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Northwestern to ask for board for review of decision allowing players to unionize

Northwestern to ask for board for review of decision allowing players to unionize

Northwestern University will ask the National Labor Relations Board to review its decision allowing football players to unionize, arguing that student-athletes are not university employees but "students, first and foremost."
Obama administration: U.S. and Saudi Arabia 'very much aligned'

Obama administration: U.S. and Saudi Arabia 'very much aligned'

The United States and Saudi Arabia are "very much aligned" despite recent policy differences over Iran and Syria, a senior U.S. official said following a meeting between President Barack Obama and King Abdullah.
Does God have a prayer in Hollywood?

Does God have a prayer in Hollywood?

Los Angeles (CNN) – Forgive Darren Aronofsky if he’s begun to identify with the title character of his new film, “Noah.”
Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

(CNN) -- An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?
GM adds 824,000 vehicles to recall

GM adds 824,000 vehicles to recall

 General Motors is expanding its ignition switch recall to add 824,000 cars sold in the U.S. between 2008 and 2011, the company said Friday.
Washington landslide: Families pray for miracles as death toll expected to grow

Washington landslide: Families pray for miracles as death toll expected to grow

With each passing day, the toll grows from a mountain that moved, a massive landslide that swallowed houses and trailers in Washington's Cascade Mountains.
Search for missing D.C. girl intensifies

Search for missing D.C. girl intensifies

(CNN) -- A mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Washington girl intensified on Thursday as police searched a local park as part of an investigation centered on a man who may be with her and is now wanted for his wife's murder.
Has Hampton been scared straight?

Has Hampton been scared straight?

HAMPTON, Florida (CNN) -- It's do-or-die time in a city that has been threatened with extinction, become a symbol of small-town corruption and even been mocked in the media as "too Florida, even for Florida."
Has Hampton been scared straight?

Has Hampton been scared straight?

HAMPTON, Florida (CNN) -- It's do-or-die time in a city that has been threatened with extinction, become a symbol of small-town corruption and even been mocked in the media as "too Florida, even for Florida."
Landslide search persists along with rain: 'The weather is ... working against us'

Landslide search persists along with rain: 'The weather is ... working against us'

(CNN) -- The dreary slog to comb through the surreal aftermath of the landslide that devastated part of Washington state became even drearier and messier on Friday, with persistent rain and strong winds adding to searchers' already daunting
McDonald's fights back with free coffee

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers nationwide a free cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.
Ford boosts CEO pay 11% to $23.2 million

Ford boosts CEO pay 11% to $23.2 million

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- After posting a strong year, Ford rewarded its CEO Alan Mulally with a pay raise of 11%.
S&P downgrades Target for data breach

S&P downgrades Target for data breach

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Standard & Poor's downgraded Target's corporate debt rating by one notch Friday due to last year's data breach and continued losses in its Canadian division.
Company recalls some LUNA Bars

Company recalls some LUNA Bars

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 15-count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars that were shipped to limited stores nationwide.