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Islamic State Sprouting Limbs Beyond Its Base

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 12:25pm
The Islamic State is expanding beyond its base in Syria and Iraq to establish militant affiliates in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, raising the prospect of a new global war on terror.






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Judge Rejects Suit Over Louisiana Drilling

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:02pm
A flood board had sought billions in damages from energy companies over coastal erosion, but the action was dismissed in federal court.






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De Blasio Chief of Staff to Leave City Hall for U.N. Job

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:00pm
Laura Santucci recently was charged with New York’s failed bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
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Former Army Sniper Pleads Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Conspiracy

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:57pm
Joseph M. Hunter, 49, and two other men had agreed to kill an agent of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and an informant for $800,000.






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County Coroner in Washington Plans Inquest Amid Furor Over Police Killing

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:50pm
The shooting of the orchard laborer in Pasco, who the police say threw rocks at officers, has stirred outrage among the Hispanic population in southeastern Washington.






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David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:38pm
Mr. Carr, a shrewd and well-informed skeptic, wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at The New York Times.






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Standards Are at Stake in a Fight Over Schools in Arizona

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:32pm
Officials in Arizona are battling over control of the Board of Education and the state’s schools, just one example of an increasingly fractious landscape of state education politics.
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Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon Resigns Amid Crisis

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:05pm
Mr. Kitzhaber stepped down amid a scandal that included a criminal investigation of the role that his fiancée played in his administration.






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Stiffer Tax Penalties Used to Spur Insurance Enrollment

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:47pm
President Obama and his team are making a final, urgent push to boost government health insurance sign-ups in the next two days, in part by making sure people know that tax penalties for remaining uninsured have risen dramatically.






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Federal Inquiry Begins Into Muslim Students’ Killings in North Carolina

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:39pm
After searching the suspect’s apartment, investigators said they had seized at least a dozen firearms and an extensive collection of ammunition, holsters, cases and scopes.






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Op-Ed Contributors: A New Fix for Obamacare

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:31pm
What to do if the Supreme Court rejects the law’s subsidies.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Official Refuses Order to Halt Union Fees

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:15pm
The state comptroller, Leslie Munger, said Friday she would not follow an executive order by Gov. Bruce Rauner to hold up so-called fair-share union dues from nonunion workers.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: House Votes to Reinstate Death by Firing Squad

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:12pm
A proposal that reinstates Utah’s use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a crucial vote Friday in the state’s Legislature after three missing lawmakers were summoned to break a tie.






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Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:08pm
It will probably be several years before the fruit, which resists browning when sliced or bruised, shows up in grocery stores.
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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Governor Halts Executions

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:05pm
Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty on Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment “anything but infallible.”






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Beliefs: Conservative Politicians Abroad Seem More Accepting of Evolution

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:53pm
Unlike American evangelicals who can reside in their own church and schools, the English have a more unified national culture that makes it easier to teach and accept the science.






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Most Alabama Judges Begin to Issue Licenses for Same-Sex Marriages

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:42pm
The state’s probate judges saw a federal district court judge’s order that the licenses be issued in Mobile County as a signal for them to issue the licenses, too.






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Obama Calls for New Cooperation to Wrangle the ‘Wild West’ Internet

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:09pm
The president signed an executive order urging companies to exchange data on cyberthreats and receive classified information from the government.
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Opinion: Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:07pm
When we visit the great outdoors, we do damage we don’t even notice.
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In Alabama City, Gay Couple Try to Wed, Early and Often

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:18pm
Denied a marriage license on Monday by a probate judge caught between the state and federal courts, Keith Ingram and Albert Pigg have not lost hope.
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