The New York Times

Pastor Led Son’s Gay Wedding, Revealing Fault Line in Church

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Frank Schaefer, like other leaders of United Methodist congregations, had difficult choices to make when his son acknowledged that he is gay.






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U.S. and Iraqis Try to Fragment Extremist Group

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:01pm
Officials are seeking ways to exploit fissures between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and groups that allied with it to seize much of northern and western Iraq.
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Biggest Scorer in World Cup? Maybe Univision

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:12pm
The huge exposure Univision has received from the World Cup shows how the growth of America’s Hispanic population is reshaping the media landscape.
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Legal Woes Pose Hurdles for Attorney General Tom Horne of Arizona in Campaign

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 11:22am
Mr. Horne’s campaign tactics are under scrutiny, and top Republicans, including Gov. Jan Brewer, Senator John McCain and Senator Jeff Flake, have left his camp.






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Their Way or No Highway: This Road Work Made Possible by Underfunding Pensions

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:51am
Gas tax increases are unpopular, so Congress has been turning to some wishful math to pay for road repairs.






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Report Details Hindrances Police Faced in Navy Yard Shooting

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:27pm
The District of Columbia police were hampered because a security guard had locked a video surveillance room, preventing officers from immediately making a clear assessment of the situation, the report says.






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Last Votes Cast Over Plan to Lift Detroit From Bankruptcy

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:20pm
Some involved in the process said that an unofficial running vote count in recent days appeared to favor the city's plan, which includes cuts to pension benefits.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: Delay on Same-Sex Marriage Benefits is Denied

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:47pm
More than 1,000 gay couples who married after the state’s same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in days after a favorable ruling on Friday from a federal appeals court.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Hundreds Battle Wildfire

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:45pm
Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington.






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Ruling That Rejects 2 Florida Districts’ Borders Casts Haze Over Coming Elections

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:49pm
With Florida’s primary election only six weeks away, it is unclear whether voters will cast ballots on Aug. 26 and then on Nov. 4 based on a map that a judge has declared unconstitutional.






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Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:24pm
A comprehensive review of earlier studies found higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits and vegetables compared with conventionally grown produce.






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Remains Thought to Be Those of American Missing in Mexico

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:18pm
The motorcycle found with a body appears to match that driven by Harry Devert, a former financial trader in New York and the subject of a long search.
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Ex-Governor, Jesse Ventura, Matches Outsize Image in Court

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:15pm
Jesse Ventura, the wrestling star turned Minnesota governor, objects to a book’s depiction of him as critical of the Navy SEALs.






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U.S. Knew Britain Planned to Erase Data at The Guardian

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:02pm
After Britain forced The Guardian to destroy hard drives holding data leaked by Edward J. Snowden, a National Security Agency official called the event “good news,” emails show.






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Republican Jews Alarmed at the Prospect of a Void in the House and Senate

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:51pm
Democrats say the Republican Party’s loss of Jewish representation is evidence of the party’s increasing homogeneity, while donors are finding other candidates eager to fill the gap.






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Chinese Businessman Is Charged in Plot to Steal U.S. Military Data

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:46pm
The owner of a Chinese aviation company spent years taking data from Boeing on military aircraft and weapons, the Justice Department said.
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Business Briefing: Senators Query Hepatitis C Drug’s High Costs

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:41pm
Two members of the Senate Finance Committee asked Gilead Sciences to defend the more than $80,000 cost of Sovaldi, citing the expense to federal health care programs.
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A Four-Star Female Admiral Makes History for the Navy

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:34pm
Adm. Michelle J. Howard, the vice chief of naval operations, has become the first female four-star in the 239-year history of the Navy.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Defendant in Theater Killing Granted Bond

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:55pm
A retired police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a fellow moviegoer during a dispute over texting has been granted release on bond, his lawyer said Friday.






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National Briefing | West: California: Ex-Official Gets Jail Term in Bell Scandal

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:52pm
A former council member from the city of Bell, Calif., was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years of probation for inflating his salary by sitting on fake boards.






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