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APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out elephants from its performances by 2018.

Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Read more »

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Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Read more »

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Ohio veteran who rescued orphans in Korean War dies at 97

A retired Air Force colonel who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits inspired a movie starring Rock Hudson has died in Ohio. Dean Hess was 97. Read more »

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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm on Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest on a berm at the edge of an icy... Read more »

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APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern... Read more »

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Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82

NEW YORK — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city... Read more »

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Harrison Ford hurt after vintage plane crashes, source says

Harrison Ford was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Venice on the west side of Los Angeles, a source said. Read more »

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Utah antidiscrimination and religious freedom proposal garners national attention and praise

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A proposed anti-discrimination law that would protect people who are LGBT from employment and housing discrimination while preserving religious rights is making headlines and drawing praise around... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release

The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private... Read more »

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Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks

Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations. Read more »

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Funds flowing to My Brother's Keeper after first year

More money than expected has been committed to President Barack Obama's initiative aimed at helping young men of color, White House officals said Thursday. Read more »

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote. Read more »

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Former IRS commissioner launches GOP presidential campaign

A businessman who led the Internal Revenue Service from 2003 to 2007 says he's running as a Republican for president because he wants to make federal tax laws more consistent and less complex. Read more »

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Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. Read more »

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Kerry seeks to ease Arab concerns of Iran deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to... Read more »

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them. Read more »

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Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. Read more »

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Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Moscow Thursday for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. Read more »

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Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her... Read more »

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Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of... Read more »

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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the... Read more »

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Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 11 people

Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 11 and wounding many others, officials said. Meanwhile,... Read more »

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Indonesia rejects Australia offer of swap to stop executions

Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a... Read more »

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UK's Cameron called 'chicken' for refusing TV debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head TV debate with the opposition leader before the U.K's general election, prompting calls of cowardice Thursday from... Read more »

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Study shows significant link between children's lung function, pollution levels

A study tracking 2,000 children over two decades in Southern California shows that children's lung function improved significantly as pollution levels decreased. The study shows pollution control... Read more »

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