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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.
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U.S. Sees A Spike In Number Of Insured, But It Depends On The State

The number of people with insurance in the U.S. is rising, according to a poll by Gallup. The poll shows that states that ran with the Affordable Care Act saw the largest reductions in the uninsured.
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Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.
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Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility

A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 other soldiers — including a German brigadier general — were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on them. The attack took place in Kabul City, Afghanistan.
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Border Bloodshed: Murder Rate Rises Along Texas Oil Routes

Another kind of border security issue is afoot in Texas, where the region's network of pipelines has seen a steady rise in the number of murder victims in the past decade. Joe Carroll of Bloomberg News explains the situation.
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Legal, sure — But Polite? Washington Weighs Weed Etiquette

Now that marijuana is legal, Washington state is hashing out when and where it is okay to light up. Some parents are complaining that public places like parks are filled now with pot smoke.
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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.
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Complicated Cars Put A Dent In An Old Father-Son Ritual

The automobile has long served as a symbol of manhood, with lessons in fixing cars doubling as rites of passage for some boys. But that's changing, now that cars are getting more complex and less important in the lives of many young people.
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Hobby Lobby Ruling May Have Poked A Hole in The 'Corporate Veil'

Legal scholars are still sorting out the possible implications of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. While the case dealt directly with birth control coverage and the Affordable Care Act, it could even be cited in future bankruptcy cases.
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Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

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