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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

By Bill Chappell on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn’t seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, closing above the 5,000 mark Monday.

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Video Shows LA Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

By Bill Chappell on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer’s gun.

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Netanyahu: U.S., Israel Agree On No Nukes For Iran, Split On How To Get There

By Krishnadev Calamur on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

But, the Israeli premier told AIPAC, reports of a decline in ties between the allies were “not only premature, they’re just wrong.” The remarks come amid tensions between the countries.

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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

By Bill Chappell on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

“The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered,” NPR’s Jackie Northam reports.

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Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

By Bill Chappell on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 8:03 am

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

By Doreen McCallister on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball’s First Black Latino Star, Dies

By Sam Sanders on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 9:03 am

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become “a political football.”

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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

By Scott Neuman on March 1st, 2015 | Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 10:04 pm

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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