The New York Times

White House Intruder Had Weapons and Ammunition in His Car

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:58pm
Omar Gonzalez was arrested by Virginia State Police after a chase and found with several loaded automatic weapons and a map of Washington with a line drawn to the White House.

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Human Role in Warming of Northwest Played Down

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:42pm
The study concludes that a century-long trend of rising temperatures in the American Northwest is largely explained by natural shifts in ocean winds.

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3 Missing Afghan Soldiers Turn Up at Canadian Border

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:10pm
The soldiers who were visiting the United States for a training exercise had disappeared on Saturday, and may have been trying to defect.

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How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:23pm
The press once considered a politician’s personal life off-limits – until one week in 1987.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Whose Last Name?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:32pm
Tennessee law forbids combining a mother and father’s surnames into a single name for baby — or giving an infant a mother’s last name without both parents’ “mutual assent.”

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Rabbis Find Talk of Israel and Gaza a Sure Way to Draw Congregants’ Wrath

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:22pm
Israel’s occupation of Arab lands and its standoff with the Palestinians have become so divisive that many rabbis say it is impossible to have a civil conversation about Israel in their synagogues.

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Pennsylvania State Police Say They Are Close to Capturing Suspect in Troopers’ Shooting

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:16pm
Hunting for a self-taught survivalist in the rugged countryside of the Pocono Mountains.

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First Draft: Many Americans Want More Religion in Their Politics

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:59pm
Many are upset about the declining role of religion in politics.
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Motherlode Blog: Spanking Isn’t Culture. It’s a Cycle of Abuse.

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:45pm
Adrian Peterson shouldn’t sell himself short. He is where he is today in spite of his father, not because of him, and what he learned from him now threatens his career and his family.

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Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:41pm
The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to rid its $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund of investments in companies trading in nonrenewable energy.

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Nature in the Balance: Testing Future Conditions for the Food Chain

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:41pm
Researchers are trying to mimic the growing conditions expected to arise decades in the future as the air fills with heat-trapping gases and other pollutants from human activity, with some worrisome results.
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Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:10pm
The People’s Climate March in Manhattan was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big, and it was joined, in solidarity, by demonstrations on Sunday across the globe, from Paris to Papua New Guinea.

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At Supreme Court, Kicking the Tires on a Same-Sex Marriage Case Fit for History

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:31am
Battling for a place in the ages, some of the best lawyers in the nation have spent many pages arguing that their case was the right one in which to establish a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.

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Robert E. Poli, Leader of Pivotal Strike by Air Traffic Controllers, Is Dead at 78

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:29pm
Mr. Poli received harsh criticism after the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike in 1981 as President Ronald Reagan responded by dismissing 11,500 controllers in what is now viewed as a seminal moment in the decline of organized labor.

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Family’s Video Appeals to Iran for Release of American

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:05pm
A video featuring the terminally ill father of Amir Hekmati, who has been incarcerated for three years, was released near the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.

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This Land: In Tense Woods, Pennsylvania State Police Shift From Prey to Hunters

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:50pm
After one of their own was killed and another wounded, law enforcement officers have taken to the Pennsylvania forest to find the person responsible.

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U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:30pm
An expansion comes under a president who campaigned for “a nuclear-free world” and made disarmament a main goal of American defense policy.

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Mexico Makes Route Tougher for Migrants

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:21pm
Mexico has taken unusual steps to stem the flow of migrants traveling from Central America to the United States, sweeping trains, setting up checkpoints and raiding hotels and flophouses.
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Jerry Brown Seeks More Electric Cars in California

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:52pm
The governor signed bills to make it easier for low-income Californians to obtain plug-in vehicles ahead of speaking engagements at the United Nations’ Climate Summit 2014.

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Candidate’s 1998 Strip Club Visit Stirs Kansas Governor’s Race

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:21pm
Paul Davis, a candidate for governor, said he was not arrested or charged in the incident and accused Republicans of “a desperate smear campaign.”

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