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Pregnancy for Pay: A Surrogacy Agency That Delivered Heartache

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:04pm
As unregulated surrogacy agencies proliferate, the story of Planet Hospital stands as a cautionary tale about their ability to prey on vulnerable clients who do not notice the red flags.

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Driver seriously injures woman while fleeing angry members of annual San Diego Zombie Walk

FOX News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:43pm
A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.
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Airline insurers face expensive bill

CNBC - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:34pm
Airline insurers are reviewing cover for aircraft involved in hostile acts as the industry faces its most expensive year since 9/11.
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Large Crowds Spend Little at Comic-Con

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:33pm
Though Comic-Con International is far and away San Diego’s largest annual convention, the mobs of pop culture enthusiasts who attend it are not big spenders.
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Even Gaza Truce Is Hard to Win, Kerry Is Finding

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:24pm
Israel and Hamas both see reasons to continue fighting, and Israeli officials appear dismissive of John Kerry’s aims in a way that few American secretaries of state have faced.
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Police: Family of 5, including 3 children, fatally shot in Maine; police say no public danger

FOX News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:20pm
A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.
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Fast-Food Workers Intensify Fight for $15 an Hour

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:18pm
About 1,200 workers from around the country gathered in Illinois at an event largely underwritten by the Service Employees International Union, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dubious of the union’s intentions.
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Glavine and Maddux Lead a Hall of Fame Day Dominated by Braves

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:17pm
With Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox among the six living inductees, the Hall of Fame ceremony stood in lively contrast to last year’s sleepy proceedings.
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Rallying to Defend The Salt Lake Tribune as a City Changes

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:05pm
Activists are seeking to block changes to an operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News.
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Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:53pm
Since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, lavish spending by outside groups has created a nearly nonstop campaign season with a harsh, negative tone.

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Datapoints: The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:50pm
The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household fell 36 percent in the 10 years ended in 2013, according to a study.

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Summer of Nixon

POLITICO - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:48pm
Will a new crop of biographies at last reveal the truth about America's most untruthful president?
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Why are airlines flying over war zones?

POLITICO - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:48pm
Opinion: It's time for them to reroute--and invest in new anti-missile technology that's already available.
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Brown to visit Mexican president

POLITICO - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:33pm
The governor's office announces he will discuss immigration with Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:22pm
Dr. Marler showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born.
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Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:14pm
The abrupt resignation this month of the North Carolina poet laureate prompts a question: Who are these poets, and what do they do?
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Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for V.A.’s Health Care System

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:11pm
The measure is expected to set aside billions of dollars to hire new doctors, build new buildings and upgrade the department’s scheduling system.

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In Path of Falcons’ New Stadium, Atlanta Church Awaits Demolition

The New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:06pm
Friendship Baptist, Atlanta’s oldest African-American Baptist church, is being torn down, perhaps this summer, to make way for the Falcons’ new football stadium.
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Tentative deal reached on VA health reform

CNN - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:48pm
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system, aides to each of the men said Sunday, just days before Congress is scheduled to leave on its August recess.
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2 Americans infected with Ebola

CNN - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:45pm
Aid worker Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly had been treating Ebola patients in Liberia.
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