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Justice Dept Probing High-Speed Trading for Insider Trading

MSNBC: Business - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:50am
The Department of Justice is investigating high-frequency stock trading to see if any of the practices violate insider trading laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.Brokerage firms use high-frequency trading to get a jump on their competitors.
    





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Facebook Post Saves Girl's Vision as 'Glow in the Eye' Raises Alarm

MSNBC: Health - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:47am

After a woman posted a photo of her daughter on Facebook, her friend expressed concern about the glow in the girl's left eye.








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Meteorite Misses Skydiver, Caught On Camera

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29am

A meteorite screamed past a skydiver in Norway at 300 miles per hour, narrowly missing him. He was lucky not to get hit by the space rock.








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Like Dinosaurs, With Wings! 5 Facts About Pterosaurs

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29am
This weekend, pterosaurs will invade New York.No, this isn’t a “Jurassic Park” scenario. “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs” is opening at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, putting the spotlight on flying creatures that went extinct 66 million years ago.
    





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Carole King Finally Sees Life-Based Musical, Raises $30K for Charity

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29am

She had been reluctant to watch it, but after attending a performance the singer/songwriter called "Beautiful" "joyous."


    





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Gang Rapists Sentenced to Death In India as 'Strong Signal'

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29am
Three men were sentenced to death on Friday for two gang rapes last year in Mumbai, including an attack on a photojournalist that sparked protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world's largest democracy.
    





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'Game of Thrones' Stars Promise Season Will Kick Off With a Bang

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29am

The HBO hit has followed a formula: Start off strong and slowly build up to a season shocker. But the show won’t be following the same formula for season four.


    





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Portraits of Victims Emerge in Fort Hood Rampage

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29am
One died trying to prevent a gunman’s rampage at Fort Hood from becoming much bloodier, according to his fiancée. Another was a counselor on base and a father of two. Another was a 20-year veteran who planned to retire this year.
    





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What's Causing Our Weather Extremes?

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:13am

The head of the World Bank is warning that climate change will lead to armed conflicts over shortages of food and water. . On “Ann Curry Reports: Our Year of Extremes,” airing Sunday night on NBC, Curry shows us how people are witnessing the impact of rising global temperatures.








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Portraits of Victims Emerge in Fort Hood Rampage

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:13am
One died trying to prevent a gunman’s rampage at Fort Hood from becoming much bloodier, according to his fiancée. Another was a counselor on base and a father of two. Another was a 20-year veteran who planned to retire this year.






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Economy Generates 192K Jobs in March; Jobless Rate Flat at 6.7%

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:13am
The U.S. economy emerged from the deep, dark winter in March when the job market added 192,000 jobs. The jobless rate remained flat at 6.7 percent, government data showed on Friday.
    





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Economy Generates 192K Jobs in March; Jobless Rate Flat at 6.7%

MSNBC: Business - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:04am
The U.S. economy emerged from the deep, dark winter in March when the job market added 192,000 jobs. The jobless rate remained flat at 6.7 percent, government data showed on Friday.
    





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Infographic: More Recovery Ahead For the Long-Term Unemployed

MSNBC: Business - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:04am
When it comes to the unemployment rate in the United States, there is more to the numbers than meets the eye. Yes, the unemployment rate number has been inching down but the number of people looking for work for six months or more is unusually large. About 40 percent or 3.
    
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Stocks Open at New Highs After Jobs Data

MSNBC: Business - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:04am
Stocks rallied at the open Friday, propelling the Dow and S&P 500 to new records, after the March nonfarm payrolls report suggested the economy may be recovering from its slowdown.
    
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E-cig Rule Coming 'Very Soon,' FDA Chief Says

MSNBC: Health - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:01am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.






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Bourdain Slams Nigella Lawson U.S. Travel Ban

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:57am

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is defending friend and fellow chef Nigella Lawson after she was banned from entering the U.S. after admitting to drug use. Bourdain tweeted that he’s 'mortified' of the U.S.'s actions.








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Afghanistan's 'Forgotten Elections' Are a Test for U.S.

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:42am
The “forgotten elections” If Afghanistan has become America’s “forgotten war,” then the country’s elections on Saturday have become the “forgotten elections” -- because they’ve been overshadowed by other news events here in the United States.
    





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Infographic: More Recovery Ahead For the Long-Term Unemployed

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:41am
When it comes to the unemployment rate in the United States, there is more to the numbers than meets the eye. Yes, the unemployment rate number has been inching down but the number of people looking for work for six months or more is unusually large. About 40 percent or 3.






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Who Will Take Over The 'Late Show' Throne?

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:36am

After David Letterman announced his retirement on Thursday, social media is buzzing with speculation over who will take over for the comedian. Tamron Hall reports from the Orange Room








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No Paternity in Baseball? What It Says About Manhood

MSNBC: Business - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:33am
The decision by the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy to take a short paternity leave — and the backlash he faced for it — are about more than just a few games of baseball.Experts say the hubbub also is a sign of a new battle brewing over gender stereotypes — among dads.
    





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