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National Briefing | West: California: Hunter Charged in Massive 2013 Fire

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:16pm
A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with starting the state’s third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred 400 square miles in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Offers Plan to Keep Water Flowing

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:14pm
Facing international criticism for water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars’ worth of unpaid bills, Mayor Mike Duggan announced that Detroit would offer payment plans to many delinquent customers.

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2 Senators Are Feuding Over Warmth of Their Ties

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:09pm
In a race that could shift control in Washington, Lisa Murkowski has threatened legal action if Mark Begich uses her image to highlight his centrism.

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Hawaii Prepares for First Hurricane in 22 Years

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:49pm
Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hit from a hurricane since 1992, as two tropical cyclones barrel through the Pacific toward the state.

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Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since Vietnam

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:49pm
Research on post-traumatic stress disorder among members of the armed forces beginning a generation ago has implications for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. Shortfalls

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:42pm
At an Army base outside Washington, the president promises the bill will allow for a major change in the “way the V.A. does business.”

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Detroit-Area Man Convicted of Murdering Teenager at His Porch

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:12pm
Theodore P. Wafer, 55, was found guilty of shooting Renisha McBride, 19, who banged on his front door in the middle of the night in Dearborn Heights, Mich.

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Russia Responds to Western Sanctions With Import Bans of Its Own

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:22pm
Moscow announced a ban on all beef, pork, fish, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway.

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Senator Quits Montana Race After Charge Of Plagiarism

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 4:10pm
Senator John Walsh bowed to pressure from Democrats to step aside so that a new nominee could be named.

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DealBook: Bank of America Offers U.S. Biggest Settlement in History Over Toxic Mortgage Loans

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:06pm
After months of stiff resistance, the bank has abruptly offered to pay $16 billion. The turning point came in an unexpected ruling from a federal judge known to be hard on big banks.

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Midterm Calculus: Yes, Alaska Is Hard to Poll. So Is Everywhere Else.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:02pm
Despite its reputation, Alaska is ahead of New York, Maine, Maryland and Georgia when polling errors are averaged in Senate races since 1992.

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