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What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses

The recent nuclear deal covers only a fraction of U.S. sanctions against Iran; most of the restrictions on businesses will stay in place. But there are exceptions. Who will benefit?
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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Of Religious Rights, Tax Status

Religious colleges worry that if they stick to their convictions, they may lose tax-exempt status. That happened to Bob Jones University in 1983 because it continued to prohibit interracial dating.
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Science Confirms 2014 Was Hottest Yet Recorded, On Land And Sea

The international report card is out and confirms the hottest average on record — for a third time in 15 years. More than 400 scientists contributed data, finding a spike in sea and air temperatures.
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Chattanoogans Find Killings Of Four Marines 'Incomprehensible'

Officials are trying to piece together why a man shot the Marines yesterday in a rampage at two military facilities. As details emerge, people in Chattanooga are asking how this could happen there.
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Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified

Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.
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2-4-6-8, A 401(k) Would Be Great: Calif. Law Makes Cheerleaders Employees

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bars professional teams there from treating their cheerleaders as independent contractors. The bill came after lawsuits alleged the cheerleaders were underpaid.
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Seven Decades Ago, A New, Enormous Kind Of Explosion

Seventy years ago this week, in the New Mexico desert, U.S. Army scientists detonated the first atom bomb. NYU physics professor Benjamin Bederson was among those who worked on the Manhattan Project.
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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

The president has tackled issues of race much more forcefully and directly of late, as seen not only in his speeches but in his policies — including commutation of the sentences of drug offenders.
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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

As a teen, Oshea Israel killed another young man at a party. Years later, as the end of his prison time approached, Israel met the mother of the man he murdered — and earned her forgiveness.
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Jury Rejects Insanity Defense For Theater Shooter, Who May Get Death Penalty

James Holmes was found guilty of storming a midnight premier for the latest Batman movie, where he shot and killed 12 people and hurt 70 more. The question now is if Holmes will get the death penalty.

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