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Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:24pm
A comprehensive review of earlier studies found higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits and vegetables compared with conventionally grown produce.

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Remains Thought to Be Those of American Missing in Mexico

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:18pm
The motorcycle found with a body appears to match that driven by Harry Devert, a former financial trader in New York and the subject of a long search.
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Ex-Governor, Jesse Ventura, Matches Outsize Image in Court

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:15pm
Jesse Ventura, the wrestling star turned Minnesota governor, objects to a book’s depiction of him as critical of the Navy SEALs.

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U.S. Knew Britain Planned to Erase Data at The Guardian

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:02pm
After Britain forced The Guardian to destroy hard drives holding data leaked by Edward J. Snowden, a National Security Agency official called the event “good news,” emails show.

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Republican Jews Alarmed at the Prospect of a Void in the House and Senate

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:51pm
Democrats say the Republican Party’s loss of Jewish representation is evidence of the party’s increasing homogeneity, while donors are finding other candidates eager to fill the gap.

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Chinese Businessman Is Charged in Plot to Steal U.S. Military Data

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:46pm
The owner of a Chinese aviation company spent years taking data from Boeing on military aircraft and weapons, the Justice Department said.
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Business Briefing: Senators Query Hepatitis C Drug’s High Costs

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:41pm
Two members of the Senate Finance Committee asked Gilead Sciences to defend the more than $80,000 cost of Sovaldi, citing the expense to federal health care programs.
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A Four-Star Female Admiral Makes History for the Navy

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:34pm
Adm. Michelle J. Howard, the vice chief of naval operations, has become the first female four-star in the 239-year history of the Navy.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Defendant in Theater Killing Granted Bond

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:55pm
A retired police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a fellow moviegoer during a dispute over texting has been granted release on bond, his lawyer said Friday.

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National Briefing | West: California: Ex-Official Gets Jail Term in Bell Scandal

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:52pm
A former council member from the city of Bell, Calif., was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years of probation for inflating his salary by sitting on fake boards.

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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: 3rd County Grants Marriage Licenses to Gays

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:43pm
Pueblo County joined Denver and Boulder in allowing gay couples to marry on Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.

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Ex-White House Lawyer Convicted of Attempted Murder of His Wife

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:31pm
John Michael Farren, who served in both Bush administrations, assaulted Mary Margaret Farren in their New Canaan, Conn., home soon after she filed for divorce.
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John Seigenthaler, Editor and Aide to Politicians, Dies at 86

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:43pm
The longtime editor of The Tennessean also worked on John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1960 and at the Justice Department.

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On Religion: Among Justices, Considering a Divide Not of Gender or Politics, but of Beliefs

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:40pm
Most analyses of recent church-state decisions have gone along the lines of politics or gender, yet it is at least as compelling to consider the Catholic-Jewish divide.

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U.S. Targets South Korea Over Steel

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:30pm
In a ruling hailed by American steel makers, the Commerce Department says steel tubes and pipes from eight countries were being dumped on the United States market.

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Fertility Clinics Scan for the Strongest Embryo

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:41pm
Fertility clinics are using new chromosomal tests to help identify embryos that will give a woman the best shot at a successful pregnancy.

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Examining a Father’s Role in a Toddler’s Death

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:15pm
Some people close to Justin Ross Harris are having a hard time believing he killed his son, even as Georgia officials detailed the bizarre actions of Mr. Harris and his wife on the day the boy died.

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As Senate Spotlight Is Given to Vulnerable Democrats, G.O.P. Finds a Dimmer

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:28pm
Senate Republicans are blocking legislation that they believe is intended to give a lift to Democrats in tough races.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘All My Friends Are White’

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:23am
My son is black, but I’m not. Neither is his mother. We live in Singapore, where we don’t have that many friends of any color. I wish I had friends to give my son, but I don’t.

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F.B.I. Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:55am
The 50th anniversary of the Jackson, Miss., field office was recalled with a ceremony addressing how the agency’s relationship with both white and black Mississippians had evolved since.

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