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OPM Suspends Background Check System in Wake of Hack

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:54pm
The Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing system will be offline for four to six weeks.









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U.S. Is World's Number 2 Spanish-Speaking Country

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:36pm
A Spanish-language institute says the U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.









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Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:31pm
Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting.









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Exonerated Death Row Inmate Dies of Cancer in New Orleans

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:27pm
Glenn Ford, a former death row inmate who served 30 years in a Louisiana prison for a murder he didn't commit, died early Monday morning.









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Stocks Dealt Worst Day of Year Amid Greek Crisis

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:21pm
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 350 points, or 2 percent, to 17,596 Monday.









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Supreme Court Blocks Texas Abortion Clinic Rules

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:59pm
Opponents say the law, which would have taken effect Wednesday, would force all but nine abortion clinics in Texas to close.









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Death Penalty Case Inflames Supreme Court Passions

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:55pm
Four justices spoke as the decision was announced, the most in recent memory









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Fires at Black Churches in the South Raise Hate-Crime Fears

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:55pm
Should the burning of several churches in the South recently be interpreted as a has hate-crime wave?









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Prison Break Drama Ended By One Cop and Two Shots

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:11pm
A lone state trooper came face to face with the remaining prison escapee and took him down in rain-soaked fields just miles from the Canadian border.









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SWU Offers Scholarships to Charleston Victim's Kids

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:05pm
SWU will honor the life of DePayne Middleton-Doctor by offering full scholarships to each of her four children, should they decide to attend.









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Asteroid Day Takes Aim at the World's Cosmic Blind Spot

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:35pm
Scientists and spacefliers will be focusing attention on near-Earth objects when the first-ever Asteroid Day plays out on Tuesday.









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Justices Rule Against EPA Power Plant Mercury Limits

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:31pm
The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other air pollutants.









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Supermarket Offers Fresh Take With Expiring Food

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:22pm
the ultimate goal of Daily Table is to help low-income families realize the benefits of choosing fresh food instead of junk food.









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Mom Who Killed Kids Doesn't Regret Death of 'Demons'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:11pm
"I don't regret none of this," Mitchelle Blair told the judge Monday. "I don't feel no remorse for the death of those demons."









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Top Prosecutor Assassinated by Bomb Targeting His Convoy

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:00pm
Hisham Barakat is the top Egyptian official to be assassinated since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi two years ago.









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Medical Expert Critical of 'Belly Button Challenge'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:40am
A new viral fad promotes unhealthy body image, according to a medical expert. KARE's Renee Tessman reports.









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'Stroll on the Beach': Tunisia Gunman Was Chillingly Calm

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:33am
A hotel worker who witnessed the massacre at a tourist resort in Tunisia said the killer "looked like he was taking a stroll on the beach."









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'Cultural War': Iraq Mourns Relics Destroyed by ISIS

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:17am
For Haider Oraibi, director of the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, the statues and relics being erased from Iraqi history have great significance.









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Supreme Court to Revisit Affirmative Action on Campus

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:05am
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take another look at affirmative action in college admissions, a boost to opponents of the practice.









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