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Strange Climate Event: Warmth Toward U.S.

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:28pm
While President Obama’s policy on global warming has infuriated many at home, the United States’ image abroad is soaring, as evident during climate negotiations in Peru.
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Op-Ed Contributor: College for Grown-Ups

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:11pm
The four-year model of residential campus life is becoming obsolete.






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Virginia Sues Trinity Industries Over Potentially Risky Guardrail

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:06pm
The state is the first governmental entity to participate in whistle-blower lawsuits against the guardrail manufacturer, Trinity Industries.
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Furor Over Move to Aid Big Banks in Funding Bill

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:01pm
An attempt to repeal a measure to ensure that banks trade their riskiest financial instruments without government protection has drawn bipartisan outrage in Congress.
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Rainstorm Turns the San Francisco Area From Arid to Soggy in Hours

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:53pm
Schools were closed and residents were hunkering down as heavy rain and wind began lashing the area as a storm moved down the coast.






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Is Charles Johnson a Digital Darth Vader?

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:50pm
The ferocious blogger who outed UVA's Jackie is creating an online empire of fear, and he's just getting started.
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The Pentagon's Slush Fund

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:50pm
How the military gets what it wants--even when it's not in the budget.
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Are We Writing Off Obama Too Soon?

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:50pm
The Reagan experience is a possible comeback model.
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Bob Jones University Blamed Victims of Sexual Assaults, Not Abusers, Report Says

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:49pm
An independent investigation found officials at Bob Jones University, blamed sexual-assault victims for their abuse and told victims not to report their cases to the police.






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World Briefing: Germany: No Proof Found So Far That U.S. Tapped Merkel’s Phone

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:24pm
Germany’s top public prosecutor said an investigation into whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone had been tapped by American spies had so far failed to find any concrete evidence.
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F.C.C. Increases Money for E-Rate Program for Internet in Schools and Libraries

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:23pm
The move will increase money for schools and libraries to connect to the Internet.
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U. Iowa reassigns associate AD to construction management office amid partner's litigation

FOX News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:21pm
A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school's construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.
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Father arrested in missing family case; children safe

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:21pm
Police looking for a man, woman and four boys reported missing in California turned up the body of a woman late Wednesday in the trunk of what appears to be their family car.
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1901 San Francisco Bay ship wreck found

FOX News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:20pm
Scientists have located the wreckage of a passenger ship that crashed in 1901 near the site of what is now the Golden Gate Bridge, killing 128 people.
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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: No Retrial for Woman Freed From Death Row

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:19pm
In a scathing critique of Arizona’s criminal justice system, a state appeals court Thursday ordered the dismissal of murder charges against a woman who spent 22 years on death row.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Cleveland Mayor Contests Report on Police

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:18pm
Cleveland’s mayor, Frank Jackson, said Thursday that he disagreed with a blistering Justice Department report that found the city’s police department was riddled with problems.






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National Briefing | West: California: Mystery of 1901 Shipwreck Ends

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:13pm
Scientists have located the wreckage of a passenger ship that crashed in 1901 near the site of what is now the Golden Gate Bridge, killing 128 people.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Deal on Legal Fees for Detroit Bankruptcy

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:12pm
Law firms and consultants reached agreements with Detroit over fees they charged the city for work on its bankruptcy, federal court mediators said Thursday.






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