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El Salvador Ends Dispute With U.S. Over Seeds

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:05pm
The two countries have resolved a trade disagreement that threatened to hold up a multimillion-dollar aid package.






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National Briefing | New England: Rhode Island: Minimum Wage Will Rise to $9 an Hour

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:43pm
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, signed a bill with the increase his office said Thursday.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Court Rules for Retirees in Benefits Suit

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:41pm
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally protected retirement benefit.






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National Briefing | South: Georgia: No Bail for Father of Child Who Died in Car

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:39pm
A judge denied bail on Thursday for a Marietta man who prosecutors said intentionally left his 22-month-old son strapped inside a hot car to die because he wanted to live a child-free life.






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German Student Under N.S.A. Scrutiny, Reports Say

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:55pm
State broadcasters believe the 27-year-old man is being investigated by the agency because of his associations with hacking and encryption groups.
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Weekend Gas Prices Drop, But Iraq Crisis Is a Threat

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:42pm
Turmoil in the Middle East has caused summer gas prices to reach their highest level since 2008.
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Motherlode Blog: Three Generations, One Home, One Unavoidable Future

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:18pm
Does sharing a home with your parents or in-laws also mean spending more time thinking about death?






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Motherlode Blog: If You’re Lighting Fourth of July Fireworks, Who’s Holding the Match?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:08pm
When fireworks are legal, it’s up to parents to set limits and decide who should be lighting the fuse.






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Filmmakers Face Charges in Death on a Set in Georgia

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:36pm
Three producers of a movie about the rock star Gregg Allman were charged in the death of a camera assistant, who was hit by a train while setting up a shot.
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U.S. Embassy in Uganda Warns of ‘Specific Threat’ to Airport

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:00am
The alarm was one of several in East Africa where governments have sought to counter the Shabab, a militant group based in Somalia.
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Listening Post: Martin Indyk Cites Israeli-Palestinian Distrust

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:47am
Martin S. Indyk, who resigned last week as special envoy for Israel-Palestinian negotiations, says skepticism is the reason peacemaking efforts have failed for decades.
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The Jobs Report: Great Jobs Numbers, but Hold the Fireworks

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:16am
In this halting, sluggish recovery, even unqualified good news must be taken with a grain of salt.






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Tea Party Favorites Find That Losing Only Widens Their Reach

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:20am
Many of the Tea Party movement’s most resonant voices are Election Day losers who have headed to outside groups or radio programs in an effort to influence campaigns.
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Pulse of the People: Why Polls Can Sometimes Get Things So Wrong

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:00am
The science of polling is sound, but it’s important to draw the right sample, and that can be a challenge.






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Zoo Animals and Their Discontents

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:01am
Do donkeys get depressed? Are some aoudads anxious? And what can a zoo’s shrink do to help ease their minds?
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Paying Till It Hurts: The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:14pm
Vaccination prices have risen significantly over the past 30 years, creating dilemmas for physicians and parents and straining public health budgets.






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A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:25pm
The official transcript of the Declaration of Independence may contain an errant period that contributes to what one scholar calls a “routine but serious misunderstanding” of the document.






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National Briefing | Washington: Class-Action Suit Can Proceed Against Census

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:39pm
A magistrate judge on Tuesday certified the suit, which alleges that the Census Bureau’s use of criminal background checks for part-time workers unlawfully screened out 250,000 African-Americans.






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Stephen Gaskin, Hippie Who Founded an Enduring Commune, Dies at 79

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:37pm
Mr. Gaskin was a Marine veteran and hippie leader who founded the Farm, an archetypical hippie commune that has lasted longer than its counterparts while accepting elements of capitalism.






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After Criticism, Investigator Steps Down From the V.A.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:31pm
Dr. John R. Pierce, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical investigation unit, is the fifth senior official to depart from the agency in the past six weeks.






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