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Reports: GM Ordered 500,000 Ignition Switches Before Recall Announcement

Emails seen by The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets raise questions about the timing of the automaker's recalls for faulty ignition switches. The defect has been tied to at least 32 deaths.
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The White House Is Backing Strong Open Internet Rules

President Obama is calling on rule-makers to reclassify broadband as a public utility. It would give the FCC much broader authority to stop "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" to the Internet.
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Two Striking Photos From Today's APEC Meetings

The forum's first day has already brought us interesting images. In one, the leaders of China and Japan reflect their countries' unease; in another, world leaders dress alike.
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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to five and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
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Tools Of The Trade: The Abacus

Many teachers still rely on this centuries-old calculating device to provide a hands-on approach to math.
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Will Jeb Bush Run For President? His Brother Says Maybe

George W. Bush says there's a good chance his brother will run for president in 2016. And he also thinks his family name shouldn't hold Jeb back if he does.
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Released From North Korea, Kenneth Bae Reunites With Family

Kenneth Bae, one of two American captives released from a North Korea prison over the weekend, is back home in Washington state as his family and community celebrate his return.
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Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.
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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers.
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Obama Says He'll Use Executive Orders For Immigration Reform

The president, returning to rhetoric from earlier this year, said he can no longer wait for a gridlocked Congress to make progress on the issue.

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