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Signed ticket from Lou Gehrig's last game nets $95,600

FOX News - 8 hours 25 min ago
A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.
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A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus US job growth is expected for July

FOX News - 9 hours 50 min ago
With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
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DealBook: MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Schemes

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:12pm
The MoneyPak card, used to transfer cash by those without access to conventional bank accounts, has also caught the eye of criminals, from a Maryland jail gang to an online prostitution ring in North Carolina.

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Senate Approves Veteran and Highway Bills

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:34pm
In something of a consolation prize in a year marred by gridlock, the Senate approved expanding veterans’ health care and replenishing the Highway Trust Fund.

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Contrarian sees 25% rise in US stocks

CNBC - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:10pm
U.S. equities' bull run is far from over and stocks have a further 25 percent to run, one commentator told CNBC.
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Man who flew California news, ambulance choppers under alias pleads guilty to identity theft

FOX News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:56pm
A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.
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American Held in North Korea Says Health Is Failing

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:36pm
A pro-North Korea newspaper quoted Kenneth Bae, an imprisoned American missionary, as saying that he felt abandoned by the United States.

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The secret George W. Bush book project

POLITICO - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:35pm
When Bush's book comes out, it's sure to force a re-evaluation of the Bushes on many levels.
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A Colorful County Fair With a Political Twist

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:32pm
The Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., is a 125-year-old state tradition that marks the start of general election season.

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Jury in Ex-Virginia Governor’s Trial Hears of Money Transfer

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:30pm
Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a wealthy Virginia businessman and the star witness in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, testified for a second day on Thursday.

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Michigan prosecutor files murder charges against couple who owned dogs that attacked runner

FOX News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:27pm
Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan.
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California Candidate Veers From Campaign Trail to Test Life on Streets

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:17pm
Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor of California, spent a week pretending to be homeless in Fresno, Calif., an experiment that added some sorely needed publicity to his campaign while also attracting some ridicule.

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Senate clears highways, transit patch

POLITICO - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:17pm
Lawmakers fund transportation programs but will need to revisit the issue in May.
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Suspect in 2010 border agent killing linked to Operation Fast and Furious is extradited to US

FOX News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:16pm
A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday.
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Alibaba Is Investing Huge Sums in an Array of U.S. Tech Companies

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:13pm
The Chinese retail giant has made a half-dozen major investments in American start-ups over the last year, focusing on mobile and e-commerce.
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Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:01pm
A report by the agency’s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information.

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China official PMI rises to 51.7 in July

CNBC - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:01pm
Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector continued to pick up steam in July, two sets of data showed, as Beijing's drip-feed of stimulus filtered through the economy.
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Rebellion Inside G.O.P. Scuttles Vote on Border Bill

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:58pm
A $659 million emergency spending measure to address the surge of young migrants was withdrawn, but leaders are expected to hold another meeting Friday morning to decide how to proceed.

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Sizing Up Senator Thad Cochran Alongside Tomatoes, Pies and Cows

The New York Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:55pm
Mississippi voters came to hear Mr. Cochran give his stump speech at the Neshoba County Fair, a 125-year-old tradition that signifies the beginning of the general election season.
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Senate sends VA reform bill to Obama

POLITICO - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:53pm
The vote comes nearly four months after reports of mismanagement and corruption at the agency.
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