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First Draft: Alan Gross Reunited With Wife, Judy

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:02pm
Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, who was on the plane that picked up Alan Gross in Cuba tweeted this photo of Mr. Gross and his wife, Judy.






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Former Texas Justice of Peace Is Sentenced to Death for Murder

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:58am
The former official, Eric Williams, was convicted of capital murder in the 2013 killing of Cynthia McLelland, the wife of District Attorney Mike McLelland, who was also killed.






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First Draft: On Cuba, Hillary Clinton an Advocate for Normalizing Relations

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:54am
The move to normalize relations with Cuba was something that Hillary Rodham Clinton had been advocating for a while.






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First Draft: Live Video of President Obama’s Remarks on Cuba

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:54am
President Obama is scheduled to speak about relations with Cuba at 12 p.m. ET.






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First Draft: Foreign Relations Committee Split on Release of Gross

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:48am
United States policy toward Cuba has long been a politically contentious issue, but the split is not always along party lines.






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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:10am
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?






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Well: Questioning the Idea of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:56am
For people who already follow a healthful diet, the glycemic index may not be very important.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: Packing Up the ‘Alpha House’

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:45am
The last of a group of Democratic lawmakers who have lived in a Washington rowhouse for years finally moved out, taking their comforters and Hendrix records with them.
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Massachusetts Pharmacy Owners Arrested in Meningitis Deaths

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:11am
Among the 14 people arrested were the founders of the New England Compounding Center, which made steroids blamed for an outbreak that killed 64 people.






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States in Parched Southwest Take Steps to Bolster a Crucial Reservoir

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:02am
Arizona, California and Nevada signed an agreement calling for conservation and other efforts to forestall further drops in Lake Mead, the water source for much of the region.






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For First Time, Treatment Helps Patients With Worst Kind of Stroke, Study Says

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:00am
Researchers have found that directly removing large blood clots in the brain greatly improves the prognosis for people having the most severe strokes.
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First Draft: Cuba Releases an American Prisoner, Alan Gross

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:07am
Alan Gross has left Cuba on a US government plane bound for United States after being released on “humanitarian grounds,” says US official.






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Political Calculus: Jeb Bush and the Base: It’s More About Persona Than Policies

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:07am
The G.O.P. establishment favorite has big advantages, but his approach and tone may not be acceptable to conservatives.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am
It has begun. The 2016 presidential campaign is underway.






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Chief of Agency for International Development to Step Down

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:01am
Rajiv Shah praised President Obama for giving the agency a stronger role in foreign policy decisions.






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Business Briefing: Senate Confirms Nominee to Head Auto Safety Agency

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:54pm
The Senate has confirmed a specialist on human fatigue to fill a longstanding vacancy at nation’s top automotive safety agency.






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U.S. Should Shun Torture, Clinton Says in New York

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:53pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned the use of torture on Tuesday in her first remarks about the issue since the Senate Intelligence Committee released its scathing report last week.
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Terrorism Insurance Is Rejected in the Senate

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:42pm
A retiring senator refused to drop his opposition to an extraneous measure that had been added at the last minute by House Republicans.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Rise of ‘Welfare Chauvinism’

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:33pm
In Europe, populist right-wing parties have become proponents of a more lavish, but also more restrictive, welfare state. Could that happen here?






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National Briefing: More Police Officers to Get Body Cameras

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:59pm
Officials in two states announced plans Tuesday to equip law enforcement officers with body cameras after police shootings of unarmed men that have created tensions nationally.






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