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As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:01

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

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FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Over 2018, 2022 Soccer World Cup Bidding

Tue, 2014-11-18 07:43

Soccer's governing body said assets may have been transferred to Switzerland in connection with the bids. Just days ago, FIFA cleared eventual winners Russia and Qatar of corruption.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

Tue, 2014-11-18 07:24

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

Tue, 2014-11-18 07:13

When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.

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NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson For At Least Remainder Of 2014 Season

Tue, 2014-11-18 05:14

Peterson, who pleaded no contest in a child abuse case, said he would appeal the decision. The Players Union, on his behalf, said the punishment was "arbitrary."

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After Falling Into Recession, Japan's Prime Minister Calls For Snap Elections

Tue, 2014-11-18 04:51

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.

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Obama Orders Review Of U.S. Hostage Policy

Tue, 2014-11-18 04:00

The administration revealed the review just after the Islamic State took responsibility for killing a third American citizen. It is not clear whether the U.S. will reconsider its no-ransom policy.

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Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue Leaves Four Dead

Tue, 2014-11-18 02:54

Assailants armed with guns, knives and axes attacked worshippers at a Jerusalem Synagogue during morning prayers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to respond "with a heavy hand."

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Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Mon, 2014-11-17 23:34

Kurdish businessman Shihab Shihab decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-feet version of the U.S. presidential residence in Erbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Mon, 2014-11-17 23:33

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

Mon, 2014-11-17 23:32

Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.

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Guarding The Ebola Border

Mon, 2014-11-17 23:30

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.

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4 Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack, Israeli Police Say

Mon, 2014-11-17 22:08

Police say two attackers walked into the synagogue Tuesday with knives, axes and guns and attacked the worshippers. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police.

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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:38

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

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Hong Kong Begins Clearing Main Protest Camp As Demonstrators Watch

Mon, 2014-11-17 18:36

Pro-democracy protesters had held the site outside Hong Kong's main government buildings for nearly two months. "We will proceed on the principle of peace and nonviolence," said one protest leader.

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Man Gets 8 Months In Jail After Driving VW Hatchback Onto Race Track

Mon, 2014-11-17 17:12

The prank might represent a daydream of many would-be racers. But it also proved why such dreams should be pursued with both care and the proper equipment.

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Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

Mon, 2014-11-17 15:12

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:55

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:38

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:44

Afton Elaine Burton, who maintains websites advocating for Manson's innocence in the Tate-LaBianca murders, told The Associated Press that the wedding was next month.

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