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Despite Failure, Campaign to Oust Tennessee Justices Keeps Conservatives Hopeful

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 2:14pm
The effort to remove three jurists from the State Supreme Court swayed voters despite having no single rallying issue — an encouraging development for activists targeting the judiciary.

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On California Island, Goals for Water and Visitors Collide in Drought

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Twenty-two miles across the sea, California’s Catalina Island, once starved for tourists, must now welcome them cautiously during a drought.

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Informant Debate Renewed as Air Force Revisits Cadet Misconduct

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:48pm
The announcement of an investigation into misconduct by student athletes at the United States Air Force Academy reopened questions about a discontinued informant program.

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Perverse Incentives: Can Family Leave Policies Be Too Generous? It Seems So

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:09pm
In countries with family-friendly policies, women are likelier to stay in the labor force, but less likely to reach positions of real power.

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Rudderless Craft to Get Glimpse of Home Before Sinking Into Space’s Depths

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:49pm
The International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 will pass about 9,700 miles from the surface of the moon at 2:16 p.m. Eastern time Sunday.

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News Analysis: As ISIS Militants Exert Their Control, U.S. Pursues a Military Middle Road

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:09pm
In carrying out limited airstrikes, the United States is trying to contain the threat posed by Islamic militants but not break their hold on northern and western Iraq.
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Obama Says Iraq Airstrike Effort Could Be ‘Long-Term’

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:34am
President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended operation to aid thousands of refugees and to drive back militants in Iraq.
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When She Talks, Banks Shudder

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:22am
In a quest for tougher rules on banking, Anat R. Admati, an industry gadfly, is rapidly gaining a broader audience.
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Economic View: The Trucking Industry Needs More Drivers. Maybe It Needs to Pay More.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:00am
While the trucking industry complains of too few qualified drivers, inflation-adjusted wages for those behind the wheel have fallen 6 percent over the past decade.

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2 Hawaii Democrats Face Tough Primary Challenges

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:08am
With Hawaiians voting Saturday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has trailed in almost every recent poll, and Senator Brian Schatz is locked in a tight contest.

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Clintons Support de Blasio’s Push to Bring Democratic Convention to Brooklyn

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:36am
Before Mayor Bill de Blasio began his bid to win the 2016 convention he made sure he had the Clintons’ blessing, three people familiar with the discussions said.

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Chapman Pincher, Fleet St. Scoop Specialist, Dies at 100

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:25pm
A journalist whose career was spent unearthing exclusive stories from the world of double agents and secret weapons.
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Rudderless Craft to Get Glimpse of Home Before Sinking Into Space’s Depths

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:26pm
The International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 will pass about 9,700 miles from the surface of the moon at 2:16 p.m. Eastern time Sunday.

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Fear of ‘Another Benghazi’ Drove White House to Airstrikes in Iraq

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:25pm
Interviews with multiple officials in the Obama administration paint a portrait of a president forced by the unexpectedly rapid deterioration of security in Iraq to abandon his longstanding reluctance to use military force.
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While Offering Support, Obama Warns That U.S. Won’t Be ‘Iraqi Air Force’

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:23pm
The president, addressing critics in both parties, asserted that the United States has a “strategic interest in pushing back” ISIS.

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Bankruptcy Judge Gets View of Detroit Outside Courtroom

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:22pm
A three-hour excursion for officials and creditors that was intended to show the disparate faces of a financially troubled city.

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Florida Redraws an Election Map That Was Ruled to Be Unconstitutional

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:59pm
With Florida’s election schedule in disarray after a judge ruled the state’s congressional map unconstitutional, lawmakers on Friday approved redesigned districts — drawn in private by the two Republican committee heads, their staff and outside lawyers.

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Judge Backs New Limits on North Carolina Voting

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:47pm
A federal judge rejected an effort to block a state law that opponents said will disproportionately hinder African-American voters.

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Thrill Ride Flies in the Face of Gravity, as Well as Cautious Officials

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:32pm
Instruction, rental and sale of jetpacks has proved popular for a company in Newport Beach, Calif., and other shorefront communities.

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Out-of-State Clinic Is Central in Texas Abortion Law Fight

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:26pm
The state’s reliance on the New Mexico clinic is being disparaged by the law’s critics, who say that would be contrary to a recent abortion ruling in Mississippi.

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