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Dealt Setback, Obama Puts Off Immigrant Plan

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 9:01pm
President Obama vowed to appeal a federal judge’s decision to block his administration’s sweeping immigration plan.

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First Draft: Hillary Clinton, Privately, Seeks the Favor of Elizabeth Warren

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:56pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton held a private, one-on-one meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren in December at Mrs. Clinton’s Washington home, part of an effort to cultivate the increasingly influential populist senator.
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Facing Suits, a Nursing Home in California Seeks Bankruptcy

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:48pm
Plaintiffs’ lawyers criticize the move as a maneuver to avoid what could be catastrophic legal verdicts in lawsuits over the quality of care.
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Spilled Oil Keeps Flames Burning After a Train Derailment in West Virginia

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:41pm
The derailment sent fireballs ripping through the air, prompting the evacuation of a nearby village and forcing the shut-off of local water supplies.

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Rand Paul Is Looking to April to Announce Plan to Run for President, Associates Say

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:34pm
The timing of the announcement would position him ahead of his potential Republican rivals and allow him to begin raising money directly for his campaign 10 months before the Iowa caucuses.

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Robert E. Herzstein, Who Foiled Nixon Over White House Tapes, Dies at 83

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:31pm
Mr. Herzstein successfully sued on behalf of historians and journalists to prevent former President Richard M. Nixon from removing or destroying his White House papers and tapes after his resignation.
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Judge Hears Arguments Over G.M.’s Exposure to Recall Suits

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:22pm
A federal judge will determine if a provision of the company’s July 2009 bankruptcy agreement shields it from lawsuits over a defective ignition switch.
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Economic Scene: The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:17pm
President Obama’s offer of a full ride to community college should increase enrollment, but its success will depend more on how many students graduate.

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West Virginia Train Derails, Sending Oil Tanker Into River

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:49pm
Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, plunging at least one tanker into a river.

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Motherlode Blog: The Guesswork in Deciphering an Autistic Son’s Behavior

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:21pm
The mother of a son with autism helps him to express himself by being the best guesser she can be.

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Fallout Over Argentine Prosecutor’s Death Draws International Tensions

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:23pm
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman warns the United States, Israel and others to stay out of the case of the mysterious death of the prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
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Rahm Emanuel’s Campaign Worries How He Will Fare With Black Voters

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:13pm
Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s incumbent mayor, is viewed as the front-runner for re-election next week, but a worry for his campaign is how he will do with black voters.

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At Heart of U.S.-South African Trade Dispute, a Serious Game of Chicken

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:38am
South Africa has long been placing tariffs on American chickens, frustrating farmers, trade officials and members of Congress from the Chicken Caucus.

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Pills Found to Help Chances of Quitting Smoking in the Future

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:01am
A study has found that even for people who are not ready to stop smoking immediately, medicine taken over time can improve their chances of eventually quitting.
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Political Calculus: Hillary Clinton and the 2016 Democrats: Mostly Liberal, Together

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:50am
The field of potential Democratic presidential candidates is fairly cohesive on policy, according to a measurement of ideology.

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Motherlode Blog: Love, Panic, Adoption and Jerk-Chicken Knishes

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:06am
I hope most of the stares Evy gets are because she’s adorable, but I know that many of them will be because she’s a dark-skinned child with white parents.

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The New Health Care: Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Ends; Now the Tax Penalties Start

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:30am
The temporal mismatch between signing up for Obamacare and paying a penalty for not doing so may be hurting enrollment numbers.

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Incomes and Outcomes: Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:29am
The income declines for the rich were steeper than for any other group, while the government has done more to help the middle class and poor.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Arrest Made in Islamic Center Fire

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:46pm
A homeless man was arrested and charged with arson after a fire destroyed a building at an Islamic institute in Houston, fire officials said Monday.

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Gov. Scott Walker’s Higher Education Budget Ignites Backlash

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:27pm
Critics of Gov. Scott Walker say he is capitalizing on a view that is popular among conservatives like those in the Iowa caucuses: that state universities are elite bastions of liberal academics.

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