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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie acknowledges supporters during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New Jersey

Chris Christie Launches Presidential Bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie started his campaign for the White House telling supporters that Democrats and fellow Republicans alike are to blame for the dysfunction in Washington and only a strong leader who tells the truth can fix it

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Court Ruling Finds Apple Guilty of Fixing Book Prices

An appeals court in New York on Tuesday upheld a 2013 verdict that Apple organized an illegal conspiracy with five book publishers to raise the price of ebooks, noting that so-called horizontal price-fixing is “the supreme evil of antitrust"

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Iran Nuclear Talks Extended

Iran has complied with a key condition of ongoing nuclear talks by significantly reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons, diplomats said Tuesday

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Inside Pope Francis’ U.S. Trip Schedule

On Tuesday morning, the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released the official schedule for the trip. Predictably, it is packed. Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. from Sept. 19-28, four days in Cuba, five in the U.S. stock photos Health Pills

Common Drug Can Have Lasting Effects on Kids

Antibiotics are prescribed for a range of childhood ailments, from ear to throat infections. But the drugs may be changing kids’ health in potentially unwelcome ways, according to a study published in Nature Communications

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Greece Will Not Pay IMF Debt Due Tuesday

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment due Tuesday to the International Monetary Fund. German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered a bit of hope, saying, "The door is open for talks"


Millions More Americans Will Qualify for Overtime

Millions more American workers will be eligible for overtime under new eligibility rules to be released Tuesday by the Obama Administration that will more than double the maximum salary exemption to $50,440

Indonesia Military Plane Crash

Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crash Kills Dozens

An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing at least 74 people. Air force officials say there may have been more than 100 people on the plane

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from employees of Nephron Pharmaceutical Company June 29, 2015 in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will set a record for transparency when he releases 33 years of tax returns Tuesday, topping the 30 years released by Bob Dole in 1996

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Suicide Car Bomb Explosion Shakes Afghan Capital

A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 22, police, military and government officials said