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:55pm
The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.
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Here's what's keeping traders up at night

CNBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:42pm
With the S&P 500 Index poised for only modest gains this year, analysts and economists have told CNBC that plenty more shocks could be on the horizon before year-end.
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China real-estate: A bubble bursting

CNBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:42pm
A downturn in China's once red-hot property market poses one of the greatest threats to the economy, the world's second biggest.
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The Hot Pursuit of Kale and Its Trendy Friends, and Rumors of Shortages

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:19pm
Kale is fine, quinoa is tight, chia is in demand and a finicky grower. But the real shortage may be in an old favorite, the almond.
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One Judge to Decide the Future of Detroit

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:16pm
In a trial set to open on Tuesday, nothing short of this city’s future is at stake, with a judge to decide whether to approve a blueprint to eliminate more than $7 billion of its estimated $18 billion in debts.

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To ease or not to ease, the ECB ponders

CNBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:53pm
The ECB is debating whether to embark on an American-style quantitative easing program. Here are the implications.
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Author, historian, Rockefeller speechwriter Joseph Persico dies in New York at 84

FOX News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:42pm
A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A.
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San Diego Opera Downsizes to Survive

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:11pm
After a near collapse, the San Diego Opera is engaging in a rescue mission, hoping to prove that opera can still thrive not only in San Diego but across the country.
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Libyans Overrun Compound Abandoned by U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

The New York Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:10pm
A video circulating online Sunday showed gleeful trespassers diving off a balcony into a pool in the residential compound abandoned by the American Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July.

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