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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Fourth Victim Dies After Carjacking

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:17pm
The mother of three children killed when a carjacked sport utility vehicle crashed into a group selling fruit on a Philadelphia street corner for a church fund-raiser has died.
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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Health Site Will Stay State-Based

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:13pm
Officials said Friday that they would use a retooled state health exchange website for this fall’s open enrollment period.
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On Religion: Guided by History, a Jew Tries to Unite Two Faiths Divided by War in Gaza

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:09pm
As tensions between Muslims and Jews worsen abroad, an American Jew working for an Islamic nonprofit organization has received vitriol from Jewish communities for his criticism of Israel.
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Court Rejects Deal on Hiring in Silicon Valley

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:00pm
A judge rejected a settlement in a case that accuses tech companies of agreeing not to solicit one another’s employees.
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Coroner Is Said to Rule James Brady’s Death a Homicide, 33 Years After a Shooting

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:49pm
The medical examiner’s ruling could allow prosecutors to pursue murder charges against John W. Hinckley Jr. in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.






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Tiny Lead for Incumbent in Tennessee Primary Vote

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:31pm
Representative Scott DesJarlais led State Senator Jim Tracy by 35 votes after their Republican primary on Thursday, in which more than 77,000 Tennesseans voted.
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29 States Seek Tighter E-Cigarette Regulations

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:30pm
The attorneys general urged the federal government to prohibit the sale of most e-cigarette flavoring, fearing their appeal to children.
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Virginia Ex-Governor’s Trial Keeps Focus on Key Donor’s Character

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:19pm
The corporate mentor of Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a witness in the corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell, said his protégé jeopardized the company trying to curry political favor.
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Defense Seeks to Move Trial on Boston Marathon Bombing

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:58pm
The lawyer for the accused, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said that an analysis of news media coverage showed that the Boston region would not yield a fair jury.
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G.M.’s Woes Multiply as It Announces Further Recalls

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:48pm
The automaker recalled 312,000 cars, including Saturn Vues in the 2002-4 model years, which may have ignition problems; the company recent recalls include more than 29 million vehicles.
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Bipartisan Support, With Caveats, for Obama on Iraq Airstrikes

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:42pm
President Obama faced some skepticism among Republicans and Democrats over his strategy for the attacks on militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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Upshot With a Twist: A Tax Inversion in a Glass

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:33pm
A bartender's recipe for a Manhattan allowed us to claim it wasn’t American anymore.






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Hawaii Feels Iselle’s Force, and Another Storm Looms

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:29pm
Storm surges and high winds from Tropical Storm Iselle hit the easternmost island of Hawaii on Thursday, and Hurricane Julio could land over the weekend.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:39pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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