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Debate Over Ebola Turns to Specific Policy Requests

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:07pm
Republicans blame the Obama administration for failing to protect the United States. Now Democrats are saying it is G.O.P. budget cutting that has put Americans at risk.






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C.D.C. Rethinking Methods to Stop Spread of Ebola

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:54pm
The transmission of the virus to a nurse in Dallas forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study how health officials perform infection control at hospitals.






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Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:40pm
Dozens of the schools have sprung up around the country to teach computer programming, offering students a fast-paced curriculum and the promise of jobs.
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Household Finances May Curb Holiday Spending

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:30pm
Competition for shoppers’ dollars include health care and child care, personal savings, and even the new iPhone 6.
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Settlement in Lawsuit Over Priest Abuse Is Revealed

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:26pm
Catholic officials in Minnesota pledged on Monday to enact new procedures to help protect children from sexual abuse by the clergy.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Union Leader Will Not Run for Mayor

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:16pm
Karen Lewis, the Chicago union leader who had been considering a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will not run as she continues treatment after surgery for an undisclosed medical condition, her exploratory committee said Monday.






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National Briefing | West: California: Bilingual Parrot Silent About Absence

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:13pm
A parrot that spoke with a British accent when he disappeared four years ago has been reunited with his owner, and he now speaks Spanish.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Alaska: Same-Sex Couples Apply to Marry

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:12pm
Several couples lined up early on Monday in Anchorage to apply for marriage licenses a day after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex unions.






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: State Seeks to Delay 3 Executions

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:11pm
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a request to delay two executions in November and one in December because of a lack of drugs and to provide more time to implement new lethal injection protocols, according to court documents obtained on Monday.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Court Date Is Set for Perry

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:06pm
Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Oct. 31 as his lawyers tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power.






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A Common-Sense Approach to Fighting In-Flight Germs

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:05pm
The biggest risk of contracting an illness is in the surfaces passengers touch, so hygiene is important, medical experts say.
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G.O.P. Right Still Has Doubt About Christie

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:37pm
As Gov. Chris Christie lays the groundwork for a Republican presidential run, the distrust that he faces from social and religious conservatives may be the biggest and least understood obstacle.






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Motherlode Blog: Wanted: Books for Middle Schoolers Who Aren’t Yet ‘Teens’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:48pm
“People suddenly assume my seventh grader has become a self-obsessed jerk, lost in her iPhone and touching up her lip gloss. Nothing could be further from the truth. She wants great books, but not necessarily teen books,” and it’s hard to fit the bill.






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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:42pm
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.






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Sidebar: The First Amendment’s Limit: The Supreme Court’s Plaza

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:49am
Rulings have allowed a protest at a soldier’s funeral and struck down buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the plaza outside the court seems to be a different matter.






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Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:21am
The discovery will allow scientists to quickly, cheaply and easily test drugs that might stop the process in the first place.






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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Save the Princess’ Message Hurts Boys, Too

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:08am
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?






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In Florida, a Chance for Democrats to Win One Back

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:16am
The party sees the campaign of Gwen Graham, a daughter of a former Florida senator and governor, as one of its few genuine chances to reclaim a House seat.






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W.H.O. Chief Calls Ebola Outbreak a ‘Crisis for International Peace’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:46am
The virus’s spread in West Africa is “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, the body’s director general.






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One More Day of Protests Planned in St. Louis Area

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:59am
Seventeen people were arrested on Sunday, when police officers in riot gear confronted protesters at a sit-in at the entrance of a convenience store.






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