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First Draft: Pelosi Keeps Leadership Post

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:22am
House Democrats have reelected Representative Nancy Pelosi to minority leader post.






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Some Republicans Lean Away From Government Shutdown Tactic

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:04am
A number of Republicans say the government should be kept open even as their party fights President Obama’s immigration plan.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: Say Freeze!

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:56am
It was a morning of smiles and shivers as freshman House members stood in below-freezing temperatures for their class photo outside the Capitol on Tuesday.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:02am
In the Senate, an overhaul of domestic spying operations is on the line.






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Study Shows Polar Bears Disappearing in Region

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:02pm
A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, a joint study by the United States and Canada found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.






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Landrieu Tries to Gather Enough Votes on Keystone Pipeline

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:18pm
As senators prepare to vote Tuesday, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, hopes her effort will help her in a close runoff election.






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Bill Frenzel, Key Voice on Economics in House, Dies at 86

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:10pm
Mr. Frenzel had been appointed to governmental panels by presidents of both parties since ending his 20-year career in Congress, and he was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.






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Motherlode Blog: Even the Democratic Caucus Can Fail to Accommodate Pregnancy

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:32pm
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.






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Clean Mining a Deception in Kentucky, Groups Say

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:32pm
Environmental activists are again accusing the coal company Frasure Creek Mining of simply duplicating pollution reports to steer clear of regulators.






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Doctor Being Treated for Ebola in Omaha Dies

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:16pm
Dr. Martin Salia, who died on Monday of Ebola, was two weeks into his illness and presented a steep challenge for treatment.






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Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:10pm
Officials say adding the kiosks with free Internet access will help close the digital divide, while others worry the city may be creating a monopoly.
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Massachusetts: Harvard, North Carolina Sued

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:08pm
Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were sued Monday by a legal advocacy group which alleged that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges.






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California: Manson Takes Out Marriage License

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:05pm
The mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him at Corcoran State Prison where he is serving a life sentence.






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At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:54pm
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.






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Nuclear Agency Rules Are Ill-Suited for Plant Decommissioning, Leader Says

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:35pm
Allison M. Macfarlane offered a look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the industry before she steps down at year’s end.






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Dr. Irving Peress, Target of McCarthy Crusade, Dies at 97

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:46pm
When Dr. Peress, a dentist serving in the Army, was promoted to major, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy said he was convinced it was part of “special treatment for Communists.”






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State of Emergency Declared in Missouri for Grand Jury’s Decision on Ferguson

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:36pm
Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement allows him to activate the Missouri National Guard in preparation for a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager.






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Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:32pm
Scientists have created artificial intelligence software able to recognize the content of photos and videos with such accuracy that it can sometimes mimic humans.
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Democrats Shake Lineup in House Political Team

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:16pm
Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico will lead the party’s campaign efforts in the House, and Steve Israel of New York will work to communicate its agenda.






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First Draft: An Architect’s Vision

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:33pm
The architect of the Capitol posted a time-lapse video of the scaffolding being constructed that currently surrounds the building’s dome.






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