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U.S. Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:37pm
The Commerce Department approved a collection of tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Unions Sue Over Pension Changes

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:29pm
Current and retired city workers and their unions filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems was unconstitutional.

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Federal Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Actions Unlawful

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:20pm
A federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an opinion on Tuesday declaring unconstitutional President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but the finding had no immediate effect.

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First Draft: Jeb Bush to ‘Actively Explore’ a 2016 Run for President

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:49am
Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, announced that he had taken a step to form an organization that would ease a path toward a presidential run.

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David Garth, 84, Dies; Consultant Was an Innovator of Political TV Ads

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:46am
Mr. Garth helped elect governors, senators and four mayors of New York.

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First Draft: ‘It’s Not a Left-Wing Agenda': Sanders Tests the Iowa Waters

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:33am
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who has not yet decided whether he is, in fact, running for president in 2016, is forging ahead with what amounts to an Iowa listening tour.

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E-Cigarettes on Rise Among Teenagers, Study Finds

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:34am
The increase is occurring even as the the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.

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Motherlode Blog: Deployment Work-Ups: ‘This Is So Stupid Hard’

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:55am
An on-again, off-again schedule to deployment is hard on all of us. In a weak moment, I told my husband that it was easier when he’s gone, and I regretted it instantly.

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Vatican Report Cites Achievements and Challenges of U.S. Nuns

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:08am
Its relatively warm tone was a far cry from six years ago when the investigation of American nuns was announced, creating fear, anger and mistrust among women in religious communities and convents.

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First Draft: Today in Politics

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:04am
As they plow through backlogged presidential nominations, Senate Democrats are defending a rule change that allowed them to break a nominee filibuster with a majority vote.

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Campaign Finance: Every Election Is the Most Expensive Election. Or Not.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:58am
Changes in population, inflation and campaign finance laws, among other variables, render some comparisons practically meaningless.

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Cordial Ties for Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:37pm
An event in New York offered a look at the wonky, shared common ground between former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Egypt Says It Rejected American Over Visa

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:08pm
Michele Dunne, a former American diplomat, was turned away at the Cairo airport in a move that had been seen as possible evidence of the military’s crackdown on dissent.

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C.I.A., on Path to Torture, Chose Haste Over Analysis

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:04pm
James Mitchell, a former Air Force trainer, and a partner designed, led and directed the interrogations and became the prime advocates for what is now widely considered to have been torture.

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Paying Till It Hurts: The Odd Math of Medical Tests: One Scan, Two Prices, Both High

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:47pm
Echocardiograms, ultrasound pictures of the heart, are an enticing revenue stream for hospitals and physicians because they are painless and have no side effects.

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Can’t Have Your Cake, Gays Are Told, and a Rights Battle Rises

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:33pm
Local governments are taking a hard line against a small number of bakers, florists, photographers and others who are declining to provide services for same-sex weddings.
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Economic Recovery Spreads to the Middle Class

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:32pm
Many economists are convinced that falling unemployment and increased hiring are finally about to start paying off in terms of wage gains for a broader swath of workers.
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Washington Memo: Good Economic News, but Democrats Differ on Whether to Take Credit

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:25pm
Even if the economy keeps growing, prosperity could continue to elude many Americans, given forces predating the Great Recession that are depressing wage growth and widening income inequality.

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With Hospitals Under Stress, Tennessee’s Governor Pursues Medicaid Expansion

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:18pm
Gov. Bill Haslam proposed using federal funds to cover 200,000 low-income residents through their employer’s health insurance plan or the state’s Medicaid program.

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Dershowitz Seeks to Bring Close to Polanski Case

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:08pm
Roman Polanski, a film director, wants to have the threat of extradition and jail time lifted, after fleeing the United States before sentencing on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

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