The New York Times

Marijuana Decriminalization in Washington D.C. Is Contested by Federal Lawmakers

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 8:33pm
A law to make marijuana possession in the District of Columbia punishable by only a $25 ticket has ignited a feud between Washington’s mayor and a Republican House member.

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Boeing Optimistic That Export-Import Bank Will Get Funding

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 6:25pm
The head of its commercial aircraft division said that failure to keep the bank running would place Boeing at an unbeatable disadvantage to Airbus.
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Holder Voices ‘Extreme Concern’ About Terrorist Bomb Makers

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 3:11pm
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. addressed reports that Yemeni explosives experts were working on devices small enough to fit into cellphones or laptop computers, and helping militants in Syria.

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Lorin Maazel, an Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:02pm
Mr. Maazel, who directed the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera among others, was known for his incisive, sometimes extreme, interpretations.
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News Analysis: Americans and Iranians See Constraints at Home in Nuclear Negotiations

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:39pm
As Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart try to rescue stalled talks, they are struggling to accommodate members of Congress and Iranian military and religious leaders.

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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:46am
A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.

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Arts: Eleanor Roosevelt, Up Close

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:40pm
A new permanent exhibition at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, showcases Mrs. Roosevelt’s enduring legacy and at the same time pokes holes in rumors that she and her husband had a frosty, distant relationship.

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Kerry Brokers a Deal to Audit All Afghan Votes

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 7:44pm
Afghanistan will conduct an audit of the eight million votes cast in a runoff for the recent presidential election, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
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Arthur J. Walker, Part of Family Espionage Ring, Dies at 79

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:20pm
Mr. Walker, a former Navy officer, was charged in 1985 with stealing two sets of classified military documents and giving them to his brother for two $6,000 payments.

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U.S. Warns Iran Over ‘Unworkable’ Plans for Nuclear Power Program

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 5:20pm
Iran’s supreme leader spoke of a need to dramatically increase nuclear enrichment, while the U.S. and others say the country should be moving toward scaling down.
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Once Targeted by Limbaugh, Lawyer Seeks California Seat

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:54pm
Sandra Fluke, who was subjected to degrading comments by Rush Limbaugh after she tried to testify in Congress about insurance coverage for contraceptives, is running for a seat in the State Senate.

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Republicans Replay 2010 Strategy at State Level

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:38pm
Flush with money and momentum, Republicans are confident that they can at least maintain the gains they made in governors' races four years ago.

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Behind German Spy Cases, Twists Worthy of Films

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 3:49pm
The close American ally has turned a cold shoulder after revelations of espionage, even as both sides acknowledge the urgency of cooperation on global issues.

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A Two-Page Form Spawns a Contraceptive Showdown

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 3:24pm
Paperwork required to opt out of coverage is part of a struggle to balance religious freedom and women’s rights.
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Alabama Ruling Hobbles Ban on Guns in the Open at Polls

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 3:06pm
After a sheriffs association sought to ban unconcealed weapons, fearing they might frighten voters, the state’s attorney general ruled that guns could be openly displayed at polling sites.

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Equity Firm Restores Louisiana Marshland to Earn Credits It Can Sell

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:49pm
A private equity company that is funding the restoration of Louisiana wetlands plans to sell environmental credits to private developers and government agencies.

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Pastor Led Son’s Gay Wedding, Revealing Fault Line in Church

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Frank Schaefer, like other leaders of United Methodist congregations, had difficult choices to make when his son acknowledged that he is gay.

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U.S. and Iraqis Try to Fragment Extremist Group

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:01pm
Officials are seeking ways to exploit fissures between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and groups that allied with it to seize much of northern and western Iraq.
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Biggest Scorer in World Cup? Maybe Univision

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:12pm
The huge exposure Univision has received from the World Cup shows how the growth of America’s Hispanic population is reshaping the media landscape.
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Legal Woes Pose Hurdles for Attorney General Tom Horne of Arizona in Campaign

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 11:22am
Mr. Horne’s campaign tactics are under scrutiny, and top Republicans, including Gov. Jan Brewer, Senator John McCain and Senator Jeff Flake, have left his camp.

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