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'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

December 15, 2014 - 4:19am

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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Sen. Warren Warns That Spending Bill Sets Dangerous Precedent

December 15, 2014 - 4:19am

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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Around-The-World Trek Hits Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

December 15, 2014 - 3:31am

Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Trek Around The World Marked By Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

December 15, 2014 - 3:31am

Journalist Paul Salopek's seven year trek has recently brought him face-to-face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

December 15, 2014 - 3:30am

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

December 15, 2014 - 3:26am

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply in the U.S. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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When Big Brother Is An Evil, Jewelry-Obsessed Necromancer

December 12, 2014 - 7:02am

Lord of the Rings fans wanted to build a giant Eye of Sauron atop a skyscraper in Moscow, a place that already can make you feel you're being watched. The Orthodox church had officials scrap the plan.

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British Runner Leaps Feet-First Into Marriage

December 12, 2014 - 5:14am

Ben Chudley used a GPS app and a very indirect jog to spell out a message to his girlfriend: Will You Marry Me? Luckily, she didn't run the other way.

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In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

In a desperate playoff push, the Cleveland Browns are bringing heralded rookie Johnny Manziel off the bench to take over as the team's quarterback. But not everyone is sold on him saving the season.

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.

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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.

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Medical Mystery: Why Did Ebola Pop Up In A Remote Mining District?

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Just over a week ago, officials in Sierra Leone noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola suddenly seemed to be spreading in Kono District, a land of towering mountains and muddy diamond mines.

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House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.

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Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Deportations have jumped in recent years. And increasingly, those cases — like that of Maria Isabel de la Paz — are being handled by federal agents at the border, not by immigration courts.

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To Enjoy 'Exodus,' Don't Take It As Seriously As It Takes Itself

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Director Ridley Scott's take on the story of Moses is half solemn, half silly — and not so far an evolution from Charlton Heston's The Ten Commandments as it would like to believe.

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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

For TV writers, "enhanced interrogation" are just one more storytelling device. But has its surefire success in shows like 24 influenced how and when real-life interrogators employ torture?

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Time In A U.S.-Run Detention Center Helped Islamic State Leadership

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Of the 25 members of the Islamic State's military council, 17 were held for months or even years at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq. An ISIS leader says discussions there were instrumental to the group.

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Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders 'On The Ropes'

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Officials and experts say the sanctions will be targeted at officials involved in a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters this year, and won't make life even harder for average Venezuelans.

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As Ebola Epidemic Cooled, Officials Raced To Contain A Sudden Hot Spot

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

Just over a week ago, officials noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola might be spreading undetected in Sierra Leone's remote diamond mining district of Kono.

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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

December 12, 2014 - 5:01am

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.

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