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A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:42am

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia Primary

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:28pm

The Mountaineer State played to many of Sanders strengths — it's a heavily white, working class state where voters were angry about the Obama administration's policies.

Staples And Office Depot Call Off Merger After Judge's Ruling

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:14pm

More than a year after Staples announced the $6.3 billion merger, a judge has blocked it, saying it would hurt competition in the office supplies industry. The companies then called off the deal.

West Point Clears Black Cadets Who Raised Fists In Pre-Graduation Photo

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:05pm

No punitive action will be taken against the cadets after the inquiry found that the gesture was intended to demonstrate "unity" and "pride," a statement from the institution said.

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