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After Primary Defeat, Cantor To Step Down As Majority Leader

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his house seat in a surprising primary battle to college professor Dave Brat. During a news conference, Cantor declined to offer an analysis on why he lost.

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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:20am

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:16am

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:15am

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:59pm

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."

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Traveler Makes The Best Of Empty Airport

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:30am

When Richard Dunn found himself stuck overnight in the deserted Las Vegas airport, he spent his time making a video selphie — lip-synching Celine Dion's version of "All by Myself."

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Donald Trump Retweets Fake Quote Attributed To Him

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:01am

Sportswriter David Roth was having some fun and tweeted a made-up quote he attributed to Donald Trump. Later, the fake quote was retweeted by Trump.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:57am

Tablet computers and a creative teacher have helped open doors for some kids with serious learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The P.S. 177 Technology Band is in Queens, N.Y.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:57am

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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In Iraq, Mosul Falls To Insurgent Group

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:39am

An extremist group that has taken over large parts of Syria has stormed into the major Iraqi city of Mosul. There are concerns that a crucial oil refinery could fall into their hands too.

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Soccer Fans Eager To Get World Cup Action Underway

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Despite strikes and protests, fans are converging on Brazil in advance of the World Cup. The soccer tournament starts on Thursday. People from all over the world are getting into the soccer spirit.

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EPA Rules Force Washington To Cut Emissions More Than Other States

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

President Obama has announced strict new carbon emissions regulations. Washington state has the largest reduction target — about 72 percent overall. But it's likely the state will meet that goal by continuing policies it's already pursing, such as closing its last coal plant and turning to more renewable energy sources.

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Clinton Uses 'Hard Choices' Book Tour To Steer Benghazi Message

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Republicans have been using the attack in Libya against her. Analysts say while Clinton is talking about Benghazi, she is defining the issue herself well ahead of any political campaign.

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Shocking Upset: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat Tuesday night. Cantor was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner.

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Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to the city's professional sports stadiums/

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Community Sourced Capital Connects Businesses With Local Funds

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Americans are increasingly looking outside the banking system for loans and alternative ways to raise money. There's another lending model — one that capitalizes on communities.

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Business News

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

David Greene has business news.

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Catholic Prep School Helps Detroit's Minority Students Succeed In College

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Amid all the national discussion about helping minority students succeed in college, a chain of private Catholic high schools is being held up as a model.

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Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately.

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Project Eavesdrop: What Passive Surveillance Collects

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency is capable of doing. Out technology correspondent Steve Henn — along with partners from two other organizations — allowed his phone and Internet use to be tapped and watched to see what was revealed. In the second part of our series, Henn reports on what he learned during one week of surveillance.

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