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First Draft: Today in Politics

The New York Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:17am
Mayor Bill de Blasio faces a political crisis over the fatal shooting of two police officers by an African-American man.

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Ohio homeowner told to take down his zombie nativity scene

FOX News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:17am
Talk about a nightmare before Christmas
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Bear that eluded capture in eastern Phoenix suburb is spotted again, triggering new search

FOX News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:16am
Wildlife officials say a black bear that caused a stir when it ran through a field in a Phoenix suburb has been spotted again.
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Oil at $90-$100 in 2015: Pickens

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:13am
Less global demand for oil is more to blame for the price drop than oversupply, Boone Pickens tells CNBC.
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US consumer spending rises solidly

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:13am
U.S. consumer spending recorded is biggest gain in three months in November as low gasoline prices freed up income for discretionary spending.
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Don't blame porn for low marriage rates

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:08am
Jake Novak calls BS on a recent study that cited availability of porn for low marriage rates.
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U.S. Economy Grew 5% in Third Quarter, Its Fastest Rate in More Than a Decade

The New York Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:02am
The Commerce Department revised its earlier estimate of 3.9 percent because of robust spending by businesses and consumers in the third quarter.

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US consumer sentiment jumps to 8-year high on greater hiring and lower gas prices

FOX News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:01am
A survey finds U.S. consumers are more optimistic about the economy than at any other time in the past eight years, buoyed by more jobs and falling gas prices.
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New home sales fall in November

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:00am
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in November.
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Motherlode Blog: Dear Santa, Please Bring Daddy

The New York Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:59am
This year, my husband will return from his predeployment work-ups to spend Christmas with us, and my daughter will get her wish. Next year, there will be nothing even Santa can do.

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What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos

CNN - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:59am
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Consumer sentiment highest since 2007

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:58am
U.S. consumer sentiment jumped to its highest level in nearly eight years on cheaper gasoline and better job and wage prospects, a survey showed.
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The message Dems need to hit for 2016

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:43am
Yes, jobs. But there's one more key message Democrats need to hit for 2016, says former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
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Apple: Still not out of 'firsts'

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:40am
Mac users got a surprise from Apple as the company rolled out its first-ever automated security update.
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Dow 18,000: Buy signal for retail?

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:31am
There's something to be said for a big, black headline that indicates the market has crossed another bridge.
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Fallen New York Marine's medals stolen during break-in at widows North Carolina home

FOX News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:30am
Medals awarded to a U.S. Marine from upstate New York who died after being wounded in Afghanistan have been stolen from his widow's home in North Carolina.
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Americans support opening to Cuba, new polls show

POLITICO - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:26am
The polls all show the usual sharp political divides, with Democrats supporting the move more strongly and Republicans divided.
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Sheriff: Southern California neighborhood's stolen Rudolph statue recovered from trailer park

FOX News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:17am
Authorities have recovered a wooden Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue stolen from a Los Angeles-area neighborhood where it was a seasonal fixture for half a century.
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Instant analysis: Trading the monster GDP beat

CNBC - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:13am
Here are the best day and month trades for a GDP revision that beat expectations.
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U.S. economy grows at 5 percent annual rate

POLITICO - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:03am
It is the fastest quarterly growth since the summer of 2003.
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