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In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 photo, Merck scientist Pascale Nantermet conducts research to discover new HIV drugs in West Point, Pa. Merck reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Merck 2Q profit more than doublesMerck second-quarter profit more than doubles, tops forecast
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This undated hand out photo supplied by Madagascar Surf Tours shows surfers riding waves on the south west part of the of Madagascar. The island nation in the Indian Ocean has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association as part of a drive to to promote the sport in Africa. Madagascar offers more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) of coastline thta have been laregly unexplored by the global community. (AP Photo/Blair Rogers,Madagascra Surf Tours) NO ARCHIVE
Madagascar billed as surfing paradiseLet's go surfing now ... in Madagascar, newest member of global surf association
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Palestinian fishermen run to inspect the damage at the storage area at the port where they keep their nets and equipment in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. According to Palestinians, the storage area at the port where the fishermen keep their nets and equipment was hit. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for HamasSenior PLO official offers 24-hour truce in Gaza war, says he speaks on behalf of Hamas
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St. Petersburg airport briefly evacuatedAirport in Russia's second-largest city briefly evacuated because of a bomb threat
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This May 4, 2014 photo shows the Pfizer logo on the exterior of a former Pfizer factory, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The pharmaceutical giant reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecastsDrugmaker Pfizer's 2nd quarter profit sinks 79 percent but still beats analyst expectations
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Reynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percentReynolds American 2nd-quarter profit rises 6.7 percent
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Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks outAuthorities: Wedding reception shut down when dozens of guests become involved in brawl
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Recording artist Lady Gaga gestures at a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. popLady Gaga says recording jazz music was easier than pop; singer readies jazz CD with Bennett
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US, EU preparing new sanctions against RussiaUS, European Union readying 1-2 punch of new economic sanctions against Russia
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  • Charges against accused Redmond stabber upped to murder

    Initially charged with first- and third-degree assault, King County proseuctors upped the charges against him for the July 18 stabbing after 17-year-old Cara Neil died of her injuries five days after the attack . Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mon, Jul 28 2014 @ 09:12 PM
  • The havoc of competing for jail contracts

    COMPETITION and the profit motive is the foundation of the American economy, but should it drive the delivery of sensitive government services such as adult detention? For decades, detention policy was pretty simple: Counties operated jails, felons went to county jails, and cities contracted with counties to house their misdemeanants. Seattle Times, Mon, Jul 28 2014 @ 08:31 PM
  • Lehtinen's case setting hearing continued to Aug. 21

    Eric Emil Lehtinen, a 37-year-old Redmond resident who is accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin , had his July 15 case setting hearing continued to Aug. 21, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office press secretary. Redmond Reporter, Mon, Jul 28 2014 @ 07:52 PM
  • Sewer overflow prompts closure of Chism Beach Park swimming areas

    A small sewer overflow near Chism Beach Park prompted the closure of its swimming areas on Monday pending the results of testing by King County Water and Land Resources. Bellevue Reporter, Mon, Jul 28 2014 @ 07:00 PM
  • King County Council meeting highlights July 28-Aug. 1

    An ordinance authorizing a lease agreement with U.S. Bank National Association, as tenant, for the Ninth and Jefferson Building located on the Harborview Medical Center campus in Council District 8 . Covington Reporter, Sun, Jul 27 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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