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The Two-Way
10:02 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Japan's Nikkei Will Purchase Financial Times Group For $1.3 Billion

In a development that comes after a German firm was reportedly close to reaching a deal to buy the Financial Times Group from the Pearson publishing company, the Financial Times will instead be bought by Japanese media company Nikkei, for 844 million pounds ($1.3 billion) in cash.

Earlier Thursday, the Financial Times itself had reported that the newspaper's publisher was on the verge of being sold to German media group Alex Springer. Other reports had suggested that Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters were potential buyers.

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The Two-Way
9:42 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Executions In Iran Undergo 'Unprecedented Spike,' Amnesty Says

People gather opposite Downing St. during a protest against the execution of a young woman in Iran, in October of last year. Amnesty International says that Iran has undergone an "unprecedented spike" in executions in recent months.
Graham Mitchell Barcroft Media/Landov

Amnesty International has identified what it says is an "unprecedented spike" in executions in Iran in recent months, writing in a new report that at least 743 people may have been put to death in 2014 and nearly 700 more since the beginning of the year.

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The Two-Way
9:37 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Texas Fights Suit After Denying Birth Certificates To Children Of Illegal Immigrants

An interesting immigration case is winding its way through a federal court in Austin, Texas: A group of mothers has filed suit against the chief of the state's Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit, because it has refused to give their U.S.-born children birth certificates.

The issue here is not whether or not these children are U.S. citizens. They are and that's made plain by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which says anyone born in the U.S. is automatically a citizen.

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The Two-Way
8:12 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Greece Approves Reforms, Clearing Hurdle For Bailout Deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listens to Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos as Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos looks on during a parliamentary session in Athens, on Thursday.
Yiannakis Kourtoglou Reuters/Landov

Greek lawmakers have approved a set of overhauls that were the last obstacles standing between Athens and a desperately needed 86-billion euro line of credit, which is being fronted by creditors along with a demand for domestic reforms.

The latest measures include a restructuring of the banking and judicial systems, passed easily (230 to 63 with five abstentions), despite thousands of anti-austerity protesters demonstrating loudly outside the parliament building.

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Shots - Health News
7:51 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Medical Residents Are Indebted But Reasonably Happy

Alyson Hurt NPR

Medical residents are the tweeners of health care.

They've got their medical degrees but still haven't finished the training they need to go forth and practice their chosen specialties.

Talking to residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine may be headed. Medscape, an online news source for health professionals, just released a survey of more than 1,700 medical residents that asked a slew of questions about their hopes, everyday experience on the job and finances.

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