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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

Robin Thede's wide-ranging career has included stints in both journalism and comedy. Now, at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she's the first black woman to work as a head writer in late night TV.
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Stocks Manage To Bounce, But Commodity Prices Are Swooning

Prices for raw materials, such as iron ore, copper and oil, are down dramatically from last year. The price plunge helps contain inflation for consumers, but is tough on mining and drilling companies.
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Kudos To Sanders, With A Wink To Clinton, Too

In the long run, "the Sanders summer" is likely to boost Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House. Indeed, from her perspective, Bernie Sanders may be the ideal rival en route to the nomination.
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A Day Filled With Market Jitters, But Not Panic

If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.
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Fact Check: 36 Percent Or Not? Inside Jeb Bush's Tax Math

Did Bush really pay 36 percent over all those years of tax returns or not? Here's how the campaign got to that number.
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Politics In The News: Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran is clearly a matter of huge concern to the Obama administration. But are these nuclear talks making much of a splash on the presidential campaign trail or even foreign affairs issues in general?
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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.
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USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

A flood of some 120 series, both new and returning, are coming to TV sets this summer. So, how to choose which ones to binge-watch by the pool? Our TV critic picks his four favorite new shows.
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If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.
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Politics In The News: Obama's Successful Week In Washington

With Republican help, President Obama received fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals. Then, the Supreme Court upheld subsidies to Obamacare and legalized same-sex marriage.

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