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31 min ago | The Fresno Bee

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Self Defense, US Supreme Court, Terrorism

1 hr ago | Journal-Advocate

Bill Murray shows up at ice cream party

Bill Murray showed up at an ice cream event named for him Tuesday in front of a Los Angeles ice cream truck.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Bill Murray, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

3 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., , speaks to reporters on Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, about reforming the vast health care system responsible for treating the nation's veterans.

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Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

6 hrs ago | Independent.ie

US lifts ban on commercial flights to Israel

Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv , as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Holidays, Ramadan, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

11 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Charities may be asked for donor lists under CRA proposal floated by minister

Canadian charities would have to turn over lists of their donors' identities to the Canada Revenue Agency under a proposal being floated by the Conservative government.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, Charity , World News, Tax

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Toll plaza boss saves lost senior 125 miles from home

Mark Taylor, a Thruway Authority toll plaza supervisor in Canaan, N.Y., was nearing the end of his night shift at the when a clerk called him to her booth.

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Related Topix: Canaan, NY, Veteran Affairs, Bethlehem, NY, Selkirk, NY

Fort Morgan Times

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

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Related Topix: Food, Pizza

Northern Michigan News

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Aurora, IL, Food, Hamburger

Cybercast News Service

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Self Defense, Dearborn Heights, MI

Stars and Stripes

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

A sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Holidays, Ramadan, Jalal Talabani

Cybercast News Service

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

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Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks, Veteran Affairs

EDGE

Making Clothes from Castoffs

For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Columbia, SC, Sewing, Hobbies

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Tuesday to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.

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Related Topix: Veteran Affairs

Switched

Maryland State Senator Must Drop Hershey Bar-Like Signs

JULY 16: In this photo illustration, Hershey's chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Food, Chocolate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

KOLD-TV Tucson

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Related Topix: Fruits, Food, Food and Drug Administration

Windsor Beacon

Fruit recalled in Rhode Island, possible listeria

The state health department says California-based Wawona Packing Co. issued the recall for certain kinds of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots.

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Related Topix: Fruits, Food

Army Times

VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.

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Related Topix: US News, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Barack Obama, Jeff Miller, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

Detroit News

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

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Related Topix: Burger King, Restaurant Management, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Food and Drug Administration, Food, Hamburger

The Tribune

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east.

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Related Topix: Conspiracy Theory, Hobbies, Vladimir Putin

Mon Jul 21, 2014

EDGE

Go for the Food: Shwarma in Copenhagen

Don't tell the folks over at avant-garde eateries Noma and Geranium, but for many visitors to Denmark's capital, the biggest culinary sensation isn't Nordic fusion.

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Related Topix: Food, Dining, Hamburger

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