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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

The New York Times - 13 hours 28 min ago
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.






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Names of the Dead

The New York Times - 13 hours 54 min ago
The Department of Defense has identified 2,332 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.






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Warrant says South Carolina dad feared five murdered kids would kill him

FOX News - 14 hours 2 min ago
A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.
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Amazon unveils new tablets and e-readers

CNBC - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:53pm
The annual busy season for tech gadgets moves to Amazon, which announced a whopping seven new Kindle devices. NBC News reports.
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Adelson cracks open checkbook for GOP

POLITICO - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:36pm
The Las Vegas casino mogul donates $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit.
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It's going to get crowded around Mars

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:05pm
NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on track to fire up its thrusters and enter orbit this Sunday night, completing a 10-month journey of 442 million miles.
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Motherlode Blog: A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:45pm
After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.






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Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:41pm
The White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.
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First lady visits St. Jude's

POLITICO - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:37pm
The hospital is considered a leading researcher of cancer and other diseases that affect children.
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Pregnancy for Pay: Surrogates and Couples Face a Maze of Laws, State by State

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:34pm
There is nothing resembling a national consensus on how to handle surrogacy and no federal law, leaving the states free to do as they wish.
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News Analysis: A Host of Possible Objections to Expanded Airstrikes

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:32pm
Airstrikes on Iraq were a fairly easy sell, but airstrikes on the group in Syria present a dilemma: how to support such military action while obeying international law.
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Altered to Withstand Herbicide, Corn and Soybeans Gain Approval

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:20pm
The Agriculture Department predicted that approval of the genetically engineered crops would vastly increase the use of 2,4-D herbicide.
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Meredith Vieira explains her experience with domestic abuse

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:17pm
As media outlets Monday circulated security-camera video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator, many wondered why the woman -- now his wife -- would remain with the fallen NFL star.
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The media's absurd NFL hysteria

POLITICO - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:12pm
Opinion: We really shouldn't be expecting the NFL to set our society's standards.
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Are conservative cities better?

POLITICO - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:10pm
Welcome to Mesa, Arizona--the land of Goldwater, Arpaio and a new kind of urbanism.
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Police Marksmanship Contest Held in Albuquerque Amid Protests

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:01pm
As police officers gather to practice marksmanship some people wonder if such an event is appropriate in a city under pressure over shootings of civilians.






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Biden, a Catholic School ‘Kid,’ Praises Nuns Under Fire From the Vatican

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:58pm
The vice president gave his support to a group of women that the Vatican says pay too much attention to social justice and too little to promoting church teaching on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.






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Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:51pm
Ms. Whelan was an epidemiologist who started a national organization to question conventional wisdom on food, chemicals and the environment.
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House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:49pm
A House divided along unusual and unpredictable lines voted to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant group Islamic State, backing President Obama.






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V.A. Official Acknowledges Link Between Delays and Patient Deaths

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:48pm
In a contentious hearing, an official from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog agency confirmed for the first time that delays in care may have contributed to patients’ deaths.
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