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  1. Legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee DiesWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:02:55 GMT
    The charismatic, gravelly voiced editor who oversaw The Washington Post's coverage of the Watergate scandal was 93. More...
  2. Longtime Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:02:19 GMT
    The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee, legendary newspaper editor, died Tuesday at the age of 93. More...
  3. Ebola Action: Feds Funnel Arrivals From West AfricaWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:44:03 GMT
    All travelers from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa must pass through one of five major U.S. airports with heightened entry screening. More...
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  1. Bachmann Gets Security Detail After Isis T...Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:46:47 GMT
    ISIS' new target: Rep. Michele Bachmann? The outspoken conservative will have her own security detail for the final few months of her congressional career because of what federal law enforcement agencies believe is a credible threat from the militants, reports Politico. More...
  2. Designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:05:32 GMT
    Former US first lady Laura Bush has led tributes to Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than 40 years. Oscar, 82, died at his home in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends and "more than a few dogs", his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband Alex Bolen said. More...
  3. Why Chicago is mandating coding educationTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:05:31 GMT
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared. In a room full of techies at the Internet of Things World Forum last week, he didn't talk about Chicago's chief data officer or the city's smart parking and LED street lights. More...
  4. Rabbi leads vigil outside Met as firestorm over 'The Death of Klinghoffer' hits fever pitchTue, 21 Oct 2014 04:22:59 GMT
    In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. More...
  5. Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museumsTue, 21 Oct 2014 00:39:52 GMT
    The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian's Board of Regents announced the goal Monday and revealed more than $1 billion already has been raised in a quiet phase since October 2011. More...
  6. GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going awayMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:49:56 GMT
    While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away. More...
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  1. Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor who guided paper through Watergate, dies at 93Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:09:06 GMT
    Ben Bradlee, the legendary newspaper editor who guided the Washington Post through its Watergate coverage and other watershed moments in American journalism history, died Tuesday, the newspaper reported. He was 93. More...
  2. Elusive pet bobcat again escapes from its southern New Jersey home, darts into wooded areaTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:59:17 GMT
    A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. More...
  3. Boston church official pleads guilty to racketeering, extortion, conspiracy in looting caseTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:30:36 GMT
    A former Boston church official who said in an autobiography he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has pleaded guilty to federal charges he looted the church's assets. More...
  4. Lawyer for victims says website has no immunity since it helps pimps write successful adsTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:01 GMT
    A lawyer for Backpage.com told Washington's Supreme Court that a lawsuit filed by three sex trafficking victims should be thrown out because the website has immunity under a federal communications law. More...
  5. Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patchTue, 21 Oct 2014 22:45:16 GMT
    A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. More...
  6. US authorities say head of Mexico's Gulf Cartel in custody; makes court appearance in TexasTue, 21 Oct 2014 22:15:17 GMT
    U.S. authorities say they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings. More...
  7. $8 million for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar who was trainer at Pennsylvania schoolTue, 21 Oct 2014 21:13:27 GMT
    Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. More...
  8. Reputed former Philadelphia mob boss summoned for parole violation hearing, could be jailedTue, 21 Oct 2014 20:56:57 GMT
    The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge ordered him to sit for a parole violation hearing Friday. More...
  9. At least 2,207 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:53 GMT
    As of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. More...
  10. Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its counter-IS campaign in Iraq and SyriaTue, 21 Oct 2014 20:14:47 GMT
    The Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. More...
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