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Obama budget to call for $1 billion for Central America

US News and World Report - 54 min 18 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama's budget will call for $1 billion in aid for Central America. He says that's three times what the U.S. typically gives the region.
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Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

US News and World Report - 1 hour 38 sec ago
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.
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Tencent Partners with NBA in China

WSJ Technology - 1 hour 2 min ago
Tencent said it has agreed to become The National Basketball Association’s exclusive online partner in China, the latest in a series of alliances aimed at beefing up its entertainment offerings for Chinese Internet users.
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Seattle officer who arrested man with golf club reassigned

US News and World Report - 1 hour 5 min ago
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has reassigned an officer involved in the arrest last summer of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk.
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Mixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls

US News and World Report - 1 hour 8 min ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.
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Obama to Democrats: Time to end budget austerity

US News and World Report - 1 hour 8 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the automatic spending cuts that have reduced money for domestic and defense programs. He says the cuts triggered by a 2011 budget act don't "differentiate between smart government spending and dumb government spending."
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Battle Brews Over Bids for Broker GFI Group

WSJ US News - 1 hour 27 min ago
A takeover fight between hard-charging rivals over a broker to Wall Street’s biggest banks is coming to a head, a showdown that has split the firm’s board amid dueling claims about management conflicts and the hostile bidder’s motivations.
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Former Hedge-Fund Managers Hit the Comeback Trail

WSJ US News - 1 hour 38 min ago
Veteran stock picker Michael Karsch said he is planning to launch a hedge-fund firm this year.
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3 Hawks, Durant and Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserves

US News and World Report - 1 hour 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have been picked as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.
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More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

US News and World Report - 2 hours 15 min ago
Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December
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Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

US News and World Report - 2 hours 15 min ago
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
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More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

US News and World Report - 2 hours 15 min ago
Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds
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Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:55
NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
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Baby goat beheaded; another goat taken from New Orleans park

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:53
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A baby goat was beheaded and its twin was taken from a park where they had been in a pen, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Thursday.
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Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:53
PHOENIX (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens.
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Insider-Trading Charges Dropped

WSJ US News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:37
Federal prosecutors dropped charges against five men they previously accused of insider trading, the latest repercussions from an appeals court ruling last month that upended the government’s ability to bring such charges.
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Last Call: Keystone XL and a Graham-McCain Bromance

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:34
Senate tees up Keystone XL for Obama’s veto, Lynch gets good news and Graham takes a step toward the Republican nomination.
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Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her home and work computers.
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Convicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executive

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer has been charged with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.
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Investors crave Shake Shack: IPO prices above expected range

US News and World Report - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.
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