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6:14am

Tue September 2, 2014
Daily Almanac

September 02, 2014

Off with their heads!

Today is Tuesday September 02, 2014 245 day of 2014, 120 remaining Sunrise: 6:41am Sunset: 7:36pm 12hours and 55 minutes of daylight today Moonrise: 2:22 p.m. Moonset:Next Day. Special Celebrations today: Today is National Beheading Day and Blueberry Popsicle Day On this day in... 1789: The U.S. Tteasury Department was established 1901: Theodore Roosevelt, then Vie-President, said," Speak softly and carry a big stick." in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair. 1945: World War Two ended when Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri six years and one day after it started.

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3:03am

Tue September 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 4:24 am

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2:56am

Tue September 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 4:24 am

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2:07am

Tue September 2, 2014
Business

What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:01 am

Courtesy of Prime Group

Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's name will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.

The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.

As of Monday, a company called WTAS is adopting the Andersen name and, in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.

'That Was The End'

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2:07am

Tue September 2, 2014
NPR Story

A Photographic Tour Of A Country That Doesn't Like Cameras

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 12:15 pm

The Arirang mass festival re-enacts the history of North Korea. The flag depicted in the background was created by audience members holding up cards.
Julia Leeb teNeues

German photojournalist Julia Leeb made two trips inside North Korea in 2012 and 2013, and she took photos that offer a glimpse into perhaps the most isolated and mysterious country in the world.

She's collected some of what she saw in a new book of photographs called North Korea: Anonymous Country. She hoped to capture life as best she could, given the restrictions on her travel.

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