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New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.

'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop from 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.

A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

Music and Christmas Lights Bring Beauty and Fun To Middle Georgia

There is always something fun to do in Middle Georgia. We've got some ideas this holiday season!

Ayn Rand's Novel 'Ideal' To Be Published Next Year

Rand wrote Ideal as a novel in 1934, but didn't like it and set it aside. Later, she reworked it as a play. The New American Library says Ideal will be published in the form in which Rand intended it.

Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

At Beer Mile Championships, Scientist Sets New Women's Record

In a dizzying finish, American Elizabeth Herndon set a new women's mark in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas, last night.

DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

The Nobel Prize that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner. Watson has said he'll donate much of the $4.75 million sales price to educational institutions.

With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.

Court Rules Chimps Don't Have Same Rights As People

The New York Supreme Court's appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y.

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