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House Rule On Social Security Funding Causes Controversy

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Rules passed by the GOP House majority prevent money from being transferred from the retirement fund to the disability fund. Critics say it's an attempt to make cuts to both Social Security programs.

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Republicans In Congress To Talk Strategy At 2-Day Retreat

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

House and Senate Republicans are holding a joint retreat in Hershey, Pa., on Thursday and Friday. Democratic Senators will gather in Baltimore to talk strategy, and to hear from President Obama.

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Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:22am

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."

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Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:21am

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

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In Remote Washington, Veterans Services Are Ferry Ride Away

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:20am

Sometimes veterans don't claim their benefits because they live in remote areas that lack resources. In one Washington state county, Veterans Affairs services are at least an hour ferry ride away.

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Prestige Records' 65th Anniversary Party

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:57am

A half century ago, a small but important label recorded Miles, Trane, Sonny and Monk. A trio led by the rising star drummer Jamison Ross takes on classics from the Prestige catalog.

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Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:44am

The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.

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Butler, Bernstein And The Hot 9 At Jazz Standard

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:31am

One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York's downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.

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A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:08pm

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.

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CIA Report: No 'Bad Faith' In Accessing Senate Computers

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:10pm

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Intelligence Committee disagrees, saying that the breach violated the Constitution.

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After Foie Gras Ban Lifted In California, Some Chefs Face Threats

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 7:34pm

A ban on foie gras that went into effect in 2012 was overturned last week. Now some chefs offering the dish have received enough threats to get law enforcement involved.

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