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National Briefing | Washington: Manning’s Gender Treatments to Be Begun by the Military

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley Manning, from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to a civilian facility.

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At Hearing on G.M. Recall, Mary Barra Gives Little Ground

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:46pm
As senator after senator offered more criticism of General Motors, Ms. Barra, G.M.’s chief executive, signaled that there were limits to what the company would do.
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2 in Florida Said to Catch Fever Found in Tropics

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:26pm
The first domestically acquired cases of Chikungunya fever, a tropical disease that causes severe joint pain, were found in two Florida residents.

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After Two-Year Fight, Consumer Agency Orders Recall of Buckyballs

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:18pm
Unusually, the consumer protection agency made Craig Zucker, head of the company, personally liable for the cost of refunds, setting a ceiling of $375,000.
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The Texas Tribune: Lost in a Pressing Crisis: Perpetual Immigration Issues

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:05pm
Activists are concerned that longstanding problems like suspected abuses 0f border residents by federal agents are being neglected during the recent surge in illegal crossings.
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The Texas Tribune: Austin’s Black Population Leaving City, Report Says

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:41pm
Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a recent study.

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Compensation : Airline Will Not Escape Liability if Act of War Caused Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:47pm
The Montreal Convention requires the airline to pay compensation for passengers killed in a crash, regardless of whether it is at fault.

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Obama Seeks Infrastructure Repair Money

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:03pm
With bridges and roadways in serious need of repair, and Congress unwilling to free up money, the White House is turning to other sources.

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DealBook: Treasury Urges End to Foreign Tax Flights, but Quick Action Is Unlikely

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:33am
The Obama administration and Congress appear unlikely to take any action to stem the tide of such deals anytime soon.

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DealBook: Rupert Murdoch Puts Time Warner on His Wish List

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:30am
Although the takeover bid made in recent weeks by 21st Century Fox was unsuccessful, Time Warner may feel pressure to begin talks, potentially reshaping the media industry.

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Palestinian-American Teenager Returns Home After Beating

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:08am
Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities, flew back to Tampa, Fla., and was greeted by cheering supporters waving American and Palestinian flags.

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Political Duel for California Governor Spans Nation

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:32pm
Gov. Jerry Brown’s most formidable G.O.P. adversary is turning out to be a fellow Californian who wields power from 2,700 miles away: Kevin McCarthy, the incoming House majority leader.

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Raising Stakes on Russia, U.S. Adds Sanctions

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:20pm
The new penalties, targeting a series of banks and energy and defense firms, go much further than the limits imposed so far in retaliation for Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine.

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National Briefing | Washington: Justice Department Investigating Lost I.R.S. Emails

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:13pm
As part of the inquiry, F.B.I. forensic investigators will try to recover the emails, which belonged to Lois Lerner, the former I.R.S. official at the center of the investigation.

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Towns Fight to Avoid Taking In Migrant Minors

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:42pm
Federal officials trying to house the influx of minors from Central America have been forced to scrap several proposed sites because of local opposition, as the issue grows more toxic.

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Bergdahl’s Lawyer Sees a Rare Case With Myriad Legal Options

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:25pm
The lawyer, who took on the case last week, said the Army’s course of action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was wide open, from court-martial to exoneration.

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Obama Likely to Seek Additional Time for Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:04pm
Iran has signaled that it wants more time to negotiate past Sunday’s deadline, but the president is almost certain to run into congressional opposition if he agrees.

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V.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost Billions

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:00pm
The Veterans Affairs’ acting secretary told a Senate committee that hiring 1,500 doctors and 8,500 nurses and other clinicians to work at V.A. hospitals would cost $17.6 billion over three years.
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News Analysis: 57,000 Reasons Immigration Overhaul May Be Stalled for Now

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:59pm
The influx of Central American children has led President Obama to focus on deportations at the moment he was preparing to allow more undocumented people to stay.

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California Death Penalty System Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:57pm
The sense of uncertainty and delay within the system, the judge wrote, “violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.”

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