The New York Times

Departing White House Counsel Held Powerful Sway

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:03pm
Kathryn Ruemmler, the longest-serving White House counsel of President Obama’s administration, will step down in May, according to officials.
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At Survivalists Expo, Items for Everything Short of the Zombie Apocalypse

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 7:42pm
Vendors of calamity products met their clientele at the third annual National Preppers and Survivalists Expo, a trade show held over the weekend in Tulsa, Okla.
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Op-Ed Contributors: Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 7:30pm
It’s a valuable tool for analysis, but don’t believe all the hype.
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Senate Set to Pass Bill Extending Jobless Aid

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 6:49pm
House Republicans from high-unemployment regions planned to send the House speaker a letter urging him to take up the Senate bill or something similar.

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When Youth Violence Spurred ‘Superpredator’ Fear

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 6:02pm
A funny thing happened on the way to the predicted apocalypse of youth violence: Instead of exploding, violent crimes perpetrated by children sharply declined.

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Art Review: George W. Bush’s Art Exhibition at Presidential Center

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 5:54pm
The paintings by former President George W. Bush mostly confirm the version of Mr. Bush we are familiar with: a man who is seemingly open and charming but also closed and opaque.
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Young, Rich and Ruling Radio, Country Walks a Broader Line

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 3:04pm
The genre’s audience has grown stronger, wider and younger, and media companies have invested heavily in artists and radio stations with increasingly mainstream appeal.
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In a Test of Wills With China, U.S. Sticks Up for Japan

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:20pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting China amid tit-for-tat maneuvering and territorial disputes between China and its East Asian neighbors.

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Guarded Optimism After Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promising Results

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:31am
Palbociclib, a drug being developed by Pfizer, sharply cut the risk that advanced cancer would worsen among patients taking part in a Phase 2 study, researchers said.

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Motherlode Blog: Jesus Lives, but Should He Live in My Front Yard?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:47pm
As a young adult Christian whose political views are left of center, working in higher education where intellect is the only religion, I’m constantly negotiating how much of myself to share. My daughter has no such doubts.

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As Town Mourns an Educator, It Celebrates a Close-Knit Community

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:59pm
Nearly the entire town of Darrington packed into the community center to pay their respects to Linda McPherson, who was among the first of the 30 victims of the landslide to be identified.

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Finding Fellowship After Deadly Washington Mudslide

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:26pm
Scores of volunteers changed the nature of the response to the disaster, even as it changed them.

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Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:03pm
Mississippi officials hope a publicly operated civil rights museum scheduled to open in 2017 will be a symbol that the state is reckoning with the ugliest parts of its history.

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The Lede: Three Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood Are Identified

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 6:57pm
One of the three soldiers shot and killed at Fort Hood died while barricading a door, preventing the gunman from opening fire inside a room packed with military personnel.

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Archbishop Says He Plans to Sell $2 Million Home

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:57pm
A group of Catholics in the archdiocese in Atlanta had asked that Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory sell the more than 6,000-square-foot home in keeping with the tone of austerity set by Pope Francis.
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Army Base Shooting Highlights Difficulty in Identifying At-Risk Soldiers

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:44pm
The recent Fort Hood shooting has shed light on the difficulties the military has had in identifying soldiers at high risk of violence and deciding whether to restrict their access to firearms.

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Ethics Chief in Georgia Wins Suit Over Ouster

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:40pm
Jurors have awarded the former director of Georgia’s ethics commission $700,000 after ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary had been cut and a deputy removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
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Technology’s Man Problem

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:30pm
Crude apps, patronizing behavior. For some, “bro” culture offers one explanation for why there are so few women in tech.
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Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:25pm
Some high-tech treatments help patients better control chronic diseases like diabetes, but they also drive an enormous surge in costs, and experts say many of them offer dubious benefits.

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To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 4:43pm
As they did successfully in 2012 against Mitt Romney, Democrats are painting the Koch brothers as indifferent to the struggles of ordinary people.
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