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Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The agreement comes as several "multi-employer" pension plans are insolvent. The federal government guarantees those plans' benefits, but might not be able to handle all of them failing at once.

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Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The CIA and its defenders disagree with the Senate Intelligence Committee report on whether enhanced interrogations prevented a group of 17 Pakistanis from attacking the U.S. just after Sept. 11.

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Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

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ISIS Used Predatory Tools And Tactics To Convince U.S. Teens To Join

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

It began with messages sent through an anonymous app. Slowly, the Denver-area girls were lured in, until one day they weren't at school. One girl's dad quickly realized why: They were flying to Syria.

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NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Any NFL player involved in an assault or in domestic or sexual violence would be suspended for at least six games under rules approved Wednesday. The players' union is reviewing the updates.

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What Is Torture? Our Beliefs Depend In Part On Who's Doing It.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Researchers are studying how nations and individuals react when they given information that members of their own group have harmed other people, such as through torture. It takes some nimble thinking.

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First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Oakland and Berkeley demonstrators have broken into stores and blocked freeways and rail lines, part of a movement born of frustration about police shootings in Staten Island, N.Y., and Ferguson, Mo.

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Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.

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The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.

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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:54am

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

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