The New York Times

In Compromise Plan, Limited Fracking Is Approved for National Forest in Virginia

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:53pm
Ninety percent of the George Washington National Forest will be closed to hydraulic fracturing and conventional oil and gas drilling.
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Virginia: College Student’s Death Was a Homicide, Police Say

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:46pm
Hannah Graham, the missing University of Virginia student whose remains were discovered Oct. 18, was a victim of a homicide, the Albemarle County Police Department said Tuesday.
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Washington: F.A.A. Rules Found to Apply to Unmanned Aircraft

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:44pm
The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to apply to unmanned aircraft its longstanding rules against “reckless or careless use” of aircraft.
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Reports Say Mayor Rejected Deal From Federal Prosecutors

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:42pm
Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington declined on Tuesday to respond to news reports that he had rejected a deal offered by federal prosecutors for him to plead guilty to a single felony count related to activities during his 2010 campaign.
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Texas: Judge Refuses to Dismiss Case Against Governor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:39pm
A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry.
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Senate Defeats Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline in Narrow Vote

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:25pm
Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, had hoped to get the legislation through in advance of her uphill runoff election fight back home.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Black With a Capital B

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:54pm
It’s not just a color — it’s the identity of a people.
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Op-Ed Contributors: How Medical Care Is Being Corrupted

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:33pm
Doctors have to choose between themselves and their patients.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Sustainable Solution for the Corn Belt

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:31pm
A creative new approach to Midwestern agriculture, involving indigenous prairie plants, has the potential to unite farmers and environmentalists.

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House Democrats Keep Leaders After Losses

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:40pm
Representative Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the party’s leader in the chamber, despite quiet dissent among some representatives.

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Square Feet: Contrite Over Failed Urban Renewal, Washington D.C. Refreshes a Waterfront

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:21pm
The Wharf, a new development on the Potomac waterfront in the southwest quadrant of the city, is an effort to shed the area’s urban renewal image.
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Economic Scene: A Carbon Tax Could Bolster Green Energy

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:52pm
Despite technological innovations, investment in alternative power generation is lagging. But one tool could trim carbon emissions on a meaningful scale.
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Louisiana Senate Seat Is Real Reward in Keystone Pipeline Vote

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:41pm
Two candidates in a runoff election in an state where the energy industry is important are claiming to shepherd the latest pipeline bill through Congress.

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U.S. Agencies Review Policy on Hostages

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:38pm
The review includes how the government deals with hostage’s relatives, but a prohibition on paying ransom is not being reconsidered.
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First Draft: Verbatim: The Right Impression

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:32pm
Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said the president does not support and would veto any Keystone XL pipeline bill.

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First Draft: Texas ID Law Keeps Hundreds of Ballots From Being Counted

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:19pm
Provisional ballots cast by nearly 500 voters in Texas on Nov. 4 never became official — part of the fallout from the state’s tough voter ID law

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Q. and A.: Keystone Pipeline Pros, Cons and Steps to a Final Decision

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:27pm
What is the pipeline, what would it do, who wants to build it and why is it the subject of so much debate?

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First Draft: Landrieu Calls Ad for Her Challenger Sexist and Ageist

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:57am
The days of dirty campaign ads might seem like ages ago, but election season remain in full swing in Louisiana.

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DealBook: Justice Department Is Weighing Civil Suit Against Angelo Mozilo

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:45am
This summer, federal prosecutors were said to be close to filing a lawsuit. But the acting United States attorney for the Central District of California has had lingering questions about the litigation.

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First Draft: Shutdown Politics Makes Some Republicans Wary

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:42am
Republicans fear that talk of another government shutdown could backfire.

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