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Scotland independence crowd

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Scotland should avoid Quebec's fate

Scotland's clear rejection of independence has eased fears that it could suffer the kind of decline seen in Quebec after it failed to break away from Canada.

Quebec held two votes on independence -- in 1980 and then again in 1995 -- and in their wake...

Alibaba IPO

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Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's because high-profile startups are shunning IPOs, turning to private investors for cash.

Take just two high-profile startups: U...

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

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Larry Ellison: The billionaire with the shiniest toys

Larry Ellison, the top-paid CEO and fifth-richest person in the world, now has a bit more time to live his extraordinarily glamorous life.

It's not exactly a retirement for the 70-year old Oracle founder. He stepped down as Oracle's CEO but became the...

Broken piggy bank, bills, money, debt

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Debt-abolishing program is great if you can get it

Occupy Wall Street has been on a debt-abolishing tear lately -- recently buying nearly $4 million in student loans from debt collectors and then forgiving it.

Now thousands of people across the country are begging them to forgive their loans, too.

Ch...

Russian trucks leave Ukraine

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Russia sends third truck convoy into Ukraine

A third Russian humanitarian-aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian border Saturday and is moving to an unspecified destination in southeastern Ukraine, Russia's state-run Itar-Tass reported.

The 200 trucks are carrying food, power generators, medical supp...

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

Under the plan, no one is allowed to leave their homes for three days, allowing volunteers to go door-to-do...

White House evacuated

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Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

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Cops: U.S. couple admit to suitcase slaying

A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali tell CNN.

The girlfriend also confessed to being involved and trying to get rid of her mother's body...

Ryan Reynolds at 2011 Comic Con

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Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to studio 20th Century Fox, the comic book star will arrive in theaters with a movie of his own on February 12, 2016.

This is the newest Marvel mutant to star in his own ...

Clemson Tillman Hall

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Clemson students challenge sex survey

Clemson University suspended a mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives and drinking habits following backlash from the school community.

The South Carolina public university started using the third-party online co...

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