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Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading Attack

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 3:28pm

The man, identified as a 35-year-old truck driver at the plant, reportedly took a "selfie" with victim's body and sent it to an unidentified mobile phone number in Canada.

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Greece Slouches Toward Default As Germany Rules Out Further Debt Talks

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:25am

Germany says there will be no more negotiations after the Greek premier called for a nationwide referendum on a bailout plan. Meanwhile, fearful Greeks are withdrawing their euros.

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Native Americans Protest Proposed Copper Mine In Arizona

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:09am

One of the country's largest copper deposits lies east of Phoenix. But none of that copper has been mined yet. A land swap between the federal government and a private company may change that. Some Native American residents say a holy site is at risk.

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ESPN Brings Betting Talk To The Mainstream

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:41pm

ESPN wants to cater to its entire audience — casual and hard-core fans, fantasy players and people who've got a wager on the game. Now it's more open about a topic leagues and networks have avoided.

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Drink Beck's? Anheuser-Busch May Owe You A Refund

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:38pm

Several of the world's largest brewers are being sued for suggesting their beers are imports. Anheuser-Busch settled a class action suit that will require it to pay out millions of dollars.

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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 7:03am

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.

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Service Jobs, Like Uber Driver, Blur Lines Between Old Job Categories

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says he is an independent contractor. A new type of job category is emerging: dependent contractor.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Telecast After Trump's Immigration Comments

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The network is protesting Donald Trump's recent negative comments about Mexican immigrants to the U.S. Trump is a part-owner of the Miss USA pageant, and a recent 2016 GOP presidential candidate.

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Supreme Court Vindicates President; Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The high court preserved a key provision in Obama's signature health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts' written opinion seems to shut the door on further legal challenges to the law.

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Not So Happy Hour For Beck's

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:12pm

A class action suit charged the brewer hid its true roots, in St.Louis. A court agrees and orders payments to customers — larger ones ones to people who kept receipts.

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Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:12pm

Univision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were "rapists," among other things.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

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French Taxi Drivers Launch Nationwide Uber Protest

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

French taxi drivers stage a nationwide strike to protest UberPop's encroachment on their market. It turned nasty after an Uber driver and passenger were beaten up.

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Drop In Oil Prices Threatens Economy Of Tiny Texas Town

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:35pm

The tiny, South Texas town of Cotulla has experienced a hotel boom in the past five years, and all that business came from the surge in oil drilling. But the recent drop in oil prices is threatening to undermine the town's future.

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Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:26pm

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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Statehouse Fights Over Obamacare To Rage On Despite Supreme Court Decision

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:20am

Bills to advance or cripple the federal health law in statehouses didn't come to a halt in the months that lawmakers awaited the Supreme Court decision. They may well smolder for months or years.

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Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Are Legal

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:14am

The subsidies are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature achievement.

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Thousands Of Cab Drivers Clog France's Roads To Protest Uber

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:03am

Some 2,800 taxi drivers are reportedly taking part in the protest, as taxi drivers form virtual blockades around airports and key train stations.

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3 Economists Answer This Question: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

It's been 7 years since the financial crisis nearly took down the global economy. Our Planet Money team wondered what the next big mess might be, so they asked three economists for their thoughts.

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Business Groups Win After Senate Passes Fast-Tract Trade Bill

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.

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