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    MF Global Fires All 1,066 Brokerage Employees

    The spectacular collapse of the brokerage unit at MF Global has now cost all 1,066 employees their jobs.

    There's word from the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the unit once headed by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) that the employees were fired today, according to The Wall Street Journal's High Wire blog, The Associated Press, Bloomberg News and other outlets.

    As many as 200 of the employees may be rehired "to assist in the wind down of the business and processing of bankruptcy claims," High Wire adds.

    The firm filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 31. It had made "big investments in European sovereign debt," as NPR's Zoe Chace reported, and lost big in the eurozone financial crisis. An investigation into the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars that investors had entrusted with the company is underway. Corzine resigned last week.

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    Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

    McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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    QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

    It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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    Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

    Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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    Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

    Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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