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After A Year Of Bombing ISIS, U.S. Campaign Shows Just Limited Gains

Airstrikes have helped push back the Islamic State in some places, but the group has gained in other areas. Pentagon officials say the U.S. operation may need another two years or more to succeed.
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Jury Begins Debating Whether Colorado Should Execute Theater Shooter

This week jurors heard victim impact statements from family members of the 12 people James Holmes killed in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. They start death penalty deliberations today.
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Uber, Lyft And No More Loans: Twilight Is Here For Big-City Taxi Barons

Not too long ago, a New York taxi medallion was worth more than a million dollars. Gene Friedman managed to buy more than 1,000. But that was before Uber, and now people like Friedman face bankruptcy.
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Fact Check: Candidates Don't Tell The Whole Stories In First Debate

In the prime-time Republican presidential debate Thursday, the candidates bragged about their records as governors and in the private sector, but the facts didn't always add up.
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Trump Clashes With Rivals, Fox Moderators In First GOP Debate

With the very first question, Donald Trump says he won't pledge that he will support the eventual GOP nominee and leaves open the possibility of running as an independent.

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Pentagon Says Wife Of A Dead Islamic State Leader Is Now In Iraqi Custody

Umm Sayyaf has been transferred from U.S. custody to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Interior.
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Ferguson Businesses Struggle To Rebuild Post-Riots

Last year, many businesses in Ferguson, Mo., were looted and vandalized in unrest that gripped the city. Customers are starting to return, but some owners don't feel positive about staying here.
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You Can Stop Gun Violence The Same Way You Stop AIDS Or TB

Epidemiologist Gary Slutkin has taken the lessons he's learned fighting TB and HIV/AIDS and applied them to stop the spread of gun violence. Because like those diseases, violence is contagious.
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Netflix's New, Generous Parental Leave Policy Leaves Some Employees Out

Netflix made headlines this week with the announcement. But NPR has found the policy doesn't extend to people who work at Netflix DVD distribution centers.
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In 'Happy Hour Debate,' Candidates Struggle To Break Through

Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore didn't make the prime-time debate. Instead, they took shots at the people they wanted to debate.

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