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Safe? Sane? Fireworks boom back as 10 O.C. cities say yes to private pyrotechnics

OC Register - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:44
On Sunday, a pop-up retail operation that bills itself as the world’s biggest fireworks stand started selling everything from sparklers to smoke bombs from booths in the parking lot at the Honda Center. It’s the first time in decades that...
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Charleston Church Mourns One More Beloved Victim

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:37
The historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church held its last funeral Monday for one of the nine victims of what authorities have described as an assault rooted in racism.









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13 Metro-North Workers Accused of Cheating on Conductor Exams

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:35
Prosecutors said the defendants stole copies of tests and their answers, then distributed them to other candidates who had yet to take the exams.









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Disneyland, Disney California Adventure could use more parking – and it might be on the way

OC Register - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:55
ANAHEIM – When Disney officials talked last week about their high interest in pumping at least $1 billion into new attractions and other improvements at the Disneyland Resort in upcoming years, the project included a 5,000-plus parking structure....
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Boston’s Revised 2024 Olympics Bid Criticized as Incomplete

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:44
Sought by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the overhauled plan to attract the Games lacked key pieces of information, including insurance against cost overruns, identities of venues and plans for an athletes’ village.









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The catch of the day at San Clemente pier: An 8-foot Great White shark

OC Register - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:37
A fisherman got a surprising close-up with a Great White shark after hooking - and then battling with and releasing - the big fish off the end of San Clemente’s pier over the weekend. A crowd gathered along the railing of the 1,300-foot-long pier...
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Trillions Spent, but Crises Like Greece’s Persist

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:28
Beyond Greece and Puerto Rico, heavy borrowing is bogging down the economies of Brazil, Turkey, Italy and China.









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Squabbling, Hesitation and Luck Had Roles in Manhunt for New York Prison Escapees

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:26
A week distinguished by DNA discoveries and well-organized sweeps was the final stage of a 23-day slog that was hampered, at times, by missed signals.









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Obama Making Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:25
The move by the White House restores the overtime threshold to about where it was in 1975 in terms of purchasing power.









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Ben Wattenberg, Author and Commentator, Dies at 81

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:17
Mr. Wattenberg was a self-professed neoconservative who vainly urged his fellow Democrats to court the nation’s centrist voters at a time when the party was moving to the left.









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F.B.I. Opens Investigation Into New York Prison Where 2 Escaped

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:11
The investigation, which is focused on drug trafficking and other possible criminal conduct, is likely to raise the scrutiny of prison officials and the apparent lack oversight before the escape.









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New York City Board Votes to Freeze Regulated Rents on One-Year Leases

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:38
The move, unprecedented in the 46-year history of the Rent Guidelines Board, was the first decision on rent levels by a nine-member panel appointed in its entirety by Mayor Bill de Blasio.









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Greeks Line Up for Money and Stock Up on Goods as Cash Rationing Starts

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:38
Limited to withdrawing 60 euros a day, Greece’s citizens must decide how to vote in a referendum that could determine whether they abandon the currency.









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U.S. Tells Iran That Preliminary Nuclear Deal Must Stand

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:16
A senior American official declined to say if the United States might agree to adjust some elements of the Lausanne framework in return for new Iranian concessions.









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Gas prices fall ahead of July 4th as 2.4 million Southern Californians expected to hit the highway for the holiday weekend

OC Register - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:56
Californians who plan to travel for the Fourth of July weekend can expect gas prices to continue their recent decline, a welcome trend that is not uncommon for this time of year. In Orange County on Monday, the average price of gas was $3.45 a gallon...
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Brash Personality Seen as Chris Christie’s Main Asset

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:52
The New Jersey governor is no longer a front-runner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, but he is expected to stand out in the field.









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NBC dumps Trump – at little cost

OC Register - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:14
NBC announced Monday that it was severing ties with Donald Trump following Trump’s controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. For the network, the move will generate a lot of headlines (like the one on this column) at a low cost. Given that...
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First Draft: NBC to Donald Trump: You’re Fired

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:42
NBC said in a statement that it was ending its business relationship with the billionaire real estate and media mogul after Mr. Trump referred to immigrants as “rapists” and “murderers.”









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After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Southern States Fall in Line

New York Times - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:39
Louisiana and Mississippi officials, citing the rule of law, softened their defiance and began offering marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.









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Port of Long Beach named #1 in North America

OC Register - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:34
The Port of Long Beach was named North America’s best seaport by 15,000 industry professionals polled by the shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News. The Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards were announced in Hong Kong last week at a...
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