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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

Weiners and Losers: Pushing the Political Envelope

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, giving all your love to just one man. You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times, doin’ things that you don’t understand. But if you love him, you’ll forgive him even though he’s...

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Job seekers pick up fliers advertising jobs in Los Angeles, California.

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Job seekers pick up fliers advertising jobs in Los Angeles, California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 44%

That’s how many Americans say it will be “a long time” before the national economy recovers, according to the Pew Research Center. That compares with 28 percent who say the economy is recovering and 26 percent who say it will...

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Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.

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Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.

Weiner: ‘I’m Responsible’

Anthony Weiner has a rough idea of when he stopped sexting. “I can’t say exactly,” he said in a news conference this evening. “It was sometime last summer.” The New York Democrat resigned from Congress in June 2011 amid revelations...

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George Zimmerman, right, Seminole court services investigator Rob Hemmert and George Zimmerman's wife Shellie Zimmerman, left,  stand in the courtroom during George Zimmerman's murder trial on July 12, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

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George Zimmerman, right, Seminole court services investigator Rob Hemmert and George Zimmerman's wife Shellie Zimmerman, left, stand in the courtroom during George Zimmerman's murder trial on July 12, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

#ThanksGeorge: Outdoing Cory Booker?

Talk about rehabilitation. Never mind that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin — standing his ground, he maintained, and a jury in Florida agreed: He shot the Skittles-shopping teenager in self-defense. Days later, Zimmerman was hauling a family out of an...

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Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser with Apollo Global Management, participates in a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 1, 2012.

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Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser with Apollo Global Management, participates in a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 1, 2012.

Ex-Politicians Hoard Campaign Funds Years Out Of Office

Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh has $9.8 million in his campaign account — a total more befitting a national office-seeker than an ex-senator who exited political life more than 30 months ago. Bayh, who has a bigger campaign treasury than 98 of...

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn baby boy at St. Mary's hospital in London.

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn baby boy at St. Mary's hospital in London.

#RoyalBaby, Weiner and McDonnell — Good Day for Bad News

The royal baby, Prince William says, looks more like the Duchess of Cambridge. “He has a good pair of lungs on him,” the Duke says of Son No. 1, name forthcoming. “He’s got her looks thankfully.” Considering the attention paid...

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Hispanics Get More News in English

Hispanics are increasingly getting their news en Inglés in English as immigration slows and immigrants stay longer in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Hispanic Center poll. Eighty-two percent of Hispanic adults said they got at least some of...

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Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on March 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on March 6, 2013 in New York City.

Fed’s Unemployment Paradox

Federal Reserve officials are going to be spending a lot of time looking under the hood of the unemployment rate. Policy makers in June forecast joblessness will fall to 6.5 percent to 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014,...

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Commuters emerge from the Wall Street subway station in New York City.

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Commuters emerge from the Wall Street subway station in New York City.

CFOs Most Upbeat on Economy Since ’08: Survey

Chief financial officers in the U.S. are feeling the most positive about the economy since 2008, according to a survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The executives gave the U.S. economy an average score of 58 out of...

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