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Kerry Says Russia Trained Separatists to Use Antiaircraft Missiles

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:30am
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, “We know for certain that the separatists have a proficiency that they’ve gained by training from Russians as to how to use these sophisticated SA-11 systems.”
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Yehuda Nir, a Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 84

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:31pm
As a child, Dr. Nir had to masquerade as a Roman Catholic in German-occupied Poland, an ordeal that he turned into a well-received memoir and that guided him in treating victims of trauma.

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Complaints About Chokeholds Are Focus of Study

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:25pm
Two days after a Staten Island man died following a police encounter in which a chokehold appeared to be used, the city is looking into the more than 1,000 complaints it has received in recent years about police officers using the hold.
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Jury Awards $23.6 Billion in Florida Smoking Case

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:28pm
A jury in Florida awarded a staggering $23 billion judgment against R. J. Reynolds, the country’s second-largest tobacco company, for causing the death of a smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36.

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Pathogen Mishaps Rise as Regulators Stay Clear

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:29pm
The recent number of mistakes documented at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox viruses have contributed to a debate over lax government oversight at high-level containment labs.

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On Southern Border, Mexico Faces Crisis of Its Own

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:58pm
Mexico has announced plans for tightened deportation and border control policies as its migrant numbers surge in response to worsening gang violence in Central America.
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Frack Quietly, Please: Sage Grouse Is Nesting

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:22pm
The greater sage grouse might be declared an endangered species, restricting development of its habitat, leading the energy industry and the government to try to save the bird.
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Obama Maintains Schedule Despite World Crises

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:47pm
On the day of two international crises, President Obama continued with an itinerary that included fund-raisers, despite criticism that he appeared unpresidential.
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Rush to Deport Young Migrants Could Trample Asylum Claims

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:17pm
Young migrants from Central American countries have stories of abuse, abandonment and flight from organized crime that could make them eligible for U.S. entry, but they are often not heard.

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Russia Expands List of Barred Americans

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:15pm
The announcement followed a round of sanctions imposed Wednesday by Washington against Russian companies and individuals, the third such measure this year.

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Investor Eases Money Pressure on American Apparel

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:07pm
The investment firm Standard General has bought a $10 million loan made to the retailer that had threatened to set off a string of defaults.
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To Prevent Surprise Bills, New Health Law Rules Could Widen Insurer Networks

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:44am
State insurance regulators and the Obama administration plan to revise standards so consumers will encounter fewer unexpected out-of-network bills.

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U.S. Drone Kills 15 Militants in Pakistan

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:46am
The strike was the fourth reported in the North Waziristan tribal region since Pakistan began a military operation there last month.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Iowa: Mandatory Minimums for Juveniles Thrown Out

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:40pm
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Challenge to Irs Allowed

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:32pm
A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by Tea Party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service.

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Across a Grocery Chain, a Labor Protest in Support of a Manager

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:58pm
The ouster of the president of Market Basket stores has spawned protests, as a longtime feud between cousins engulfs employees.

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For the G.O.P., Fine Line Seen on Migration

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:53pm
The recent wave of young migrants has complicated the Republican Party’s effort to win back the support of Latinos while gaining immigration reform.

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Presidents Find Occasions, Far More than Occasionally, for Proclamations

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:27pm
The practice of scoring political points with official documents has flourished since the Truman administration.

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Next Gold Rush: Legal Marijuana Feeds Entrepreneurs’ Dreams

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:22pm
Many investors and job-seekers are flocking to Washington and Colorado to take advantage of the legal marijuana industry, but the risks can be high and the rewards nonexistent.

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Obama to Issue Order Barring Anti-Gay Bias by Contractors

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:02pm
An executive order protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination by companies that do federal government work will not include an exemption sought by many religious groups.

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