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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

Linda Wertheimer and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Prolific Pop Lyricists Gerry Goffin Dies At 75

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

Along with his musical partner and onetime wife, Carole King, Gerry Goffin wrote such Top 40 hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Up on the Roof." Goffin was 75.

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Universal Bets 'Potter' Fans Will Visit Orlando For Diagon Alley

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is expanding. Following record profits and attendance from its first attraction, Hogsmeade, the park is opening Diagon Alley on July 8.

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Clint Eastwood Takes 'Jersey Boys' From Broadway To Movie Theaters

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

Jersey Boys is based on the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The film deals with the group's turbulent relationships away from the studio as much as the music that flowed out of it.

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A Plea To Emmy Voters To Consider Overlooked Shows And Actors

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

The prime-time Emmy award nominees will be announced on July 10. Our TV critic points out some under appreciated performances that Emmy voters should recognize.

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Single Women With Young Children Inundate U.S.-Mexico Border

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

The number of unaccompanied migrant kids detained at the U.S. border has skyrocketed. Officials say as many as 90,00 are expected by year's end. Now it's not just minor children rushing the border.

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U.S. Moves To Lock Up ISIS's Abundant War Chest

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

President Obama plans to slow the momentum of an extremist group that has seized much of northern Iraq. The group has funds that will permit it to sponsor attacks that could be aimed at the West.

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Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 2:39am

Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.

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Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 2:38am

After a botched redesign in 2010 caused the ball to behave erratically, independent scientists have carefully studied the new ball.

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In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 2:36am

Megan Abbott was riveted by stories of a bizarre illness that seemed to consume the town of Le Roy, N.Y., in 2012. Her new book uses pieces of that true story to explore the mysteries of adolescence.

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Hikers Trapped In Dense Rhododendron Forest

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:11am

It took five hours to rescue the couple from the Irish mountainside. One of the rescuers to the BBC it was "like an impenetrable jungle."

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96 Years Later, Va. Woman Gets Honorary Diploma

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:04am

In 1918, schools were shut down in Norfolk because of the deadly Spanish flu pandemic. When they re-opened, then 15-year-old Lela Burden was holding down two jobs and didn't return.

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United Nations Launches Review Of Peacekeeping Efforts

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:48am

U.N. peacekeepers are in some of the world's most violent places. Linda Wertheimer talks to Herve Ladsous, U.N. under-secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations about the changing mission.

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Speechwriters Deliberately Use Rhythm To Help Make Their Point

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:14am

President Obama's biggest speeches have a musicality to them. That's not an accident. His speechwriters obsess over rhythm and cadence.

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With Loyal Customers In Mind, Amazon Unveils Fire Phone

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:14am

At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.

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U.S. Program Hopes To Inspire Young Africans To Be Tomorrow's Leaders

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:14am

President Obama is organizing the first of its kind African summit in Washington this summer. In the run-up to that high-level gathering, young African leaders are in the U.S. for a leadership training program. We catch up with some of them on the campus of University of Virginia.

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Spaniards Can't Hide Disappointment In World Cup Elimination

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:14am

In a major upset, the world's champion soccer team, Spain, lost to Chile 2-0 and has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament. Spaniards have had to deal with a lot of bad news of late. This is the last thing they expected from the world's No. 1 champion team.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:14am

Linda Wertheimer has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:14am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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