Eyeing Revenue, States Try To Predict Billionaires’ Moves

Eyeing Revenue, States Try To Predict Billionaires’ Moves

By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans can move markets at home a ...

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Poverty Rate Slips, But Median Income Remains Flat

By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee, Los Angeles Times The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for th ...

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Grand Jury Now Has Until January To Decide Whether To Charge Ferguson Officer

Grand Jury Now Has Until January To Decide Whether To Charge Ferguson Officer

By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch CLAYTON, Mo. -- The grand jury considering whether Fergu ...

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Obama Appears To Have Rare Bipartisan Support On Islamic State

Obama Appears To Have Rare Bipartisan Support On Islamic State

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack ...

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Disease Fears Hit Pakistan, India Flood Survivors

Disease Fears Hit Pakistan, India Flood Survivors

dpa ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan was rushing Tuesday to treat outbreaks of malaria and dengue in the centra ...

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Rate Of Fatal Overdoses Involving Pain Medications Slows, CDC Says

Rate Of Fatal Overdoses Involving Pain Medications Slows, CDC Says

By Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased ...

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U.S. Air Strikes To Target Jihadist ‘Safe Havens’ In Syria: Hagel

U.S. Air Strikes To Target Jihadist ‘Safe Havens’ In Syria: Hagel

Washington (AFP) -- Planned U.S. air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria will target ex ...

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Ukraine Ratifies Landmark EU Pact, Offers Rebels Self-Rule

Ukraine Ratifies Landmark EU Pact, Offers Rebels Self-Rule

Kiev (AFP) -- Ukrainian lawmakers ratified a landmark EU pact Tuesday that steers the ex-Soviet stat ...

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Roadside Bomb Kills 6 Egyptian Police Officers In The Sinai Peninsula

Roadside Bomb Kills 6 Egyptian Police Officers In The Sinai Peninsula

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO -- Six policemen were killed Tuesday when a bomb blast tore t ...

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Kenya Offers Amends Over U.S. Teenage Tourist Terror Mix-up

Kenya Offers Amends Over U.S. Teenage Tourist Terror Mix-up

Nairobi (AFP) -- An American family has been offered an all-expenses-paid trip to Kenya after their ...

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Two Americans Killed In Kabul Suicide Bombing

Two Americans Killed In Kabul Suicide Bombing

Washington (AFP) -- Two Americans were among those killed in a Taliban suicide bombing Tuesday that ...

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Philippines Volcano Threatening Eruption, Thousands Evacuated

Philippines Volcano Threatening Eruption, Thousands Evacuated

By Girlie Linao, dpa MANILA -- Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active ...

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Reinstated NFL Star Peterson Says ‘I’m Not A Child Abuser’

Reinstated NFL Star Peterson Says ‘I’m Not A Child Abuser’

Minneapolis (AFP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL ...

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Woman Named Isis Wants Public To Change How It Refers To Terrorist Group

Woman Named Isis Wants Public To Change How It Refers To Terrorist Group

By Kathryn Varn, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- Let's play a game of word association. The word? Isis. Th ...

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U.S. Army Invites Women To Try Out For Elite Ranger School

U.S. Army Invites Women To Try Out For Elite Ranger School

Washington (AFP) -- The U.S. Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the grueling Ranger school ...

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G.I. Joe Photo Exhibit Brings To Life Real Plight Of Struggling Veterans

G.I. Joe Photo Exhibit Brings To Life Real Plight Of Struggling Veterans

By Mark Emmons, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif -- These are no ordinary Joes. At first glance ...

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Robin Thicke Says He Didn’t Write Controversial Hit

Robin Thicke Says He Didn’t Write Controversial Hit

Los Angeles (AFP) -- Robin Thicke's blockbuster but much criticized hit "Blurred Lines" grew even mo ...

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Vietnam, U.S. Restart Adoptions After Six-Year Ban

Vietnam, U.S. Restart Adoptions After Six-Year Ban

Hanoi (AFP) -- American parents will again be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children, authorities said ...

