The New York Times

Chevrolet Impala’s Air Bags the Subject of New Safety Inquiry

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:53pm
Federal safety regulators are looking into complaints that passenger-side air bags did not deploy in crashes involving the 2008 Impala sedan.
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Kerry Vows to Continue Push for Gaza Cease-Fire

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:57pm
Secretary of State John Kerry planned to fly to Paris on Friday night to continue his diplomatic push for a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas
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Pulse of the People: Why We're Likely to See More 'Worst' Presidents

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:56pm
A reflection of the nation's polarized political climate shows up in changing answers to a poll question.
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Opaque System Obscures Support for Health Care Ad

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:04pm
An Arkansas business owner was the face of a television ad critical of the Obama administration’s health care plan, but insurance companies were backers.

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Peace Corps Volunteers in Their Own Words

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:55pm
The Times solicited stories about volunteers’ service.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:44am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Caseworker Shot Dead by Psychiatric Patient, Police Say

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:16am
A psychiatric patient opened fire at a suburban hospital in Pennsylvania on Thursday, killing his caseworker and wounding his doctor, who returned fire, the authorities said.

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National Briefing | West: California: Man, 80, Says He Killed Burglar Who Said She Was Pregnant

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:25pm
Tom Greer said he had been attacked by the woman and an accomplice before he shot her twice in the back as she ran, and the Long Beach police were deciding whether to arrest him.

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Former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Arrested in Aruba

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:51pm
Aruban officials said they arrested the former Venezuelan general at the request of American authorities, who have accused him of involvement in drug trafficking.
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Kerry Proposes Weeklong Halt to Fighting in Gaza Strip

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:37pm
Under the plan, Palestinian and Israeli officials would cease fighting on Sunday and begin negotiations on the principal economic, political and security concerns about Gaza.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Judge Expresses Doubt on Changing Voting Maps in 2014

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:20pm
Circuit Judge Terry Lewis, who this month threw out Florida’s current congressional map, saying it is illegal because districts were drawn to benefit the Republican Party, heard arguments in a three-hour hearing.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Wisconsin: One Man Is Sentenced in Armed Theft of Rare Violin

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:15pm
Universal K. Allah, whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January, was sentenced Thursday to three and a half years in prison.

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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Path to Police Changes Set by Albuquerque and Justice Dept.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:11pm
The Department of Justice and Mayor Richard Berry signed off on a framework of principles for addressing problem areas Justice officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.

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Nuclear Plants Should Focus on Risks Posed by External Events, Study Says

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:02pm
The nuclear power industry is not as prepared for those external events, according to a National Academy of Sciences study ordered by Congress after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011.

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Pioneer Day of Mormons, Retooled for Saloon

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:51pm
The state holiday honors the arrival of Brigham Young in the Salt Lake Valley, but for non-Mormons, it has become something else: “Pie ’n’ Beer Day.”

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Heady Summer, Fateful Fall for Dinesh D’Souza, a Conservative Firebrand

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:24pm
Even with the prospect of jail time looming, Dinesh D’Souza has emerged as the right-wing media star of the moment, a seemingly constant presence on talk radio and Fox News.
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A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:22pm
The state’s attorney general called for a temporary halt to executions a day after it took one hour and 57 minutes for Joseph R. Wood III to die.

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Senator’s Bill Is Stricter on N.S.A. Than House’s

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:14pm
Senator Patrick J. Leahy said he would file a new version of a bill to end the National Security Agency’s program to collect bulk phone records.

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Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:08pm
A report said that the university’s band members had been told to mimic sex acts and were given vulgar nicknames, and that the director did not do enough to stop harassment.

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C.D.C. Says Tuberculosis Lab, Shut Amid Exposure Scare, Can Continue Its Work

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:01pm
A moratorium imposed after two accidents at other labs that could have exposed workers to anthrax and H5N1 was lifted because the lab has passed safety inspections and its work is crucial, a spokesman said.

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