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Daimler Profits Rev Up In Second Quarter

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The German company that owns Mercedes-Benz made a lot of money in the second quarter. Daimler says net profit rose to more than $6 billion, up from about $2 billion in the same quarter last year. The company says it has seen car sales in Europe bottom out, but at the same time, there's been strong demand for some of its new models. Daimler also sold off the rest of its stake in the parent company of Airbus, which helped its numbers.
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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.
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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

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