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Ferguson Sets Broad Change for City Courts

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:00pm
The City Council plans to approve several changes, including a citizen review board for the police department and a reduction in court fines that have disproportionately affected black residents.

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Respiratory Virus Sickens Children in the Midwest

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:53pm
For reasons that are not yet clear, hospitals in the Midwest and West are seeing an unusually large spike in suspected cases and a large number of children who need critical care.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Closings and Layoffs for Megachurch

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:45pm
An evangelical megachurch based in the Seattle area has announced that it is closing several campuses and laying off staff members because criticism of the church’s founding pastor has caused a drop in attendance and contributions.

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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Man Charged in 3 Killings Since 2003

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:43pm
An eccentric former political candidate was indicted on Monday in three killings in Alexandria.

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National Briefing | Plains: Nebraska: Protection Order Issued Against Official

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:41pm
A judge granted a protection order on Monday against Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann after his sister accused him of violence.

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Op-Docs: ‘Pastor With a Punch’

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:01pm
In this short documentary, a pastor runs a “fight ministry” out of his church in Rochester, N.Y.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Capital Punishment, Another Failed Government Program?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:06pm
Capital punishment is inefficient, exorbitant and unsatisfying.

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Behind Ivy Walls: Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm
A new index measures which colleges have the most economically diverse student bodies — and charge the least to lower-income students.
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New V.A. Secretary Says Hiring Spree Is Needed to Meet Patient Demand

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:25pm
Robert A. McDonald, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs, said it would be difficult, but the department needed to hire “tens of thousands” of doctors, nurses and clinicians to reduce wait times.

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Health Chief Seeks to Focus on Insurance Site

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:04pm
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of health and human services, said that she would emphasize improving the management and operation of the site.

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Zalmay Khalilzad Is Suspected of Tax Evasion and Money Laundering

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:30pm
Zalmay Khalilzad, a former American ambassador, is suspected of tax evasion and money laundering, and his wife’s accounts in Austria have been frozen, a magazine reported.
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Penelope Niven, Carl Sandburg Biographer, Dies at 75

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:29pm
Ms. Niven’s groundbreaking books helped revive public interest in Carl Sandburg, Edward Steichen and Thornton Wilder.

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Midterm Calculus: Blaming Gerrymandering Has Its Limits, as Pennsylvania Shows

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:27pm
Pennsylvania is an example of a big problem for Democrats in winning the House: the clustering of their voters around cities.
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Retro Report: The Rise of the SWAT Team in American Policing

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:29pm
SWAT teams, created to quell unrest in Los Angeles in the 1960s, are the principal beneficiaries of heavy-duty military equipment from the federal government.

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Laughs and Accolades as Clinton and Bush Introduce a Leadership Program

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The two former presidents exchanged compliments in Washington on Monday as part of an initiative involving four presidential libraries.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Changes to a High School Schedule

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:52am
If your student is unhappy, do you encourage the child to advocate for a different schedule, regardless of the official word on allowable changes?

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Motherlode Blog: Game Plan for a Week of Family Dinners

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:53am
Sunday dinner is burrito bowls, but Sunday is also shopping and preparation day for making things easier the rest of the week.

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Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:08am
The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.

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Midterm Calculus: Mitch McConnell’s Path to Re-election Is Looking More Assured

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00am
If there is any plausibly competitive state where we have a clear sense of the race, it is Kentucky. Prospects do not look good for the challenger.

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G.M.’s Board Is Seen as Slow in Reacting to Safety Crisis

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:02am
The automaker’s directors were caught off guard by the extent of the problems that led to the recall of millions of vehicles, but their chairman says they are now “very much involved” in the situation.

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