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Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals

Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates scoring a point during the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler) Russia’s...
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Djokovic makes it back to French Open semifinals

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Canada’s Milos Raonic during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic...
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Netanyahu tells AP he is ‘troubled’ by US decision

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)...

United Steelworkers union accuses China of unfair trade

United Steelworkers, the union representing Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. factory workers in Findlay, has accused Chinese tire makers of unfair trade practices and is asking the federal government to impose tariffs on Chinese tire imports. The union’s case, filed today with...
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Seattle raises minimum wage; will others follow?

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, center speaks Monday, June 2, 2014, at a rally outside Seattle City Hall after the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage measure. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, center speaks Monday, June 2, 2014, at a rally outside Seattle...

NRA calls ‘open carry’ rallies ‘downright weird’

HOUSTON (AP) — Companies, customers and others critical of Texas gun rights advocates who have brought military-style assault rifles into businesses as part of demonstrations supporting “open carry” gun rights now have a surprising ally: the National Rifle...
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Some New NKP Equipment

Milepoost 838 I happened to be in touch with Accurail recently via email and asked them about the scheduled Nickel Plate Double-door 40′ boxcar production. You may recall that I mentioned sending them some photos quite some time ago and then later seeing the car on their...
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Oliver Stone to write, direct Edward Snowden film

FILE – This April 16, 2014 file photo shows U.S director Oliver Stone at the 4th Beijing International Film Festival held in Beijing, China. Stone will write and direct a film about Edward Snowden, one of two high-profile films in the works about the National Security...
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As sabers rattle, Vietnamese businesses fret

In this photo taken Monday, May 5, 2014, Vietnamese workers feed wire of a spool in a factory producing electronic cables in Hanoi, Vietnam. Most of the raw materials used in the factory come from China. Spiking tensions between China and Vietnam since Beijing planted an oil rig...
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A look at key events in Syria’s uprising

FILE – In this May 12, 2014 file photo, a vehicle drives past campaign posters of the June 3 presidential election in Damascus, Syria. Workers tore down towering campaign posters Monday and soldiers searched cars entering Damascus on the eve of Syria’s presidential...