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Congress Shows a Lack of Enthusiasm for Giving Obama War Powers to Fight ISIS

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:47pm
One side thinks the president’s request to take on the Islamic State is too brazen and even reckless. The other side thinks it is too spineless and probably ineffectual.

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Obama Heads to Tech Security Talks Amid Tensions

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:36pm
President Obama’s cybersecurity meeting with the nation’s top tech firms comes at a time of deepening estrangement between Silicon Valley and Washington.
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Disputed Admissions at University of Texas

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:35pm
A “select handful” of University of Texas applicants are approved at the school president’s direction over the admissions office’s objections, according to an investigation.
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Numbed by Snow, Boston Area Shudders at the Thought of More

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:27pm
Faced with three major storms in three weeks that have pushed snowfall for this season to 78.5 inches in Boston, removing the snow has become a test of endurance, ingenuity and will across New England.
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Police Killing of Man Who Threw Rocks Is Reviewed in Washington State

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:57pm
The shooting was the fourth fatal police shooting involving Pasco police officers since July, according to the local Tri-City Herald newspaper.

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Key questions as Kentucky Supreme Court considers whether underage sex should be criminal

FOX News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:45pm
Kentucky's highest court considered on Thursday whether teen-agers should be treated as criminals when they have sex and send nude photos to each other.
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German company, ship's chief engineer reach plea agreement in Alaska marine pollution case

FOX News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:41pm
A ship company based in Germany and the chief engineer on one of its vessels have agreed to plead guilty to illegally dumping oily water off Alaska.
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Military says 22 Marines hurt in Southern California training accident; some hospitalized

FOX News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:36pm
Military officials say 22 Marines have been treated for exposure to fire retardant gas at a Southern California desert base after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise.
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The Obamization of Uber

POLITICO - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:11pm
How David Plouffe is tackling the biggest campaign of his life.
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Study Backs Kentucky Medicaid Expansion

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:10pm
Responding to Republican warnings, the Democratic governor predicted a positive economic impact of $1 billion over seven years.

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Credit card giant moves to devalue hacked data

POLITICO - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:09pm
Its own online payment service, Visa Checkout, should be updated with the technology by this spring.
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U.S. Orders Alabama to License Gay Unions

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:07pm
The decision was expected to send a signal to judges statewide who are caught between a federal ruling and an order from Alabama’s chief justice.

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Funeral for Muslims Killed in Chapel Hill Draws Thousands

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:06pm
“Please involve the F.B.I.,” Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, whose daughters and son-in-law were killed Tuesday in North Carolina, implored at a service.

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Missouri House Passes ‘Right to Work’ Bill, Ignoring Threat of a Veto

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:43pm
The vote in the Republican-controlled House, in which more than 23 Republicans joined Democrats in opposing the measure, suggested that the bill might die this year.

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Prosecution rests in Jodi Arias' sentencing retrial; rebuttal testimony could go until Feb. 26

FOX News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:34pm
The prosecution in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial has rested its case.
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May trial for Detroit-area girl, 15, boyfriend, 23, on accusations they plotted family deaths

FOX News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:20pm
A judge in Detroit has scheduled a May 13 trial start for a 15-year-old area girl and her boyfriend on accusations they plotted to kill her family.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Oregon: Fellow Democrats Urge Governor to Resign in Ethics Scandal

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:18pm
The state’s top legislative leaders, both Democrats, have called on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign because of an ethics scandal.

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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Senate Rejects Funding Plan for Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:09pm
An effort to fund the state program that provides driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants has failed, leaving the program with little ability to function.

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Here come the bears: EMs crisis brewing

CNBC - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:03pm
As the greenback powers ahead, analysts are warning that some dollar-denominated emerging market debt is vulnerable.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: 70-Year Sentence in Killing of Exchange Student

The New York Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:00pm
A Missoula homeowner was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage.

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