The New York Times

White House Memo: At Dinner Tables, a Restless Obama Finds an Intellectual Escape

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:57am
President Obama is having increasingly frequent late-night dinners, here and abroad, with companions from fields like architecture, film, art and literature.






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U.S. Sees Risks in Assisting a Compromised Iraqi Force

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:06am
A classified report says that many units are deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran, according to U.S. officials.






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Today's Teenagers: Politically, 18-Year-Olds Look a Lot Like People in Their 20s

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:40am
It’s possible that teenagers will be more conservative than their immediate elders. But it doesn’t seem true of today’s oldest teenagers.






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Sidebar: Supreme Court Shows Restraint in Voting to Overrule Precedents

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:21am
With his vote holding sway, it seemed as if Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. ruled with the conservative majority, but not as broadly as some others might have wanted him to.
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Degrees of Education: City College of San Francisco Survives

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:53am
A big community college had a long record of low graduation rates and uneven instruction. But when an overseer tried to act, an uproar ensued.






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The New Health Care: Why Improving Access to Health Care Does Not Save Money

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:49am
A favorite argument in favor of the health care law is that improving access to preventive care will lower medical costs over all. It probably won't.






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Even on Nantucket, a Funeral Home Is a Luxury

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:01am
Some people on the island want to establish a nonprofit funeral service, but they are being opposed by powerful organizations representing Massachusetts’ cemeteries and funeral directors.






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Second Thoughts on Lighter Sentences for Drug Smugglers

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:49pm
Changes in federal drug sentencing laws have some law officials concerned that offenders could receive little to no prison time for serving as drug couriers.






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Bergdahl Is Set to Resume Life on Active Duty

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:53pm
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to life as a regular Army soldier as early as Monday, Defense Department officials said late Sunday.






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Political Memo: Capitol’s Partisanship Is Taking Hold in Governors’ Ranks

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:09pm
At the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville, it’s apparent that the same divisions that have stymied policy-making in Congress are increasingly evident in the governors’ ranks.






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USA Today Goes Viral

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:50pm
As USA Today’s publisher, the veteran newsman Larry Kramer is hoping America’s largest-circulation newspaper will thrive in a world of social media and mobile platforms.
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After Lapses, C.D.C. Admits a Lax Culture at Labs

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:40pm
Recent revelations of safety breaches in the handling of dangerous microbes have created a crisis of faith at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and prompted calls for sweeping changes at the agency.






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Mark Mayfield, a Tea Party Founder, Became the Unlikely Focus of a Big Controversy

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:11pm
The suicide of a Mississippi Tea Party founder who was charged in a plot to photograph Senator Thad Cochran’s ailing wife has deepened the enmity left by a divisive Republican primary.






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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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