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Tycoon to Treat Homeless to Lunch

Posted: 06/25/2014 - A Chinese tycoon is set to feed hundreds of homeless New Yorkers some fancy food — in Central Park.

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US Plans Child Migrant Processing Center in Texas

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally, according to construction permits.

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KFC Probes Claim Scarred Child Was Asked To Leave

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan Issue Recalls Over Airbags

Updated: 06/23/2014 - Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.

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Swiss Urge Glacier Hikers to Look for Artifacts

Posted: 06/23/2014 - Swiss scientists are urging alpinists and hikers to keep an eye out this summer for lost items in melting ice patches — items lost hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

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Massachusetts Mayor: Stop Sending My City Refugees

Posted: 06/23/2014 - A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line.

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Before 'Saving Private Ryan,' Pvt. Smith Was Saved

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there — a sixth brother, Wilfred — and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.

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New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world.

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US Man, 89, is Held on Nazi Death Camp Charges

Posted: 06/18/2014 - An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

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Social Security Closes Offices as Demand Soars

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices because of budget constraints even as the demand for services soars, according to a congressional report being released on Wednesday.

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US Consumer Prices Rise 0.4 Percent in May

Posted: 06/17/2014 - U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year as the cost of food and gasoline showed big gains and airline fares jumped by the largest amount in 15 years.

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FDA Prepping Long-Awaited Plan to Reduce Salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

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Whataburger Introduces Two New Breakfast Favorites In H-E-B

Updated: 06/16/2014 - Based on its growing popularity and strong customer demand, Whataburger and H-E-B announced today Whataburger’s Honey Butter and Premium Pork Sausage are now available at H-E-B and Central Market stores in Texas.

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Eric Hill, Creator of Spot the Dog, Dies at 86

Posted: 06/13/2014 - Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.

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Egypt Asks YouTube to Remove Video of Sex Assault

Posted: 06/13/2014 - Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country's newly elected president.

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