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Twelve New York Prison Employees Placed on Leave After Escape

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:27am
A host of correctional officers and prison executives have been placed on leave from Clinton Correctional facility following the escape of two convicted murderers, authorities said Tuesday.









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Chris Christie Joins 2016 Presidential Race

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:01am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally announced he is running for president on Tuesday.









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The Great Wall of China Is Nearly 1/3 Gone

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:57am
Vandalism and exposure to the elements has destroyed around 30 percent of the Great Wall of China, according to Chinese state-run media.









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Court Agrees Apple Violated Antitrust Law in E-Book Entry

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:47am
A federal appeals court in New York says Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.









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See the Pope's Itinerary for U.S. Visit This Fall

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:14am
Pope Francis will stop at the 9/11 Memorial, celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden and visit a Philadelphia prison.









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Where Will Recaptured Killer David Sweat End Up?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:12am
What do you do with a prisoner who's prone to escape? That's the question many are asking now that fugitive murderer David Sweat has been recaptured.









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Traveling to Greece? Great Prices, Big Problems

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:07am
Many U.S. tourists are carrying extra cash in case the ATMs in Athens run dry.









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Today's 'Leap Second' Could Wreak Havoc, But Will it?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:01am
Tuesday is exactly one second longer than Monday, but despite all the apocalyptic headlines, chances are you won't even notice.









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Chris Christie No Longer Looks Like Mr. Electable

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:53am
First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.









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Wal-Mart Apologizes for Baking ISIS Cake

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:51am
"One customer sought to take advantage of an associate who did not know the flag or its meaning."









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Ebola Returns to Liberia

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:50am
Liberia, which had been Ebola-free for more than a month, reported a new case of the virus Tuesday.









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Afghans Battle Extremists from 10 Countries: President

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:20am
Extremists hailing from nearly a dozen countries are fighting in Afghanistan, according to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.









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NBC Dumps Trump Over Immigration Remarks

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:00am
NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump over his recent comments about Mexican immigrants.









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I Don't Remember Beheading Boss, Alleged Attacker Says

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:40am
The French prosecutor has requested preliminary terrorism charges to be filed against Salhi and has opened a formal terrorism investigation.









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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years of Tax Returns

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:39am
Aides describe the move as unprecedented for a presidential candidate in American history.









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Tuesday's Top 7 News Stories

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:09am
From an inmate dishing to cheaper dishes, see the stories we're following today.









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7 Things You Need to Know About the Greek Crisis

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:00am
With Greece nearly certain to default on a 1.6-billion-euro bond payment due Tuesday, the long-feared prospect of Hellenic financial chaos is here.









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Shot Escapee Spills the Beans on Who Helped Jailbreak

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:57am
David Sweat told investigators after his capture that only prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell was in on the plot.









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Obama to Expand Overtime Pay to Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:56am
The rule change would raise the threshold for people who earn overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016.









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'Fifty Shades' Author Endures Painful Twitter Q&A

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:52am
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James endured some pain of her own when Twitter users took advantage of a Q&A to make fun of her erotic fiction.









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