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National Briefing | Washington: Federal Report Describes Trouble for Some Birds

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
After the National Audubon Society released a report saying 650 bird species will be threatened by climate change, a report released by other agencies concluded that nearly one-third of American birds are in trouble.






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Hawks’ Owner Bruce Levenson’s Comments Underscore Atlanta’s Racial Unease

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:22pm
In a region that is practically religious about sports, remarks made by Bruce Levenson — co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks — have become touchstones for larger questions about the city’s identity.






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Dimon call key moment in crisis: West

CNBC - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:50pm
Tony West, who brokered nearly $37 billion in settlements that sparked the financial crisis, says a call from Jamie Dimon proved a key moment in the process.
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Cuomo, running mate prevail in N.Y.

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:46pm
They beat back two prominent progressive critics by closer-than-expected margins.
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Primaries in Northeast Set the Stage for the Fall

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:45pm
Gina M. Raimondo, the Democratic treasurer of Rhode Island, won a convincing victory to become her party’s nominee for governor — just one of several primaries taking place across New England on Tuesday.






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Rosa Parks archives head to D.C.

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:44pm
Hundreds of items from Parks will be at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.
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Coakley survives Mass. Dem primary

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:36pm
She wins a narrower-than-expected victory against two Democratic primary rivals.
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Janay Palmer, Ray Rice’s Wife, Implied the Assault Was Taken Out of Context

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:29pm
After Ray Rice’s football contract was terminated by his team on Monday, Janay Palmer Rice became a public example of the complex psychology of women abused by men.






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W.H. seeks to boost Syrian rebels

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:14pm
This might deepen U.S. involvement in the battle against Islamic militants.
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Russia Deputy PM: Sanctions not good for anybody

CNBC - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:11pm
Economic sanctions against Russia are not good for the global economy, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told CNBC.
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Rosa Parks' personal archive to be lent to Library of Congress by Warren Buffett's heir

FOX News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:44pm
Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.
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NY officials: World Trade Center complex on track and on budget to create vibrant downtown

FOX News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:42pm
Thirteen years after 9/11 forever changed the New York skyline, officials say developments at the World Trade Center are on track and on budget.
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5 Children Found Dead in Alabama After Search

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:42pm
A South Carolina man, identified as Timothy Ray Jones Jr., led the authorities on Tuesday to the bodies of his children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search across the South.






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Detroit Clears Crucial Hurdle on Bankruptcy

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:33pm
The biggest opponent to Detroit’s blueprint for rising out of bankruptcy has reached an agreement with the city, court documents show, prompting an adjournment in a trial over the city’s plan.
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Stop talking 'bout my generation

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:04pm
Opinion: It's time to take a stand against millennial hucksterism.
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Don't do as the Romans did...

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:04pm
Opinion: Obama must wage a two-front war for civilization, just like Ancient Rome.
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America's urban water crisis

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:03pm
Opinion: America's foundation of wastewater pipes and tunnels is crumbling beneath our feet.
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Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock

The New York Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:58pm
An Australian Pentecostal megachurch powered by a recording label that dominates Christian contemporary music, Hillsong has become a phenomenon.
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Brown wins N.H. Senate primary

POLITICO - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:56pm
He now faces Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
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Elephant caretaker crushed to death

CNN - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:47pm
A veterinarian with a passion for elephants died Tuesday, apparently crushed to death in "a tragic accident" by one of the giant mammals he spent his life caring for, authorities said.
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