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Leader Of Anti-Semitic Party In Hungary Finds Out He's Jewish

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

One of the founders of Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party was elected to the European Parliament and famously took his seat wearing the black uniform of the party's violent militia. But since then, the extremist lawmaker has discovered he is actually Jewish and that his grandmother is an Auschwitz survivor. Now, to the irritation of his former party, he keeps kosher, attends synagogue and visits Israel.

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Egypt's Presidential Voting Comes During Crackdown On Dissent

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Egyptians are at the polls again Tuesday for the final day of the presidential elections. And the outcome seems pretty predictable, ex-military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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World Cup Fans Preoccupied With Soccer's Version Of Baseball Cards

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

World Cup stickers called Paninis have been traded for five decades around the globe. Every four years, the Italy-based publisher Panini releases World Cup souvenir sticker albums.

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Alaska Man's Job Is To Keep Skies Bird-Free For Airplane Takeoffs

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Keeping birds off the runways is especially challenging in parts of southeast Alaska. After 2 Alaska Airline jets collided with eagles on takeoff, the city of Sitka hired a man to keep the birds away.

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Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:28am

The Holiday Inn was a landmark that towered over glittering Beirut in the 1970s. The Lebanese civil war ravaged the city and the hotel. The debate over the hotel's carcass carries on to this day.

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Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:27am

Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.

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How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:25am

To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens next year, economists say. It's like gauging a flea market — will buyers and sellers return?

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Record 10 SEC Teams Make NCAA Baseball Tournament

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

Record 10 SEC teams make NCAA baseball tournament

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George Cries Foul After Heat Take Game 4, 102-90

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

George cries foul after Heat take Game 4, 102-90

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Knockoffs A Headache For IPO-Bound Alibaba

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

Knockoffs a headache for IPO-bound Alibaba

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Egyptians Line Up To Vote For New President

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

Egyptians line up to vote for new president

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Thai Education Minister Surfaces From Hiding

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

Thai education minister surfaces from hiding

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.

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States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:22am

After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.

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Kings Beat Blackhawks 5-2, On Brink Of Cup Final

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:13am

Kings beat Blackhawks 5-2, on brink of Cup Final

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Same-Sex Marriage Bolstered By Courtroom Wins

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:13am

Same-sex marriage bolstered by courtroom wins

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States Face New Cost Concerns With Medicaid Surge

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:13am

States face new cost concerns with Medicaid surge

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First Lady Set To Respond To School Meal Critics

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:13am

First lady set to respond to school meal critics

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