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LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:55:58 -0400
A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. 
Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:41:00 -0400
A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May. 
Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:54:00 -0400
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco. 
It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:56:00 -0400
One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next. 
In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:27:00 -0400
The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. 
After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:25:00 -0400
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations. 
Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:23:00 -0400
After graduation, Mason Kerwick landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, he'll drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile, marketing the peanut brand. 
House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:00 -0400
The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing. 
Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:09:00 -0400
A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees. 
Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:00 -0400
Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them. 
Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:43:00 -0400
Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now. 
Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:00 -0400
A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban. 
FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:18:00 -0400
A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges. 
It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:37:00 -0400
Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy. 
To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:19:00 -0400
A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.