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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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First Draft: Verbatim: Channeling Gehrig (Sort of )

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:56pm
Representative Steve Israel joked about handing off the D.C.C.C. chairmanship.

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First Draft: Ben Ray Lujan to Helm Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:52pm
Representative Nancy Pelosi named Representative Ben Ray Lujan, a 42-year-old congressman from New Mexico, to succeed Representative Steve Israel as the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Campaign Finance: Mayday, a Super PAC to Fight Super PACs, Stumbles in Its First Outing

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:17pm
But its founder, Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor who has long opposed big money in politics, is not giving up.
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Ferguson: Governor Activates Missouri National Guard

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:51pm
Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said the National Guard will play a limited role, providing security at command posts, fire stations and other locations.
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For Obama, Executive Order on Immigration Would Be Turnabout

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:36pm
President Obama is poised to ignore his longtime opposition to a decision that would shield immigrants from deportation without an act of Congress.

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First Draft: On This Day: Congress Comes to Washington

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:46pm
The sixth Congress made its move to Washington on this day in 1800.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Between Unknown Cousins and the Children’s Table, Thanksgiving Can Be Hard for Kids

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:08pm
Now is the moment to prepare children for Thanksgiving: show pictures of past gatherings, remind them of the names that go with faces and talk about things like interrupting, playing with younger cousins, new foods and appreciating gifts but not expecting them.

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First Draft: First Draft Focus: Christie on the Hill

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:06pm
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey leaving the Capitol after addressing new Republican members at a lunch on Monday.

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First Draft: Top Democrats Urge Obama to Act Alone on Immigration

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:03pm
In a letter to President Obama, top Senate Democrats Monday urged the president to move forward unilaterally on immigration, saying they “strongly support” his plan to offer legal protection to some of the undocumented immigrants already in the country.

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First Draft: Billions of Dollars Mend Health Insurers’ Rift With Obama

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:44am
Once a favorite political punching bag for President Obama, the health insurance industry has reaped big benefits from the Affordable Care Act.

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Health Law Turns Obama and Insurers Into Allies

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:54am
Antagonism over profits and regulation has given way to rising revenue for an industry, and legal and logistical support for the administration.

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First Draft: McCain Lines Up Allies for an Assault on Sequestration

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:30am
Senator John McCain is lining up supporters old and new to protect Defense Department spending.

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First Draft: For Boehner, the Benefits of Turning 65

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:01am
Representative Nancy Pelosi has a birthday wish for Speaker John A. Boehner.

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