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June 9th, 2015

The World Of Excess

    For those of us wondering what the rich could do with all that money the New York Times' Aaron Kessler has found an answer. It is the purchase of special one of a kind custom made cars.

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The TSA, keeping passengers safe from kids' tubes of Go-Gurt

    Have no fear, fellow travelers. You're safe from my kids' tubes of Go-Gurt.

    But guns? Fake bombs? Flattened plastic explosives?

    Welcome aboard!

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Look, Ma, No Hands!

    On Wednesday morning, during Google's annual meeting, a shareholder named John M. Simpson stood up to question the company's top executives about its self-driving car program. They were not friendly questions.

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Interview with David Eisenhower: D-Day was Eisenhower's presidential decision day

    Saturday is the 71st anniversary of D- Day. "Operation Overlord" was the largest amphibious assault in history, involving 160,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers who crossed the English Channel to the beaches of Nazi- occupied Normandy.

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Hastert joins crowded club of fallen moralists

    Evil lurks in unlikely places. In movies, it is always the all-American nice guy who turns out to be the villain.

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FIFA gets a red card

    We're used to seeing soccer players fling themselves to the ground, writhe in feigned agony and complain bitterly about the injustice of it all. Now the international overlords of the game are beginning to do the same.

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Bob Schieffer steps down

    When Bob Schieffer bowed out last Sunday after 24 years as moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation," he observed that from the start "I tried to remember that the news is not about the newscaster. It's about the people who make it and those who are affected by it."

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A proxy war still haunting Pakistan shows perils of backing extremists

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A Political Brand of Sominex

    When I have trouble falling asleep, I do lists. Like running through the names of all the presidents, along with several factoids for each one. I was rather proud of this talent until friends sent me a video clip of Ellen DeGeneres interviewing a 5-year-old girl who could do it better.

    Then, pathetically, I moved on to vice presidents, becoming the only person on my block who knew the backstory on Schuyler Colfax.

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To Keep Good Workers, Some Employers Are Trapping Them

    In olden days, the way you kept good workers was to pay them more. That's no longer the case in many jobs. Companies have been using "noncompete" agreements to stop these workers from seeking better compensation at rival companies.

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