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Fast-food protest organizers plan global actions

Posted: 05/15/2014 - Labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell.

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Shinseki welcomes White House review of VA

Posted: 05/15/2014 - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he welcomes a White House review of his beleaguered department if it can help ensure veterans have access to timely, quality health care.

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Authorities: Casey Kasem found in Washington state

Updated: 05/15/2014 - Authorities say Casey Kasem has been located in Washington state three days after a Los Angeles judge expressed concerns about the ailing radio host's whereabouts and safety.

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Turkish coal mine deaths rise to 282

Updated: 05/15/2014 - A Turkish minister says rescue teams have recovered eight more victims from a coal mine in western Turkey, raising the death toll in Turkey's worst mining accident to 282.

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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

Posted: 05/15/2014 - As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that simple arithmetic has become as complicated as calculus.

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Arkansas high court won't stay gay marriage ruling

Posted: 05/14/2014 - The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general's request for a stay of a judge's ruling that overturned Arkansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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Kentucky ordered to pay $70K in gay marriage case

Posted: 05/14/2014 - A federal judge has ordered Kentucky to pay $70,000 in attorney's fees to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that resulted in the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

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Netflix's share of peak Internet traffic rises

Posted: 05/14/2014 - Netflix increased its share of fixed-line Internet traffic in North America in the first half of 2014, accounting for 34 percent of data flowing to consumers during peak times, up from 32 percent in the latter half of 2013.

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Bounce house with three children blown away

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Glens Falls Police say a five and six year old boy were seriously hurt when a bounce house was lifted off the ground by the wind, dropping the boys on the ground.

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IRS will not seek to defend tax preparer rules

Updated: 05/14/2014 - The Internal Revenue Service will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate regulations it sought to impose on hundreds of thousands of paid tax preparers.

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Sallie Mae, Justice Department in $60M settlement

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Student lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that it charged members of the military excessive interest rates on their student loansy.

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European court: Google must yield on personal info

Posted: 05/14/2014 - Europe's highest court has given people the means to scrub their reputations online. It's issued a landmark ruling that experts say could force Google and other search engines to delete references to old debts, long-ago arrests and other unflattering episodes.

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Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

Posted: 05/14/2014 - An international rights group says children as young as 7 are working long hours in U.S. fields harvesting tobacco under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions.

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Miners still trapped in Turkey

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Turkey's energy minister says the death toll from an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey is now 201.

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