The New York Times

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:08pm
Cities and states are approving laws that forbid criminal-history questions on most job applications, part of an effort to ease ex-offenders’ re-entry into society.






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K-9 ‘Agents’ Lift Spirits of the Secret Service With Heroics at the White House

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:41pm
Two dogs, Jordan and Hurricane, made a flawless catch of a fence jumper at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.






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Unsolved Murders Prompt Outcry on Lack of Justice for the Poor

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:40pm
After four unsolved killings in a year, some residents of Huntington Station, on Long Island, say that the police are not paying enough attention to crimes against poor or Hispanic people.
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Matter: As Ebola Spreads, So Have Several Fallacies

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:19pm
Flu season will bring a virus that spreads far faster than Ebola, and will kill thousands.






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Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:50pm
An Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys was not tested in humans until now, after the severe outbreak in West Africa forced governments to step in.






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Jihadist Captive Faces Terror Charges in U.S.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:45pm
The former Russian soldier who joined mujahedeen fighters during Russia’s war in Afghanistan in 1980s also later fought against American troops until his capture in 2009.
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Race Tests Democrats’ Viability in West Virginia

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:32pm
Representative Nick J. Rahall II has defiantly held on to his seat in a district that faults White House policy for the area’s declining coal industry.
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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:22pm
For many of the survivors of the 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation.
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Language Dispute Halts Navajo Election

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:14pm
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court ordered that one of the candidates in the tribe’s presidential election be removed from the ballot because he failed to prove he spoke the Navajo language fluently.
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Op-Ed Contributors: Our Highways’ Toll on Wildlife

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:11pm
Fall is peak season for roadkill. But we can cut the cost and the carnage.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Disgust Election

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:07pm
Oligarchs hiding behind front groups — Citizens for Fluffy Pillows — are pulling the levers of the 2014 campaign. No wonder we feel revulsion.






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National Briefing | Washington: Lawsuits Against I.R.S. Are Dismissed

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm
A federal judge Thursday dismissed two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service related to the treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.






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Harrell, South Carolina House Speaker, Pleads Guilty

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:59pm
Robert W. Harrell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using campaign funds, resigned his elective office and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a potentially wider investigation into statehouse corruption.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: A.C.L.U. Sues Over Housing Law

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:57pm
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a federal judge to block enforcement of a Miami-Dade County law that prevents registered sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools.
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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Hazing Ends Team’s Season

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:55pm
The Central Bucks School District in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday canceled the football team’s season at West High School and suspended its coaches after reports of hazing.
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Studies Link Mental Issues and the Rigor of the Military

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:49pm
Though new soldiers report about the same rate of mental problems as their civilian peers, new research suggests those disorders can persist for longer amid the demands of service.
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First Draft: Lawsuits Over I.R.S. Targeting Are Dismissed

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:56pm
A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits against the I.R.S. related to its treatment of conservative groups, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ tax-exempt applications were ultimately approved.






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States in Play: Tracing the Line in Colorado, a State Split Left and Right

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:45pm
Two Democrats, Gov. John W. Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall, are in fierce re-election races, and both parties are spending millions in a state not quite red or blue.






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Motherlode Blog: Looking at Soccer’s Concussion Risk, and Asking It to Change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33pm
Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. We can’t expect them not to play the game to win—so if heading the ball puts kids in danger, then soccer has to change the rules.






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First Draft: Coal Country Candidates Agree: The E.P.A. Is the Enemy

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33pm
If there is one thing that unites coal-country candidates from both parties, it is that the Obama administration and the E.P.A. are job-killers.
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