The New York Times

As New Leadership Takes Over in Washington, Fiscal Battles Resurface

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:06pm
While both sides say they are trying to help the squeezed middle class, the divide between the two parties on fiscal policy may be as stark as at any time since Bill Clinton’s first term.






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National Briefing | South: Arkansas: Dr. King and Gen. Lee Will Still Share Day

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:57pm
A bid to end Arkansas’s practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected Wednesday by a state House committee.






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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Physicist Is Sentenced in a Spy Case

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:54pm
A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for passing secret nuclear weapons data to a person he believed to be a Venezuelan government official, the F.B.I. said.






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Criticism of Holder Dominates Hearing on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General’s Possible Successor

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:36pm
Loretta E. Lynch’s dealings with the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee were mostly cordial as she faced questions on immigration and other hot-button issues.






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Study Finds H.I.V. Drugs Priced Out of Reach

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:32pm
The study found evidence of “adverse tiering,” or placing all of the drugs used to treat H.I.V. in a specialty tier, where consumers are required to pay at least 30 percent of the cost of the drug.
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54 Years Later, South Carolina Court Clears ‘Friendship Nine’

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:08pm
A prosecutor in Rock Hill said the misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nine black students should never have been filed.






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White House Drone Crash Described as a U.S. Worker’s Drunken Lark

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:06pm
The man, who was at an apartment near the White House when he lost control of the drone, went to bed before reporting the episode, according to law enforcement officials.






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Storm That Glanced at Region Hit Hard in New England

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00pm
High winds and whiteout conditions swept across New England as the storm moved up the East Coast, leaving the island of Nantucket without power.






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States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:49am
Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.






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Obama Relents on Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:33am
The president, facing pressure from both parties, dropped from his budget a proposal to effectively end college savings accounts known as 529s.






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Charles H. Townes, Physicist Who Helped Develop Lasers, Dies at 99

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:24am
Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.
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Utah Court Strips Criminal of Right to Counsel, and Some Lawyers Object

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:14am
The Utah Supreme Court recently ruled that it was justified in cutting off a white supremacist’s access to public defenders after he had behaved so badly with so many of them.






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Hillary Clinton vs. Elizabeth Warren Could Be a Dream Match, for Republicans

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:54am
Many Republicans see a challenge by Ms. Warren as their party’s best hope to weaken, and potentially defeat, Mrs. Clinton in a contentious Democratic primary.






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Budget Calculus: Why Spending Is Back in Season in Washington

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:28am
The deficit is down, for now, and the sense of budgetary crisis has vanished as bipartisan pressure is rising to increase spending.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Did Politics Get So Personal?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:27am
One study shows that from 1960 to 2010 the percentage of Republicans and Democrats who would be upset if their children married across party lines shot up.






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All the Presidents’ Memorabilia

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:06am
A notable and enormous collection of political memorabilia has been languishing in storage since its creator died, and his family and curators are seeking a way to organize and display thousands of treasures.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Court Halts Execution

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:17pm
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals called off Wednesday’s execution of a man linked to five killings, though lawyers said the court did not immediately explain its decision.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Suspect Awaited Deportation

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:16pm
A man awaiting a deportation hearing was out on bond when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes, federal authorities said.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Minimum Wage Increase Dies

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:14pm
The State House Committee on Commerce and Labor killed a proposal Tuesday to raise the minimum wage.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Case Against Perry Stands

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:01pm
Judge Bert Richardson refused Tuesday to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry, rejecting arguments that Mr. Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive when he carried out a veto threat.






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