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Suit Alleges Widespread Deficiencies in South Carolina Foster Care

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:36am
The suit, filed by child-welfare activists, claims “well-documented failures” in the system have endangered thousands of children it is supposed to protect.






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Education Secretary Says Administration Is Committed to Testing

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:52am
Arne Duncan outlined the administration’s priorities for a revision of No Child Left Behind, indicating that testing was important to measuring achievement.






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Loretta Lynch Said to See Her Role as That of Traditional Prosecutor

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 8:38am
Friends say Loretta E. Lynch, an African-American reared in the segregated South, sees herself more as a traditional prosecutor than a civil rights advocate.






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Political Calculus: Scott Walker Shows Promise Heading Into 2016

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 6:00am
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, has the potential to attract broad support throughout the G.O.P.






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Harry V. Jaffa, Conservative Scholar and Goldwater Muse, Dies at 96

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:20am
Dr. Jaffa, a prolific author, helped shape modern politics by suggesting two lines about extremism and moderation at the 1964 Republican National Convention.






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Harry V. Jaffa, Conservative Scholar and Goldwater Muse, Dies at 96

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:16am
Dr. Jaffa, a prolific author, helped shape modern politics by suggesting two lines about extremism and moderation at the 1964 Republican National Convention.






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Obama to Call for Laws Covering Data Hacking and Student Privacy

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 10:05pm
The announcement is part of a weeklong focus on privacy and cybersecurity by President Obama ahead of his State of the Union address on Jan. 20.






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Robert Stone, Novelist of the Vietnam Era and Beyond, Dies at 77

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:31pm
Mr. Stone’s novels grappled with the spiritual as well as with modern history and mores.
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DealBook: Former Federal Prosecutor to Join Debevoise & Plimpton

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:26pm
David A. O’Neil will become a partner in the firm’s Washington office, where he will handle white-collar defense and cybersecurity issues, he said.
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Santorum Criticizes Potential G.O.P. Rivals as ‘Bomb Throwers’

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:25pm
Rick Santorum sharply criticized potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, indicating he intends to reclaim conservative primary voters ahead of a new White House bid.






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New Golden Gate Bridge Barrier Draws Sighs of Relief

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:05pm
For the longest period in its nearly eight decades, the Golden Gate Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic during the weekend as crews installed a stronger safety barrier.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Look to States for New Ideas

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:54pm
Why they are no longer laboratories of democracy.
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New Rules to Limit Tactics on Hospitals’ Fee Collections

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:50pm
The Obama administration has laid out detailed requirements to discourage nonprofit hospitals from using aggressive methods to collect payments from low-income patients.






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Religious Bias Issues Debated After Atlanta Mayor’s Dismissal of Fire Chief

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:29pm
Mayor Kasim Reed’s decision to terminate his fire chief last week for giving co-workers copies of a Christian self-help book condemning homosexuality is fanning new kinds of legal and political flames in Atlanta.






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G.O.P. Governors Face Test in Shift on Ideological Agendas

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:07pm
Republican governors taking their oaths this month have expressed more muted, less-ideological priorities, but are likely to be challenged by conservative lawmakers.






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Disliking Kim Jong-un, and ‘The Interview’ Even More

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 7:54pm
Several democracy activists with contacts in the North said the North Koreans they spoke with reacted to the film with derision and wounded feelings over the depiction of their country.
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Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 7:36pm
Educational technology companies are latecomers to exploiting the potential of the Internet, but venture capitalists seem to believe their time has come.
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F.B.I. Is Broadening Surveillance Role, Report Shows

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:39pm
Since 2008, the bureau has been assuming a larger role in the government’s warrantless surveillance program, according to a newly declassified report.






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Kerry Lays Groundwork for Obama’s Visit to India

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:24pm
Secretary of State John Kerry was in India on Sunday to set the stage for a visit by President Obama this month.






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Letter From Washington: A Pope That Makes Democrats Squirm and Republicans Wriggle

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:01pm
Pope Francis’ commitment to addressing poverty and income inequality is changing the conversation in Washington.
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