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1 hr ago | Statesboro Herald

'Scholarships for life'

NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Oakland, CA

3 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

A 10-minute climb up 264 steps to the top of the world's tallest waterslide is followed by 10 seconds of adrenaline in a raft rushing nearly straight down at up to 70 mph.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Supreme Court, Immigration Reform

10 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

WASHINGTON – Obama administration officials defended their response to the immigration crisis on the Southwest border Wednesday and pledged to get control of the flood of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America.

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Related Topix: FEMA

10 hrs ago | WELI-AM Hamden

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Channel3000

Breakfast takes a bigger bite out of your wallet

If you're keeping a closer eye on your pocket book, you're feeling a pinch when you go to the grocery store.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, United States Department of Agriculture

12 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Colorado's gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975

Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Supreme Court

16 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Government made $100B in improper payments

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, John Mica, US Politics, Tax

18 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

After the most polarizing campaign in Indonesia's history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change that will fight corruption and poverty.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US Politics, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Russian stole data from US restaurants, zoo

A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, US authorities allege.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, US Secret Service

Daily Journal

South Carolina Episcopalians take fight to court

ST. GEORGE, South Carolina - About 50 conservative Episcopal churches in South Carolina are in court this week, trying to keep their name, seal and $500 million in land and buildings after they broke away from the national denomination in a wide-ranging theological dispute.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Religion, Episcopal Church, St. George, SC, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, Anglican

WKXW-FM Trenton

Menendez wants federal probe of Cuba role

Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Robert Menendez

The Chronicle-Telegram

Panel recommends Cleveland as site of 2016 Republican National Convention

Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

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Related Topix: Republican National Convention, Entertainment, Television, Cleveland, OH, Drama, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat

The Dam Station

Senators Clueless About NSA Bombshell

The newest revelations about the National Security Agency may be shocking to the rest of us.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Lindsey Graham

TheDenverChannel

President Obama is preparing to ask Congress for more than $2 billion ...

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Washington, DC, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

The Tribune

Grand Canyon crash a game-changer in air travel

In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today.

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Related Topix: Grand-Canyon, AZ, US National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Federal Aviation Administration

Mail on Sunday

Postmistress jailed after she pretended she'd been robbed by gunman ...

Rollercoaster derails in terrifying Six Flags crash: Four hurt as ride that hits 55mph smashes into tree leaving riders trapped 20ft up The baby girl pushed out of a subway car and abandoned in the middle of Manhattan: Hunt for mom who rolled stroller out of train and watched doors close The books many start, but few ever finish: How readers give ... (more)

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Six Flags, Recreation, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat

Ledger-Enquirer.com

House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while the five-member Democratic minority would get about $1 million, according to a document provided by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sunherald.com

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

This June 24, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., talking to supporters at his runoff election victory party in Jackson, Miss., after winning the GOP nomination for senate.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat

The Fresno Bee

Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute

Arizona was one of two states that refused to issue licenses to the immigrants, sparking the latest court fight over the issue.

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Related Topix: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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