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Snowden to Receive Truth-Telling Prize

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Edward J. Snowden and the journalist Laura Poitras, who helped him disclose the documents on government surveillance, will receive a Ridenhour prize.






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Lawyers for a Guantánamo Detainee Cite Failing Health in Seeking His Release

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:52pm
Lawyers for a former British resident imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, asked a judge to free him because of failing health — a new tactic in seeking a detainee’s release.






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For Space Projects, Zero Gravity

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:48pm
The Mars rover Opportunity, still operating after 10 years on the planet, and the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn are among the NASA missions facing budget extinction.
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Obama Announces Grants to Schools to Integrate Work Experiences

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:25pm
The awards to 24 recipients are intended to finance partnerships of local education agencies and employers.






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A ’64 Quake Still Reverberates

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The great Alaskan earthquake cemented our understanding of the link between tectonic plate collisions and seismology, thanks to one geologist’s observations of the damage.
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Washington Landslide Deaths Rise to 33

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:05pm
Ten people are still listed as missing since the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash., north of Seattle.






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More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:23pm
Two-thirds of the nearly two million people deported since President Obama took office had committed only minor infractions or had no criminal record, a New York Times analysis has found.






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Tax Preparers Targeting Poor With High Fees

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:52am
Tax season brings the biggest one-time influx of money many Americans see all year, but it also attracts unscrupulous preparers.






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Sidebar: Unofficial Enforcer of Ruling on Race in College Admissions

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:22am
Edward Blum, the force behind a case limiting the use of race in admissions, is seeking plaintiffs for further suits against universities that he says have resisted the decision.






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Internet Choice Will Be Crucial Battlefield in Big Cable Merger

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:56am
Comcast’s position that there will be no diminution of cable TV competition in its proposed takeover of Time Warner may be beside the point as Wednesday’s Senate hearing approaches.
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Kansas Legislature Passes Education Finance Bill

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:19am
The measure directs more money to poorer districts, addressing a statewide disparity in school funding.






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Colleges Increasing Spending on Sports Faster Than on Academics, Report Finds

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:01am
A recent report found spending on sports is outpacing educational expenditures not only in Division I, the most competitive level, but in small institutions and community colleges.






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Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:49pm
Cities across the country are considering proposals to tackle income inequality, but experts say localities have little control over the policy tools that could make the biggest impact.






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U.S. Tries Candor to Assure China on Cyberattacks

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:00pm
The U.S. held an unusual briefing for China on its cyberwarfare strategy in an effort to establish “an understanding of rules of the road.” So far, the Chinese have not reciprocated.
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A Community Mourns Soldiers Killed in Fort Hood Rampage

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:37pm
At a church service in Killeen, Tex., soldiers were remembered, as policy makers elsewhere debated what changes might help prevent another mass shooting.






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Jeb Bush Talks Approach If He Runs for President

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:14pm
Mr. Bush signaled that if he ran for president, his campaign would argue against ideological purity tests and challenge Republican orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education.






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Departing White House Counsel Held Powerful Sway

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:03pm
Kathryn Ruemmler, the longest-serving White House counsel of President Obama’s administration, will step down in May, according to officials.
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At Survivalists Expo, Items for Everything Short of the Zombie Apocalypse

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 7:42pm
Vendors of calamity products met their clientele at the third annual National Preppers and Survivalists Expo, a trade show held over the weekend in Tulsa, Okla.
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Op-Ed Contributors: Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 7:30pm
It’s a valuable tool for analysis, but don’t believe all the hype.
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Senate Set to Pass Bill Extending Jobless Aid

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 6:49pm
House Republicans from high-unemployment regions planned to send the House speaker a letter urging him to take up the Senate bill or something similar.






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