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Lawmakers Call For GM's Top Lawyer To Step Down

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Delphi, the company that made the defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles, has stayed out of the harsh glare in the recall scandal. But that changed Thursday, as Delphi's CEO joined GM CEO Mary Barra and GM's top lawyer for a grilling on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Re-Authorizes Government's Role In Terrorism Insurance

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

The Senate has voted to reauthorize terrorism risk insurance, to help businesses stay solvent in the event of attacks. The bill faces a tougher road in the House, where some Republicans want to reduce the potential price tag for taxpayers.

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Malaysian Airliner Crashes In Eastern Ukraine

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. It's unclear why it crashed, but the Ukrainian president is calling for an investigation.

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Microsoft Announces Largest Job Cut In Its History

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Microsoft plans to eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs over the next year — about 14 percent of its global workforce. The cuts would be the largest in the company's history. Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's mobile phone business, which boosted its head count by 25,000 and most of the cuts will be in that area.

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A Brief History Of Civilian Planes That Have Been Shot Down

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:04

It's rare, but commercial flights do come under fire. In fact, the Ukrainian army accidentally downed a Russian civilian plane with a missile during a military exercise in Crimea in 2001.

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Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Thu, 2014-07-17 11:49

Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel sent ground forces into Gaza on Thursday.

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The Modern American Man, Charted

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:54

By some measures, not much has changed for the American male in the past few decades — girls still do better in school and men still make more money. In other areas, the differences are profound.

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Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That An Insulin Pump On Your Bikini?

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:49

Sierra Sandison couldn't imagine how she would hide an insulin pump during beauty pageants. So she decided to show it off for the Miss Idaho pageant. She won. Type 1 diabetics say they won, too.

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Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:34

Elaine Stritch, whose talent led to a substantial career on Broadway and in cabarets, died today at age 89. She had been living in her native Michigan, where she moved last year from New York.

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Florida Court Overturns State's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:02

The case applies only in Monroe County, which includes Key West, and will almost certainly be appealed. But a similar case is pending in Miami.

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Feeling The Heat, Burning The Suits: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:00

The Ebola treatment center in Kailahun is the largest ever built, with 64 beds. A visit reveals the toll on the staff — and how much of the Ebola-fighting budget literally goes up in smoke.

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Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:28

Firefighters have yet to contain the blaze in the central part of the state. The Chiwaukum Creek Fire is burning through heavy timber and sent a plume of smoke 25,000 feet into the air.

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Strike Averted On Nation's Largest Commuter Rail Line

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:11

Unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers had threatened to go out on strike Sunday, potentially stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters. But a deal was reached Thursday.

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CEO Of Ignition Switch Maker Says No Responsibility For GM Deaths

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:31

Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged, "It's our responsibility."

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She's Got A Perfect Afro — And A Melodious Vision For African Musicians

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:02

Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia and raised in the U.S. She's a folk-jazz artist who's been likened to Joni Mitchell. And she brings East African musicians together to share their beats.

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Malaysian Jet That Crashed In Ukraine May Have Been Shot Down

Thu, 2014-07-17 07:55

A U.S. official has told NPR that a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying nearly 300 people was likely shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

Thu, 2014-07-17 07:29

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

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Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:44

Researchers who looked at two years of records from the Manhattan district attorney's office found that race was a significant factor in determining how prosecutors resolved cases.

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California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car Chase

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:14

"The suspects had massive amounts of ammunition either taped to or strapped to their bodies," says the police chief of Stockton, Calif. Two suspects and one hostage died.

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Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:07

The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.

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