The New York Times

Stiffer Tax Penalties Used to Spur Insurance Enrollment

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:47pm
President Obama and his team are making a final, urgent push to boost government health insurance sign-ups in the next two days, in part by making sure people know that tax penalties for remaining uninsured have risen dramatically.






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Federal Inquiry Begins Into Muslim Students’ Killings in North Carolina

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:39pm
After searching the suspect’s apartment, investigators said they had seized at least a dozen firearms and an extensive collection of ammunition, holsters, cases and scopes.






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Op-Ed Contributors: A New Fix for Obamacare

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:31pm
What to do if the Supreme Court rejects the law’s subsidies.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Official Refuses Order to Halt Union Fees

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:15pm
The state comptroller, Leslie Munger, said Friday she would not follow an executive order by Gov. Bruce Rauner to hold up so-called fair-share union dues from nonunion workers.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: House Votes to Reinstate Death by Firing Squad

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:12pm
A proposal that reinstates Utah’s use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a crucial vote Friday in the state’s Legislature after three missing lawmakers were summoned to break a tie.






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Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:08pm
It will probably be several years before the fruit, which resists browning when sliced or bruised, shows up in grocery stores.
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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Governor Halts Executions

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:05pm
Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty on Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment “anything but infallible.”






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Beliefs: Conservative Politicians Abroad Seem More Accepting of Evolution

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:53pm
Unlike American evangelicals who can reside in their own church and schools, the English have a more unified national culture that makes it easier to teach and accept the science.






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Most Alabama Judges Begin to Issue Licenses for Same-Sex Marriages

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:42pm
The state’s probate judges saw a federal district court judge’s order that the licenses be issued in Mobile County as a signal for them to issue the licenses, too.






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Obama Calls for New Cooperation to Wrangle the ‘Wild West’ Internet

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:09pm
The president signed an executive order urging companies to exchange data on cyberthreats and receive classified information from the government.
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Opinion: Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:07pm
When we visit the great outdoors, we do damage we don’t even notice.
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In Alabama City, Gay Couple Try to Wed, Early and Often

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:18pm
Denied a marriage license on Monday by a probate judge caught between the state and federal courts, Keith Ingram and Albert Pigg have not lost hope.
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Opinion: To a Friend, on His Divorce

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:52pm
Welcome to your new life as a middle-aged single dude. Here’s what it will be like.
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Neighbors Say Suspect in Chapel Hill Shootings Was Threatening

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:01pm
Craig Stephen Hicks, charged in the killings of three students, was such a disruptive presence in his condominium complex that residents held a meeting to discuss him.






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Law Enforcement Issues in Missouri and Other States Spur Unlikely Alliances

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:53am
After Ferguson, white Republicans and leaders from conservative groups joined black lawmakers in backing a bill to limit the revenue Missouri towns can keep from traffic fines.






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Democrats’ Convention Choice Reflects Philadelphia’s Resurgence

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:32am
The city long overshadowed by nearby New York and Washington has learned to take pride in the creativity born of its relative affordability.






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Income Inequality: States Consider Increasing Taxes on Poor, Cutting Them on Affluent

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:15am
Some G.O.P.-led states may raise consumption taxes, which hit the poor harder, and cut income taxes, which hit the affluent harder.






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Motherlode Blog: Online Dating Rules for My Grandmother: Must Drive, Preferably at Night

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:44am
While my grandmother and I have always been close, her online dating experiment brought us closer, mostly because she called me four or five times a week (she kept forgetting her JDate password).






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Demographic Divide: The Mystery of Lower Voter Registration Rates of Older Black Voters

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:41am
An analysis by political scientists suggests that the lower rates might not be because of the legacy of Jim Crow.






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Incomes and Outcomes: Why Republicans Are Suddenly Talking About Economic Inequality

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:14am
A risky effort to take on a traditional Democratic issue could help Republicans close the empathy gap.






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