The New York Times

In Close-Knit South Dakota, Mudslinging Carries Political Risk

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:35pm
In this close-knit state, where retail politics involves living-room conversations and one-stop towns, attacking an opponent can be a delicate matter.






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On Long Island, a Collective Sigh of Relief

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:25pm
As word of the accord spread, relieved New Yorkers rekindled arrangements for weekend getaways and Long Islanders shelved contingency plans for commuting the hard way.
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Without Much Straining, Minnesota Reins In Its Utilities’ Carbon Emissions

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:13pm
While many have howled about complying with a proposed rule slashing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, Minnesota has been reining in its utilities’ carbon pollution for decades.






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Tragedy on Top of Crisis May Strengthen Stand Against Russia in U.S. and Europe

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:08pm
If the Malaysia Airlines jet was downed by pro-Russian separatists, it will reinforce the United States’ urging for a stronger stance against Moscow.
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$25 Penalties for Marijuana Go Into Effect in the Capital

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:06pm
A new District of Columbia marijuana law elicited stern warnings from the local police but good cheer from many Washingtonians.






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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Deliberations Delayed in Case Related to Marathon Bombing

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
The jury in the trial of a man accused of trying to protect the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will resume deliberations on Monday after being dismissed Thursday afternoon when a juror became ill.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: $12 Million Gift for Restoration

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
A plantation originally built as a monument to George Washington overlooking the nation’s capital, a site that later was home to Robert E. Lee and 63 slaves, will be restored to its historical appearance.






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National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Coal Ash Cleanup Ends

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
Duke Energy has completed the removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River following a large spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Judge Legalizes Gay Marriage in One County

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
A judge legalized same-sex marriage in Monroe County on Thursday, siding with gay couples in the Florida Keys who said the state’s ban, approved by voters in 2008, is discriminatory and makes them second-class citizens.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Death of Inmate in Shower Leads to the Firing of a Warden

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
A warden has been fired after an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Sharp Words, and Sentence of 6 Months for Man in Mob Attack

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to “beat the hell” out of him to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.






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National Briefing | Washington: Manning’s Gender Treatments to Be Begun by the Military

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley Manning, from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to a civilian facility.






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At Hearing on G.M. Recall, Mary Barra Gives Little Ground

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:46pm
As senator after senator offered more criticism of General Motors, Ms. Barra, G.M.’s chief executive, signaled that there were limits to what the company would do.
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2 in Florida Said to Catch Fever Found in Tropics

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:26pm
The first domestically acquired cases of Chikungunya fever, a tropical disease that causes severe joint pain, were found in two Florida residents.






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After Two-Year Fight, Consumer Agency Orders Recall of Buckyballs

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:18pm
Unusually, the consumer protection agency made Craig Zucker, head of the company, personally liable for the cost of refunds, setting a ceiling of $375,000.
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The Texas Tribune: Lost in a Pressing Crisis: Perpetual Immigration Issues

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:05pm
Activists are concerned that longstanding problems like suspected abuses 0f border residents by federal agents are being neglected during the recent surge in illegal crossings.
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The Texas Tribune: Austin’s Black Population Leaving City, Report Says

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:41pm
Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a recent study.






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Compensation : Airline Will Not Escape Liability if Act of War Caused Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:47pm
The Montreal Convention requires the airline to pay compensation for passengers killed in a crash, regardless of whether it is at fault.






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Obama Seeks Infrastructure Repair Money

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:03pm
With bridges and roadways in serious need of repair, and Congress unwilling to free up money, the White House is turning to other sources.






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DealBook: Treasury Urges End to Foreign Tax Flights, but Quick Action Is Unlikely

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:33am
The Obama administration and Congress appear unlikely to take any action to stem the tide of such deals anytime soon.






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