The New York Times

Legal Use of Marijuana Clashes With Job Rules

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 8:10pm
Users are discovering that marijuana’s strides toward the mainstream are running aground at the office, where drug-free policies remain.






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Op-Ed Contributor: The Source of New York’s Greatness

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 8:09pm
Dutch tolerance and British energy were a winning combination.






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Lava From Hawaii Volcano Continues Slow Flow

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:51pm
The hot lava flowing from Hawaii's active volcano has quickened its creep toward a sparsely populated neighborhood.
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The TV Watch: Chuck Todd Begins as Host of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:02pm
Chuck Todd began his new role as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday and provided a reprieve from the pomposity and punchy diction common on the Sunday talk shows.
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Op-Ed Contributors: Let the River Run Wild

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:06pm
Four dams on the Susquehanna are causing its death.






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Letter From Washington: Populist Could Derail Clinton Train

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:30am
Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator and Vietnam War veteran, may run for president on issues where Hillary Rodham Clinton may be vulnerable.
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Midterm Calculus: Shift in Alaska Helps Republicans Retain Senate Edge

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:30am
After the latest batch of data from an online panel, our forecasting model gives the G.O.P. a 61 percent chance of retaking Senate control.






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Midterm Calculus: How the Battleground Tracker Was Conducted

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:30am
The YouGov online interviews of voters are being used to supplement, not replace, the Times’s traditional telephone polls.






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Obama to Present Case for Broader U.S. Mission Against Militants

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:00am
In an interview on NBC, President Obama said he would speak to the nation on Wednesday to try to make a case for launching a wider United States-led offensive against ISIS in the Middle East.






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For Jihad Recruits, a Pipeline From Minnesota to Militancy

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:39pm
The intertwined journeys of two friends toward militancy offer a sharp example of how the allure of Islamist extremism has evolved, enticing similar pools of young Americans to conflicts in different parts of the world.






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Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:18pm
Prominent Washington think tanks, nonprofits known for their impartiality, have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ priorities, an investigation by The New York Times has found.






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Somali Militants Confirm Leader’s Death in U.S. Strike

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:05pm
The Shabab, the Qaeda-linked militant network in Somalia, confirmed that its leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, had been killed in an American airstrike.
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For Jihad Recruits, a Pipeline From Minnesota to Militancy

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:04pm
The intertwined journeys of two friends toward militancy offer a sharp example of how the allure of Islamist extremism has evolved, enticing similar pools of young Americans to conflicts in different parts of the world.






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Redactions in U.S. Memo Leave Doubts on Data Surveillance Program

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 6:45pm
Questions persist after the release of a newly declassified version of a legal memo approving the National Security Agency’s Stellarwind program, a set of warrantless surveillance and data collection activities secretly authorized after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.






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Light Pre-Election Schedule in Congress Matches Legislative Goals

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 6:12pm
Passing a stopgap spending bill and keeping the Export-Import Bank open are among the modest objectives that lawmakers have set this month.






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Mother, 18, Fights Do-Not-Resuscitate Order for Child

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:56pm
A Maine woman, 18, said the order amounted to a wrongful termination of her parental rights. Welfare officials said the order was appropriate, given the severity of the child’s injuries.






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Texas Candidate Reveals Personal Tale of Two Abortions

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:35pm
Wendy Davis has revealed her own deeply personal abortion story, writing in a memoir that goes on sale this week that she ended two pregnancies in the 1990s for medical reasons.






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Kansas Governor Hopefuls Hurl Barbs in First Debate

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:17pm
Sam Brownback, the Republican incumbent, has found himself caught in a tough battle with Paul Davis, the largely unknown Democratic challenger, despite the state’s rich conservatism.






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Lessons From Losses Drive Massachusetts Candidates

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:28pm
Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and Charlie Baker, a Republican, were stung in 2010, but both are favored to win in the primary for governor on Tuesday.






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Midterm Calculus: Why Democrats Can’t Win the House

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:00pm
Thanks to demographics, the Republicans have a virtual stranglehold on the House of Representatives.






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