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Fraudsters have it easy: Ex-conman

CNBC - 23 min 46 sec ago
Frank Abagnale, the famous conman in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can, told CNBC that technology has led to a boom in white-collar crime.
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Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:35pm
An investigation of the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend into next year, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to hurt Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects.






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TIPS - where the market volatility is at

CNBC - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:02pm
Equity, commodity and currency markets are experiencing low volatility, but one market variable stands out in the seemingly stable environment.
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Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people

CNBC - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:46pm
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect 20,000 people, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed.
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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: School Funding System Again Ruled Unconstitutional

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:41pm
A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again on Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature had pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still failed to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among districts.






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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Patient and Crew Killed in Air Ambulance Crash

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:38pm
An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from Las Cruces airport, killing all four people aboard, the authorities said Thursday.






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Jeremiah Healy, Who Created Boston Private Eye, Dies at 66

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:37pm
Mr. Healy wrote multiple books starring John Francis Cuddy, a widower and Vietnam veteran whose cases often touched on social issues.
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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Gun Instructor Was Killed by Single Shot

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:33pm
A coroner said Thursday that the firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head.






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FEMA denies Hawaii's major disaster-declaration request because storm damage not severe enough

FOX News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:27pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.
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A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:19pm
After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.






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Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:54pm
Mr. Kass, the first family’s personal chef, has one of the highest public profiles of anyone in the East Wing and a window into the zealously guarded space and tastes of the Obama White House.






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Woman who has made repeated attempts to sneak on planes blames 'whistleblower trauma syndrome'

FOX News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:47pm
A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.
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Military officials in Massachusetts say pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains

FOX News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:37pm
The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.
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Teacher protections battle lines set

POLITICO - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:34pm
A judge reaffirms a ruling that struck down laws governing job protections for California teachers.
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Pilot in F-15 crash in Virginia was killed, officials say

FOX News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:33pm
The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote western Virginia mountains was killed, military officials in Massachusetts confirmed Thursday.
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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:32pm
ISIS has become more attractive to would-be militants because, unlike Al Qaeda, it has seized territory that it rules by strict Islamic law.
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Shell Submits a Plan for New Exploration of Alaskan Arctic Oil

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:22pm
The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made a final decision on whether to drill next summer.






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As Blackwater Trial Closes, Focus Turns to Moments Before Chaos

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21pm
Twelve American jurors, expected to begin deliberating next week, will have to decide whether the 2007 episode in Iraq was a massacre, a firefight or a horrible accident of war.
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Cruz feeds 2016 buzz with hires

POLITICO - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:57pm
The Republican firebrand is adding muscle to his campaign and political operations.
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Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor

The New York Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:57pm
Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for some 500,000 low-income residents starting next year.






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