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Boeing Takes Another Hit With Fire On Plagued 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's stock plummeted more than 7 percent on news of another fire on board a 787 Dreamliner. The plane was on the ground at London's Heathrow Airport and no passengers were on board. It's not known yet whether the fire had anything to do with the troubled plane's battery or electric system.
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Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements

Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.
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Community Leaders Brace For Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict

Jury deliberations for George Zimmerman's murder trial began on Friday. But community leaders in Florida have already started preparing for public response to the verdict. Some leaders worry that public outcry similar to the demonstrations leading up to Zimmerman's arrest will boil over, and they're trying to tamper the public's expectations for closure with the Trayvon Martin case.
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Snowden's Asylum Contingent On Not Leaking More Secrets

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is requesting asylum in Russia while he pursues a more permanent asylum in Latin America. A condition of his continued stay in Russia is that he stop releasing information that is damaging to the US.
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Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano To Resign

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is stepping down to take charge of the University of California system.
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Justice Tightens Guidelines For Obtaining Records From Media

Attorney General Eric Holder says his department will give news outlets prior notice of plans to obtain reporters' phone and email records.
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Awkwardly Awaiting The Zimmerman Trial's Outcome

Officials are trying to head off possible violent reactions to the verdict, but isn't it weird to be sitting around discussing human behavior like weather patterns?
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Man Hailed As A Hero After Epic Swim Saves Stranded Family

As he swam for hours in darkness to get help for his family, John Franklin Riggs says, he used lights on shore to guide himself. Two children, his father and his sister were on the boat when it sank.
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More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.
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Teen Who Died In Asiana Crash Was Hit By A Firetruck, Police Say

It remains uncertain how Ye Meng Yuan, 16, died. San Francisco police officials who spoke about the incident today said that she was found on the ground at the runway, covered by foam the fire crews were spraying on the smoldering jet.

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