The New York Times

Target to Stock More Environmentally Friendly Products

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:00pm
According to the Organic Trade Association, the industry grew to $31.5 billion in sales in the United States in 2012 from $8.4 billion a decade earlier.

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The Lede: An Editorial Cartoon on Native American Mascots Comes to Life in Cleveland

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:17pm
A news photograph taken last week looks remarkably like an editorial cartoon drawn 12 years ago imagining just such an encounter between an offended Native American protester and a sports fan who claimed that his outfit was a way of honoring indigenous people.

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Iran’s Choice of Envoy ‘Not Viable,’ U.S. Says

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:08pm
The Obama administration toughened its objection to Iran’s choice as its United Nations ambassador because of his role in the 1979-81 hostage crisis.
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Motherlode Blog: Measuring Motherhood, One Preschool Application at a Time

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:19am
I felt proud of the way I’d navigated through the Manhattan preschool maze we’d chosen — until my friend Jamie one-upped me, as I thought she had a hundred times before.

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Well: Panel Urges Low-Dose Aspirin to Reduce Pre-eclampsia Risk

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:11am
The condition, which usually occurs in the second half pregnancy, is a leading complication for expectant mothers and their infants, affecting roughly 4 percent of pregnancies nationwide.

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Motherlode Blog: Judge the ‘Rebel Heart’ Sailboat Parents, or Envy Them?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:17am
Are parents raising children in extreme circumstances, like on a sailboat crossing the Pacific Ocean, bringing children into their chosen way of life or selfishly exposing them to unnecessary risk?

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Tennessee Votes to Eliminate Special Tax for Professional Athletes

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:30am
The so-called jock tax, which charged athletes up to $7,500 per year for playing games in Tennessee, was the only one of its kind that charged a flat fee, regardless of an athlete’s salary.

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Mickey Rooney, Master of Putting On a Show, Dies at 93

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:07am
The exuberant entertainer led a roller-coaster life — the world’s top box-office star at 19, a bankrupt has-been in his 40s and a comeback kid on Broadway as he neared 60.

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2 Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:52pm
Charlotte and Eric Kaufman became the focus of a debate over parenting after they took their daughters — ages 1 and 3 — on a trip across the South Pacific that ended with a Navy rescue.

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National Briefing | New England: Rhode Island: Police Union Derails Public Workers’ Pension Settlement

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:04pm
A proposal that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island’s landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in pension costs, was rejected by police union members.

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National Briefing | Washington: Senate Approves Renewal of Jobless Pay

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:58pm
After a bruising three-month struggle, the Senate voted 59 to 38 on Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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U.S. Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It’s Not a Quick Fix

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:08pm
Liquefied natural gas from the United States may hold promise for Europe to reduce its reliance on Russia, but regulatory and market obstacles stand in the way.
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Daniel Clodfelter Succeeds Patrick Cannon as Charlotte’s Mayor

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:07pm
The City Council chose Daniel G. Clodfelter, a state senator in his eighth term, to replace Patrick D. Cannon, a Democrat who resigned after he was arrested on public corruption charges.

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Iran’s Choice for U.N. Post Denied Entry Into the U.S.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:04pm
Hamid Aboutalebi, who was to become Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations in July, was a member of the Muslim student group that took American hostages in 1979.
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Army Releases Detailed Account of Base Rampage

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:59pm
In their first detailed timeline since the shooting last Wednesday, Army officials described how Specialist Ivan A. Lopez, 34, stayed on the move throughout the rampage, driving in his own vehicle to three buildings, shooting and killing a soldier in each.

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Pressing Obama’s Agenda, Maryland Lawmakers Raise Minimum Wage

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:49pm
The General Assembly’s vote was a victory for Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said on Monday that he would also sign a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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School Funding Deal in Kansas Complicates Governor’s Campaign for Re-election

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:39pm
Late additions to the bill included diminishing job protections for teachers, which would almost certainly become a thorny campaign issue for Gov. Sam Brownback should he sign the measure.

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As Obama Spotlights Gender Gap in Wages, His Own Payroll Draws Scrutiny

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:22pm
A recent study, by the conservative American Enterprise Institute, showed that female White House staff members make on average 88 cents for every dollar a male staff member earns.

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Trio of George Washington Student Deaths Rattle University

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:54pm
The deaths of three students this semester at George Washington University underscore the difficulties colleges face in recognizing and addressing mental health issues.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Rein In Shady Tax Preparers

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:52pm
Unregulated scam artists cheat the poor of hard-earned refunds.
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