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Diver Aims For World Record Off Florida Coast

Diver Aims For World Record Off Florida Coast

By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Allen Sherrod surfaced from a stormy sea ...

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California Wildfires Burn Homes, Force Residents To Flee

California Wildfires Burn Homes, Force Residents To Flee

Los Angeles (AFP) -- Raging wildfires damaged or destroyed over 100 buildings in California and forc ...

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LAPD Sergeant Defends Role In Handcuffing ‘Django Unchained’ Actress

LAPD Sergeant Defends Role In Handcuffing ‘Django Unchained’ Actress

By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles police sergeant Mo ...

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U.S. Strikes Islamic State Jihadists Near Baghdad For First Time

U.S. Strikes Islamic State Jihadists Near Baghdad For First Time

Baghdad (AFP) -- The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, str ...

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Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To West Africa To ‘Turn Tide’ On Ebola

Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To West Africa To ‘Turn Tide’ On Ebola

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tu ...

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Justice Department Launches New Program To Identify U.S. Extremists

Justice Department Launches New Program To Identify U.S. Extremists

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. a ...

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Medal Of Honor Awarded To 2 Men Who Served In Vietnam War

Medal Of Honor Awarded To 2 Men Who Served In Vietnam War

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times President Barack Obama awarded two men the Medal of Honor on ...

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Obama’s Request To Arm Syrians Faces Skepticism Before Congress Votes

Obama’s Request To Arm Syrians Faces Skepticism Before Congress Votes

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's request for Congre ...

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GM Settles With 19 Families In Ignition Deaths Case, More Expected

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- The number of deaths from accidents caused by General ...

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Graduation Day And $300,000 In Debt

Graduation Day And $300,000 In Debt

By Maura Lerner, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS -- Ashley Hall remembers ...

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American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politician ...

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Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Se ...

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How Not To Get Your Country Back

How Not To Get Your Country Back

The Tea Party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial ...

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Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) want to repeal the Emancipation Proclamation? It d ...

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Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Ar ...

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Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Growing up with two moms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought a family was d ...

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WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new TV ad on Mond ...

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Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English lang ...

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Can Congress Be Responsible?

Can Congress Be Responsible?

WASHINGTON -- There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress o ...

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Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- It’s terrific that we have six polling aggregators ...

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Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

As a new school year begins for students across the country, we remember the str ...

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Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Democrats can win control of the House of Representatives, governorships and man ...

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Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

The Invisible Bridge is the third and weightiest installment in Rick Perlstein’s ...

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Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- Ignorance is not a suitable defense. That was what ...

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Shareholders’ Quest For More Transparency

Shareholders’ Quest For More Transparency

If you own a share of a company, how much information about the company are you ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is A Nazi/Communist/Socialist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Is A Nazi/Communist/Socialist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Big Business Should Be Saying Thanks To Obama

Big Business Should Be Saying Thanks To Obama

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times It was widely noticed two weeks ago that t ...

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ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

Within minutes after President Obama concluded his strong and sensible address e ...

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The Importance Of Ignoring Dick Cheney

The Importance Of Ignoring Dick Cheney

President Obama has taken to heart at least two hard-won lessons from nearly six ...

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Do We Need A Place Called Home?

Do We Need A Place Called Home?

There's this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to m ...

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The New Politics Of Foreign Policy

The New Politics Of Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, the views of Americans on foreign policy hav ...

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We Needed To See The Ray Rice Video

We Needed To See The Ray Rice Video

Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into uncon ...

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2013 Sees Record High Of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

2013 Sees Record High Of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Greenhouse gas concentrations have been on the rise since they were first studie ...

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Auditioning For The Electorate

Auditioning For The Electorate

Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is li ...

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Poll: Kentucky Senate Race Is ‘Down To The Wire’

Poll: Kentucky Senate Race Is ‘Down To The Wire’

The race between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic chall ...

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Ode To A Basset Hound

Ode To A Basset Hound

We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred ...

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Rice Abuse Video Revealed Nothing We Didn’t Know Already

Rice Abuse Video Revealed Nothing We Didn’t Know Already

Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: can w ...

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