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4:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

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Economy
4:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:32 am

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Business
4:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:32 am

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Parallels
4:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

Displaced Sunni Iraqis, who fled the violence in Ramadi, arrive at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of Baghdad, in April.
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Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 10:00 am

The al-Nidaa mosque in northern Baghdad looks grand, with clean, modern lines swooping up to a blue mosaic dome. But inside it's squalid, with piled-up mattresses, cooking pots and almost 60 families. Most are Sunni Muslims who fled the western province of Anbar when the self-proclaimed Islamic State advanced against the Iraqi security forces two months ago.

"We suffered a lot in our journey," says Wafaa Ahmed, a widow who walked for days with three sick children. "But the worst suffering was here in Baghdad."

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U.S.
4:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:32 am

In the 1990s, states went on a prison-building binge. Today, millions who spent time in those prisons are back in society — and many are struggling to find work.

Jay Neal is in charge of Georgia's new office of re-entry. Its purpose is clear: "Helping Georgia's returning citizens find training, assisting Georgia's returning citizens find jobs," he reads off the website.

Returning citizens is America's new term for ex-prisoners, ex-cons and former inmates.

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