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Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies

The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.
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Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle In Tikrit

Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.
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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?
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Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

A recent study found that teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.
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Ferguson Police Begin Reform Following DOJ Report, Mayor Says

Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles said in a press conference Wednesday that the city began working to improve relations between police and the public before the release of the DOJ report.
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Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

While on vacation in the U.S., Ryan Pate called Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics "backstabbers" and described Arabs as "filthy." He was arrested upon his return. He faces 5 years in prison.
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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.
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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.
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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Gag Order In Mine Disaster Case

Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, appealed after a judge issued the gag order in a criminal case involving ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
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Plane Skids Off Runway At New York's LaGuardia; 6 Injured

The Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Atlanta ran into a fence on the side of the tarmac. A spokesman for the Port Authority said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

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