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U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.  




Jeff Gordon makes best restart of his life for fifth Brickyard 400 win

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There was a period a few years ago when many wondered whether Jeff Gordon's best days were behind him. 



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Antiques: India House Artwork Inspires a New Book

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The artwork shown at India House, a private club in Lower Manhattan, will be examined in a forthcoming book that also looks at two founders. 



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Fracking in UK national parks allowed in 'exceptional circumstances'

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Fracking will be allowed in British national parks in "exceptional circumstances", according to government guidelines announced on Monday as new bidding for exploration licenses opens. The extraction of shale gas through the controversial technique in national parks, world heritage sites and areas of outstanding natural beauty...(more) 



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Young Canadian reunites Haitian 'orphans' with parents

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By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Morgan Wienberg, a slight 22-year-old from Canada, was only 18 when she joined the wave of volunteers who flew to Haiti to help out after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010. Unlike most volunteers she has returned, putting off a medical...(more) 



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Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan

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A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan 



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Eight hurt by lightning at L.A.'s Venice Beach

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(Reuters) - Eight people were hurt, two severely, when lightning struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday, emergency officials said. All eight patients were hospitalized after the lightning hit near Ocean Front Walk, which faces the Pacific Ocean, around 2:15 p.m., according to Los Angeles...(more) 



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Aruba frees Venezuela ex-general sought by U.S. over drugs

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By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's former military intelligence head Hugo Carvajal, wanted by the United States over drug accusations and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, was released on Sunday. "He's been freed and is in the airport about to...(more) 



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Tentative deal reached on Veterans Affairs reform

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. 



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Ebola kills top Liberian doctor, American infected

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people...(more) 




No place to hide for children of war

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Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza 




Hottest celebrity beach bodies

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Summer is officially upon us! Check out the hottest celebrity beach bodies of 2014 ...  



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