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C.I.A. First Planned Jails Abiding by U.S. Standards

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:59pm
The agency envisioned a system in which detainees would be offered the same rights and protections as inmates held in federal or American military prisons.






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Torture Report Puts Presidential Hopefuls in Quiet Mode

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:24pm
Most of the presumptive presidential candidates have not plunged into Washington’s debate over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s withering report on the C.I.A.’s brutal interrogation tactics.






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Obama Catches Blame on Tactics of Torture That He Ended

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:09pm
The debate over interrogation techniques has left President Obama facing an uncomfortable rift between two allies, the C.I.A. director and Democrats on the committee that produced the report.






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Derrick Rose Sees Taking a Stand as His Responsibility

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:08pm
In Rose’s hometown of Chicago, he was already known as someone with a social conscience even before he donned the “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt, setting the stage for other N.B.A. players to do so.






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In New Mexico, Deliverer of a Town’s Children Faces Salacious Accusations

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:06pm
A doctor in Hobbs., N.M., Christopher S. Driskill, who was elected the state medical society’s president, now faces the loss of his license over accusations that include sexual relations with patients.






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Slide in Fuel Costs Lifts Profits for Airlines, but Fares Won’t Fall

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:06pm
Although oil prices are down more than 40 percent since June, airline executives say other expenses rose and they are reinvesting in their companies.






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Spending Bill Hits Snags, but Congress Thinks It Can Avoid Shutdown

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:03pm
Congress limped Wednesday toward a rare bipartisan agreement on a spending bill, but disagreements threatened to derail it, including over a provision to roll back Wall Street reforms.






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Tests Begin on Potentially Hazardous Guardrail

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:00pm
The initial testing, set to unfold over several weeks in San Antonio, will replicate tests done nearly a decade ago when the product was introduced.
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At Schools, Discipline to Girls Differs Between and Within Races

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:46pm
For graffiti on a Georgia school’s walls, two girls were suspended. Then one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.






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New York State Education Commissioner to Leave for Federal Post

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:23pm
John B. King Jr. said he would take the No. 2 job at the United States Education Department.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: University Ties Drop in Students to Ferguson

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:03pm
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.






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National Briefing | West: California: Group Says It Hacked Oakland Website Over Police Actions

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:59pm
The shared website for the city of Oakland, Calif., and its police department was offline intermittently Wednesday, and the hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility.






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National Briefing | West: California: State Braces for Powerful Wind and Floods

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:58pm
Crews in Northern California cleared storm drains and residents loaded up on sandbags Wednesday ahead of a powerful storm that was expected to pack hurricane-force wind capable of toppling trees and power lines.






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First Draft: Verbatim: Not Ready to Move On

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:18am
Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the special committee on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, opened the panel’s second hearing by defending why he continues to ask questions about what happened that day.






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For Many With Breast Cancer, Shorter Radiation Treatment Is Just as Effective, Study Finds

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:02am
Two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are getting radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary, research shows.






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First Draft: Have a Big Idea? A Liberal Group Is All Ears

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:44am
For those who think Democrats are devoid of ideas, now comes proof: a liberal political organization plans Wednesday to unveil a new website where the public can ‘’submit and vote on big ideas’’ for the party to champion.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: A Taco for the Road

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:17am
President Obama stopped for a taco in Nashville.






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Detroit Bankruptcy Nears an End

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:53am
The city is expected to formally emerge from bankruptcy court protection as early as Wednesday, state officials said, ending the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:28am
The sharp partisan split over the validity of the Senate’s new report on torture raises questions about how closely the two parties will cooperate on intelligence issues when Republicans take control of Congress in January.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Have Democrats Failed the White Working Class?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:53pm
Two new reports add a twist to a perennial political question.






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