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Senate confirms former P&G CEO McDonald as VA secretary

Senate confirms former P&G CEO McDonald as VA secretary

July 29th, 2014 4:56 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

McDonald has pledged to transform the VA and promised that "systematic failures" must be addressed.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 29th, 2014 3:30 pm by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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Boehner rules out Obama impeachment as Democrats cash in on threat

Boehner rules out Obama impeachment as Democrats cash in on threat

July 29th, 2014 2:53 pm by Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT)

"We have no plans to impeach the president" - House Speaker John Boehner.

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

July 29th, 2014 2:12 pm by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

The settlement includes a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

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Oak Ridge lab cancels class intended to curb southern drawls

Oak Ridge lab cancels class intended to curb southern drawls

July 29th, 2014 1:57 pm by Associated Press

The move comes after some employees complained about the course.

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June shutdown negatively impacts Eastman earnings by $10 million

June shutdown negatively impacts Eastman earnings by $10 million

July 29th, 2014 12:50 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

The decline was partly attributed to a weather-related outage at Eastman's Longview, Texas, site and the unplanned June shutdown at Kingsport.

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Scores killed as Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule

Scores killed as Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule

July 29th, 2014 12:18 pm by KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV, Associated Press

The heavy strikes were a new blow to international efforts to reach a sustainable truce in the fighting, now in its fourth week.

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Powerful insecticide turns up in major U.S. rivers

Powerful insecticide turns up in major U.S. rivers

July 29th, 2014 12:09 pm by By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune/Minneapolis (MCT)

A pervasive agricultural insecticide that has been linked to the decline of honeybees is now a near-constant presence in the small and great rivers that flow through Midwestern farm country, according to the first major review of its kind.

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Immigrant advocates baffled by Haslam letter

Immigrant advocates baffled by Haslam letter

July 28th, 2014 9:43 pm by Tony Gonzalez, The Tennessean

Concerns raised Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam about unaccompanied immigrant children arriving in Tennessee baffled some immigrant advocates and prompted questions about the timing and tone of the letter he sent to the White House.

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Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

July 28th, 2014 1:28 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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