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Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:03am

The opera star, with a posse of friends, visits a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village to talk about equality and sing a centuries-old aria that still resonates.

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Staples Says It's Buying Office Depot For $6.3 Billion

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:51am

Combined, the two office supply giants would have annual sales of some $39 billion. But their last attempt at a merger was blocked, back in 1996.

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Sen. Tillis: Employees Shouldn't Be Forced To Wash Their Hands

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:35am

According to the Republican senator from North Carolina, food businesses shouldn't be required by law to hang a sign on the bathroom door instructing workers to was their hands.

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Left Shark Stands Out At Super Bowl Halftime Show

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:29am

The left shark caught the eye of viewers because it wasn't a particularly good dancer. So much so, that left shark has become a verb — meaning to fail about or phone it in.

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Jordan Reacts With Rage And Sorrow After ISIS Burns Pilot Alive

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:20am

Jordan executed two prisoners in revenge for the horrific killing of the 26-year-old pilot, including the Iraqi woman who was sought by the so-called Islamic State for a hostage exchange.

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After Months Of Debate, FCC Poised To Unveil Internet Rules

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:03am

After months of debate, discussion and culling four million comments from the public on "net neutrality," the Federal Communications Commission is due to propose new Internet regulations this week.

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A Few Wise Moves Lift 'Prudence' From Melodrama To Something More

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:03am

David Treuer's story of death and discord on an Indian reservation could have blundered into melodrama. Instead, the book dodges this fate by retracing its steps, revealing new depths each time.

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Another Twist In The Mysterious Death Of Argentine Prosecutor

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:51am

Alberto Nisman, who was working on a 20-year-old investigation, had drafted an arrest warrant for the country's president. Renee Montagne talks to Simon Romero, a reporter with The New York Times.

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