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First Amendment is such a nuisance

POLITICO - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:35pm
Opinion: Democrats dislike that the McCutcheon decision reduces government control.
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Police Confront Rising Number of Mentally Ill Suspects

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:27pm
In towns and cities across the United States, police officers find themselves playing dual roles as law enforcers and psychiatric social workers.

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Q. And A.: What’s Next for Health Care

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:14pm
A look at the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on the health care system.
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Washingtonians Get to Know Democrat They Picked Over the Mayor

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:06pm
“We’re a wonderful, growing city,” Muriel E. Bowser told reporters one day after she defeated Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the Democratic primary.
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In Florida, Bid to Cut Voter Rolls Is Set Back

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:01pm
Florida violated the National Voter Registration Act in trying to “systematically” remove noncitizen voters from the rolls within 90 days of the 2012 presidential election.
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News Analysis: Power Surge for Donors as Terrain Is Reshaped on Campaign Money

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:59pm
A Supreme Court decision eradicating a key campaign finance limit is expected to widen the world of high-dollar fund-raising now dominated by “super PACs” and big-spending political nonprofit groups.

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Health Enrollment Numbers Lift Democratic Hopes

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:48pm
Democrats are talking up the contrasts between their agenda and the newly released Republican budget plan that would cut health care and education spending and change Medicare.
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Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:48pm
Demand is growing from younger consumers seeking a more healthful or more ethical diet, but innovation is pushed by investors who see a potential solution to big problems.
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Op-Ed Contributor: The Price of a Slur

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:40pm
The Washington Redskins are offering a bad deal to Indians.
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Fort Hood shooting a 'terrible tragedy,' Hagel says

FOX News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:39pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called the fatal shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday a “terrible tragedy,” as military leaders and others in the administration sought to find out how, and why, this could have happened again.
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Report Finds Hispanics Faring Better Than Blacks

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:37pm
The annual report by the National Urban League ranked metropolitan regions for the largest and smallest gaps in income inequality and unemployment among blacks, Hispanics and whites.
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Autopsy: Death of man after police struggle a homicide, but injuries alone didn't cause death

FOX News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:26pm
The death of a man who struggled with police outside an Oklahoma movie theater was ruled a homicide on Wednesday, but the chief medical examiner said the injuries alone didn't cause the death.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Allowed to Borrow for City Services

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:23pm
Detroit has been given approval to move forward with a $120 million quality-of-life loan to help improve city services.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Drug Dispute Briefly Blocks Execution

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:22pm
The execution of a Texas man was briefly blocked Wednesday, but is back on schedule after a federal appeals court overturned a judge’s order halting the lethal injection.

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National Briefing | Washington: E.P.A. Faulted for Failure to Report Risks

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:16pm
The Environmental Protection Agency failed to consistently disclose health risks, including possible cancer risks, to research study participants who were exposed to dangerous pollutants, an agency watchdog report has found.

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National Briefing | Washington: Ex-Contractor Sentenced for Leak to Fox News

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:14pm
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former State Department contractor to 13 months in prison for leaking information about North Korea to a Fox News reporter.

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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Albuquerque Seeks Police Monitoring

The New York Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:11pm
Mayor Richard J. Berry of Albuquerque asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to monitor the city’s police force, roiled by a rash of shootings resulting in 23 deaths and 14 injuries in four years.

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Obama 'heartbroken' over Fort Hood

POLITICO - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:06pm
"We're all following it closely," he says.
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Source: Active shooter at Fort Hood

CNN - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:54pm
There is an active shooter at the sprawling central Texas base of Fort Hood, a source at Fort Hood told CNN on Wednesday.
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Who's to blame for Washington state landslide?

CNN - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:47pm
Uncomfortable questions dwell on whether the very lifeblood of rural Washington state towns -- from development to logging -- may have a role in the disaster.
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