The New York Times

Leader of Troubled Lab Steps Down, C.D.C. Says

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:32pm
Michael Farrell, who has led the Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology laboratory since 2009, “voluntarily resigned” on Tuesday, a spokesman for the agency said.

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Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:23pm
Supporters say the wind farm experiment is essential if states want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and meet new federal rules on carbon emissions.

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White House Memo: For Obama, Protectiveness About Daughters Gives Way to Pride

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:09pm
When he became president, President Obama vowed to shield his daughters from the public and press. Now, he can’t stop talking about them.

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Well: Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:30pm
In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.
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Archive Dive: Registering History

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:07pm
The National Register of Historic Places listed 803 sites when it was created. Now it’s over 90,000.
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U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:40am
Across the theological spectrum, clergy are urging Americans to welcome the child migrants arriving from Central America, and many are providing services for them.

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The New Health Care: Two Americas on Health Care, and Danger of Further Division

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:47am
The Affordable Care Act was designed to make health care more affordable and more uniform, but court rulings could deepen the disparities among states.

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Midterm Calculus: Why Democrats Now Have a Shot in Georgia

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:00am
Demographic change is shifting the state left, even if a Senate victory in November would be an upset.

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:00am
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Investigators Detail Missteps in Verification for Health Care

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:05pm
Undercover investigators said they were able to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act using false identities.

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Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:59pm
Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises at once, and the interlocking nature of them all is making the current upheaval more complicated.
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Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:21pm
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.

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U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:50pm
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said.

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Confirmation Hearing Becomes Debate on Veterans Affairs

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:36pm
While members of the Senate panel praised Robert A. McDonald as an ideal pick to lead the department, they debated whether the agency needed more money to fix its problems.

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Plan for Young Migrants at Impasse in Congress

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:15pm
Republicans in the House and Senate have rejected a Democratic funding plan, saying it did not include any changes to immigration law to address the overall problem.

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New Questions on Health Law as Rulings on Subsidies Differ

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:58pm
One federal appeals court panel ruled that the federal government could not subsidize coverage bought by people on the federal insurance exchange. Another said the opposite.

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Execution in Arizona Is Approved by Justices

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:56pm
The Supreme Court overturned a ruling by an appeals court on lethal-injection protocol in the case of Joseph R. Wood III, who is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.

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Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:55pm
In Brooklyn and elsewhere around the country, federal prosecutors are testing a presumption of confidentiality, and the issue is being decided in the courts case by case.
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Apple Case Over Labor Code Is Granted Class-Action Status

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:48pm
A judge in California certified a class of 21,000 current and former Apple employees who claim the company did not give them required meal and rest breaks.

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Off Alabama’s Beaten Path, Tribute to a Native American’s Journey Home

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:40pm
Tom Hendrix has built a mile-long stone wall to memorialize his Native American great-great grandmother, who was displaced during the Trail of Tears.

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