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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Elaine Stritch, whose career spanned more than half a century and went from stage to screen to TV and back to stage again, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.
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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs In Company's History

Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs in the next year. That's 14 percent of the company's global workforce, and the largest reduction in its history. The changes reflect Microsoft's shift to mobile.
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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.
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Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection, tells NPR that he is reviewing scores of incidents. "We need to be better at admitting when we're wrong or where we've made a mistake," he says.
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Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.
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FedEx Charged With Shipping Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies

Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.
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Latest Wrinkle In The Jobs Debate: Blame The Boomers

Half the drop in the labor force can be explained by retirements, a White House economic report concludes. And the other half of missing workers may yet be lured back, but only with better policies.
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QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux?

Combinations of batter, cheese, bacon and sugar at state fair food concessions seem to get more elaborate and outrageous every year. So we were inspired to put our state fair food sense to the test.
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White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has signaled his intention to push for legislation shutting down "corporate inversions," techniques commonly used by companies to dodge the corporate income tax.
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Ring The Bells: A Carillon Campaign Is Going Nationwide

Julie Rose unravels the unique art of the carillon. A carillonneur is someone who, at a wedding or funeral, hammers away on wooden pegs with their fists and hands to coax music from large bells.

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