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Former trader Tom Hayes arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, Britain August 3, 2015. REUTERS/PETER NICHOLLS

Ex-trader jailed for 14 years

LONDON - Ex-trader Tom Hayes was sentenced to 14 years in jail by a London court after being found guilty of conspiring to rig Libor benchmark interest rates following a seven-year investigation.  Full Article 

Jury keeps death penalty as possibility for Colorado movie gunman Holmes 2:47pm EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks at the National Urban League's conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Republicans begin pivotal debate week

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Donald Trump, will test their messages in New Hampshire at a forum ahead of their first head-to-head debate in the 2016 campaign later this week.  Full Article 

Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je talks to students as they protest at the entrance to the Ministry of Education in Taipei, Taiwan, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
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Taiwan balks at pro-China textbooks

TAIPEI - Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions that students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history underscore the island's growing sense of independence.   Full Article 

A man holds up a sign as he and several thousand other protesters demonstrate during a rally apposing the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The forgotten flaw in the Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama has negotiated an agreement with Iran that would end a broad range of economic sanctions on Iran, in return for Iran’s promise to scale back its nuclear efforts. I believe that support of the agreement would be a very serious mistake.  Commentary 

American League's Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, slaps hands with teammates as he is introduced ahead of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in New York, July 16 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Daily fantasy sports land in industry crosshairs

NEW YORK - Millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money fantasy competitions that last only a few hours. This has sparked frustration among major gambling companies that want to see the industry better regulated.  Full Article 

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Cold brew coffee: 2015’s hottest summer drink

This year cold brew has taken the drinks industry by storm, expanding beyond its niche hipster market and reaching the mainstream, with chains like Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee & Tea introducing it at thousands of stores across the country.

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