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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016



Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of uncertainties that require the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Lots of unknowns keeping the Fed cautious

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy faces numerous uncertainties from slowing job growth to stubbornly low inflation that compel the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates.

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Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes

RICHMOND, Va. – Members of a federal appeals court expressed skepticism Tuesday that North Carolina’s 2013 major rewrite to voting laws, requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, doesn’t discriminate against minorities. The three-judge panel met Tuesday to hear arguments ...

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Heat wave eases on California fire lines

Firefighters worked to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday, but officials warned nearby communities to stay alert and obey any evacuation orders.

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Flint to get water from Lake Huron

Flint will get water from the Karegnondi Water Authority as soon as that system is ready, the mayor said Tuesday, even though she had threatened to break an agreement to join the system in the aftermath of the Michigan city’s lead-tainted water crisis.

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Girl dies when lightning topples tree onto cabin

BENNINGTON, Ind. – Authorities say an 11-year-old girl has died after lightning toppled a tree onto a cabin at a southeastern Indiana camp. The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office says the girl, three adult camp counsellors and other campers were inside ...

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Blogs

Parting Shot — 7.25.16

We've had enough of angry Democrats in Philadelphia today. So I thought I'd close with a viewtiful, tranquil photo by Marianne Love/Slight Detour of a sailboard on Lake Pend Oreille, ...



Example Quest - Who am I?

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay in postings. To make it up to you, I’ve attached a free side quest of my own design. I wonder how many people can ...


The opposite of face time

These are times that can challenge even someone gifted at TV remotemanship. That's because some of us live with people who do not want to see certain politicians' faces. And ...




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Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.


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