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Liberia's 'Flags Of Convenience' Help It Stay Afloat

The weak Liberian economy has been hit by the Ebola crisis. One thing Liberia does have going for it is an unusual export — its flag. The Liberian flag is the second most popular flag flown by international cargo ships and is a huge source of revenue.
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Week In Politics: Midterm Results And The New Congress

Robert Siegel talks about what's next for Congress and the White House after the midterm elections with regular contributors E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review.
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'Grand Bargain' Will Help Save Detroit — And Its Art

A federal judge in Detroit ruled favorably on the city's "grand bargain" on Friday, approving the city's exit from Bankruptcy. We look at the role foundations played in bringing it about and the Foundation for Detroit's Future, which will be set up in the wake of the verdict.
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NFL Has Another Week Of Legal Turmoil

Former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice testified at a hearing stemming from his indefinite suspension, and the criminal case against Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson ended in a plea deal.
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White House Will Send 1,500 Military Personnel To Iraq

The White House authorized the deployment an additional 1,500 U.S. military personnel to Iraq to help advise that country in its fight against the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS.
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New York City Asks Drivers To Slow Down

The speed limit on most streets in New York City officially drops to 25 mph on Friday. It may be a hard adjustment for some in a city that's not known for its patience.
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Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators

The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the labor market and the state of American workers. Five other measures provide a fuller understanding of the economy and the nation's workforce.
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Immigration Will Be An Early Test Of The Divided Government

Even as President Obama and GOP leaders meet in search of common ground, the immigration issue threatens to divide them.
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Republican Ed Gillespie Concedes Virginia Senate Race

He told supporters in Springfield, Va., that the gap in the number of votes between him and the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, had grown and "I know that a change in outcome is not possible."
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Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.

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