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Aug. 12 2014 11:36 AMDEA Paid Amtrak “Informant” $854,000 for Information It Could've Gotten for Free
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Aug. 12 2014 1:16 AM"Don't Shoot": Protestors, Arms Raised, Face Police in Ferguson
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Aug. 11 2014 5:41 PMMan Arrested at JFK Airport Is Held Without Bail Over Pro-ISIS Tweets
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Aug. 11 2014 1:38 PMSix Flags Riders Stuck for Five Hours on Roller Coaster Called “Joker's Jinx”
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Aug. 11 2014 11:22 AMIraqi Prime Minister Deploys Forces in Baghdad Amid Push to Replace Him
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Aug. 8 2014 5:04 PMTampa Bay Times Profile of Charlie Crist Depicts Platonic Ideal of Unprincipled Politician
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Aug. 8 2014 11:22 AMRegularly Scheduled Violence Resumes in Gaza
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Aug. 7 2014 10:50 PMHamas Reportedly Attacks Israel Hours Before End of Cease-Fire
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Aug. 7 2014 3:35 PMSuburban Detroit Man Found Guilty of Murder in Renisha McBride Case
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Aug. 7 2014 12:08 PMOhio Fracking Operator Gets Jail Time for Dumping Toxic Wastewater Into Creek 33 Times
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Aug. 7 2014 10:31 AMISIS Takes Mosul Dam
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Aug. 6 2014 11:45 AMAmnesty International: Video Shows Nigerian Soldiers Committing War Crimes
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Aug. 6 2014 10:37 AMCommuters in Australia Lift Train Off Stuck Passenger (Video)
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Aug. 5 2014 3:01 PMIsraeli Soldiers Leaving Gaza Expect to Be Back Soon
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Aug. 5 2014 11:22 AMU.S. General Shot to Death at Close Range by Afghan Soldier
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Aug. 12 2014 10:40 AMPolice Reportedly Refused Offer to Interview Man Who Was With Michael Brown During Shooting
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Aug. 11 2014 6:05 PMChina Correctly Identifies Nixon as America's Greatest President
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Aug. 11 2014 3:46 PMBefore 2013, 16 Alabama Sororities Had Admitted One Black Woman, Total, Via Rush
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Aug. 11 2014 12:17 PM32 Arrested in Rioting as FBI Takes Over Investigation of St. Louis Police Killing (Update: FBI Denies)
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Aug. 8 2014 6:23 PMJames Brady's Death Ruled Homicide
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Aug. 8 2014 12:48 PMWhere Do U.S. Asylum Recipients Come From?
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Aug. 8 2014 9:58 AMU.S. Launches First Airstrikes Against ISIS
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Aug. 7 2014 5:55 PMLouisiana Might've Made History By Getting a Lethal Injection Drug From a Hospital
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Aug. 7 2014 3:03 PMRelatively Few Will Actually Pay the ACA's Dreaded Individual Mandate Penalty
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Aug. 7 2014 11:13 AMCleveland Will Acquire Star to Play Alongside LeBron in Blockbuster NBA Trade
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Aug. 6 2014 6:24 PMThe Atlantic on the History of Apologies for Slavery and Discrimination
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Aug. 6 2014 11:07 AMWife of Man Who Videotaped Eric Garner Chokehold Has Also Been Arrested
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Aug. 5 2014 5:01 PMHas the U.S. National Security Apparatus Sprung Another Snowden-Style Leak?
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Aug. 5 2014 12:40 PMGOP Congressman Says Immigrant Kids Could Spread Ebola
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Aug. 5 2014 10:24 AMFeds Charge Miami Steroid "Doctor" at Center of A-Rod Scandal

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  Business
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Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
  Arts
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
  Sports
Sports Nut
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