The New York Times

Warning Signs Overlooked in Hiring for New York City Jails

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:35am
More than one-third of people that the city’s Correction Department recently hired had problems that should have disqualified them or needed further scrutiny, the Department of Investigation found.

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Oklahoma to Resume Executions, 9 Months After a Lethal Injection Went Awry

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:05am
The state has replaced equipment and procedures, but some experts say a sedative it plans to use may not put inmates into the deep coma needed to avoid pain.

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Incomes and Outcomes: Trying to Solve the Great Wage Slowdown

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:00am
An international commission, describing income stagnation as a defining challenge, offers proposals meant to influence the political debate.

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Defense Contractor Scheduled to Change Plea in Navy Bribery Case

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:29am
Leonard Glenn Francis is set to appear at a change-of-plea hearing on Thursday in federal court in San Diego. He previously pleaded not guilty to conspiracy in the case.

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The New Health Care: Signs of a Decline in Financial Distress Connected to Medical Bills

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:01am
A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to improve the financial security of previously uninsured people. A new survey suggests this is happening.

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U.S. Moves Five Yemenis From Guantánamo

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:16pm
The transfers came one day after several Republican senators proposed legislation that would place a moratorium on the release of most of the prisoners held at Guantánamo.

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Under New Agreement, U.S. Will End Oversight of the Teamsters in Five Years

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:03pm
The federal government and the Teamsters union have agreed to replace a consent decree that has governed union affairs for more than a quarter-century with a settlement that would phase out court supervision of its activities, prosecutors said.

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Iran Charges, and Will Try, Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Reporter

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:51pm
Iran’s official news agency said that Mr. Rezaian would be tried in a Revolutionary Court, although it did not specify the charges against him.

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Phil Africa, of Black-Liberation Group Move, Long in Prison, Dies at 59

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:50pm
Mr. Africa, who was serving a 30- to 100-year sentence for killing a police officer, was in prison at the time of Move’s best-known episode, a 1985 siege that ended when the state police dropped a bomb, touching off the worst fire in Philadelphia’s history.

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Republican Convention Set Earlier Next Year

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:49pm
The party’s presidential nominating convention in Cleveland will be held a month or more earlier than usual, giving the nominee more time to use general election money.

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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Request to Delay Bombing Trial Is Refused

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:15pm
A federal judge in Boston on Wednesday refused to delay the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Man Gets 20-Year Sentence for Trying to Aid Terrorists

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:11pm
A 21-year-old man accused of conspiring to aid Al Qaeda and traveling to the Middle East to join terrorist groups was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison, the United States Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville said.

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Obama Plans to Push Paid Family and Sick Leave for Workers

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:07pm
President Obama plans to urge Congress to pass a bill allowing workers to earn up to seven paid sick days a year and creating a fund to help states pay for family leave.

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C.I.A. Officers Are Cleared in Senate Computer Search

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:01pm
The findings overturned the conclusions of the C.I.A. inspector general, who determined last year that five officers acted improperly when they searched files used by the Senate Intelligence Committee during its investigation of C.I.A. interrogations.

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DealBook: A Strategy in the Fight Over Dodd-Frank: Go Big

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:58pm
Instead of battling over incremental tinkering of existing rules, the Obama administration could call for a significant overhaul of the financial system, Jesse Eisinger writes in The Trade.
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National Briefing | Health: One Person Dies and Many Others Fall Ill After Saline Infusions

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:51pm
One person has died and many more were sickened after receiving infusions of a saline solution produced by Wallcur, a San Diego-based company, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Americans Pocketing What They Save on Gas, Retail Data Suggests

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:46pm
Even accounting for the decline in gas prices, the slump surprised analysts, suggesting consumers were saving more instead of spending.
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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Albuquerque Police Kill Man Wearing Body Armor

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:44pm
Albuquerque police officers shot and killed a suspect on Tuesday who they said pulled a gun on them after a foot chase.

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Christie Tells Worried Backers There Is No Hurry for 2016

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:38pm
Gov. Chris Christie, believing that there is more than enough political money to go around, has delivered a surprising message to his top supporters and donors: Relax.

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House Measure Defies Obama on Immigrants

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:18pm
Some Republican members deserted their party to vote against a bill denying safeguards for undocumented immigrants, including the young known as Dreamers.

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