The New York Times

As Gold and Gambling Lose Their Luster, Deadwood Seeks a Spark

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:55pm
As more states legalize casinos, dissipating the power of that lure, the South Dakota town is trying to restyle its history and offerings into a new tourist-friendly package.






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Justice Dept. Declines to Investigate C.I.A. Review

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:19pm
The Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate Intelligence Committee had accused each other of criminal behavior related to the committee’s investigation of the agency’s interrogations.
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Obscure Rule Restricts Health Law’s Expansion of Care for Addicts

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:04pm
The Affordable Care Act says substance abuse treatment is an “essential health benefit,” but an older law is making residential care hard to get.






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Seven Die, Including 3 Children, in Massachusetts Fire

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:56pm
The fast-moving fire in Lowell, Mass., also injured nine people and left dozens homeless, officials said.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at the Grocery Store

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:43pm
We all want things. It’s not a character flaw. But financial savvy starts with understanding the difference between “want” and “need.”






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Motherlode Blog: We Tell Kids to ‘Go to Sleep!’ We Need to Teach Them Why.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Sleep does so much more for our bodies than preventing us from being tired tomorrow, but most parents don’t tell our children that. Educating kids about the importance of sleep leads them to sleep more.






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U.S. Spied on 5 American Muslims, a Report Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:18am
The National Security Agency documents, leaked by Edward J. Snowden, aroused anger among Muslim civil-rights groups, which said there was no basis for the apparent spying.






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Possible Asbestos Risk at U.S. Capitol Building

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:53am
The House pushed back the start of its session after an incident involving ongoing asbestos abatement work, officials said.






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Ask a Pollster: How the Rise of Cellphones Affects Surveys

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:59am
By increasing the number of wireless phones dialed, pollsters get a more representative sample, one that includes all demographic groups.






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Pulse of the People: How to Read the Polls in This Year’s Midterms

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:30am
It will be trickier than usual, because of changes in polling and the specific states involved.






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A Survey Says: Newest Health Insurance Customers Are Generally Happy

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:15am
The rollout of the health law was problem-plagued, but a new study finds many of the people affected by it are pleased with their plans.






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U.S. Counterterrorism Chief to Step Down

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:21pm
Matthew G. Olsen has been director of the National Counterterrorism Center as threats from Al Qaeda shifted from Pakistan to Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
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6 Are Killed in Shooting in Houston Suburb

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:59pm
Four children and two adults died at a home in Spring, Tex., on Wednesday evening, the authorities said.






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Obama Presses Perry to Rally Support for Border Funds

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:49pm
The president challenged Gov. Rick Perry of Texas to rally Republicans in support of a $3.7 billion emergency measure aimed at solving the crisis caused as thousands of Central American children have crossed the Mexican border.






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National Briefing | Washington: Survey Finds Low Rate of Sexual Assault Inquiries at Colleges

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:20pm
A survey of American colleges and universities found that many had gone years without investigating a sexual assault.






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Obama Administration Defends Israeli Airstrikes but Cautions Against Ground War

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:06pm
In a telephone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would try to help Israel fulfill its goal of stopping Hamas’s rocket fire without a ground assault.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Group Files Suit Over 2013 Gun Law

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:02pm
A gun control group filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against a law that challenges federal authority to regulate firearms.






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National Briefing: Judge Rules Against Colorado’s Ban on Gay Marriage

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:00pm
Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Wednesday struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban, making it the 16th state to invalidate a prohibition on gay marriages in the past year.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Trial in Theater Shooting Is Delayed

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:54pm
The trial in the Aurora theater shooting was delayed for the third time on Wednesday because a sanity evaluation of the defendant, James Holmes, will take more time than expected.






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Republicans Say Ex-I.R.S. Official May Have Circumvented Email

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:46pm
Lois Lerner, who is at the center of an I.R.S. scandal, may have used an instant-messaging system instead of email so that her communications could not be retrieved, lawmakers said.






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