The New York Times

In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:09pm
It has been 53 years since the Supreme Court ruled that states could not have a “religious test” for public office, but a belief in God remains a requirement in Maryland and other states.






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Berkeley Journal: A Step-by-Step Guide to Berkeley’s Many Quirks

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 3:29pm
Tom Dalzell has walked all over Berkeley documenting the city’s material oddities — adding fire to a debate over how quirky Berkeley really is.






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Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Questions remain about the extent to which video can prevent violent citizen encounters or clarify the boundaries of appropriate police response.
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Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Questions remain about the extent to which video can prevent violent citizen encounters or clarify the boundaries of appropriate police response.
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Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are ‘No Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Questions remain about the extent to which video can prevent violent citizen encounters or clarify the boundaries of appropriate police response.
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Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of University of Virginia Rape

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:42pm
The magazine acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.






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1,000 Extra U.S. Soldiers Will Remain in Afghanistan

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:12pm
The extra deployments appear to be intended to meet personnel requirements necessary to maintain bases across the country, including Kandahar Airfield.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Hate Crime Inquiry in Hit-and-Run Death

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:36pm
A man was charged with murder on Friday in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old boy who was leaving the Somali Center of Kansas City, in what the F.B.I. is investigating as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said.






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Brooklyn Man Charged in Phone Fraud That Targeted Elderly People

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:29pm
Allah Justice McQueen was arrested in connection with a scheme that the authorities said defrauded elderly victims in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Texas and Washington of more than $170,000.
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Police Killings Reveal Chasms Between Races

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:59pm
The recent high-profile deaths of black people at the hands of police officers have exposed sharp differences about race relations in unexpected and often uncomfortable ways.






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Experts See Legal Hazards in States’ Immigration Suit

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:49pm
The 18 states that have filed suit challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration may have trouble proving how the decision harms them, some legal experts said.






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Hillary Clinton’s History as First Lady: Powerful, but Not Always Deft

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:35pm
The release of candid interviews of Clinton administration aides shows Hillary Rodham Clinton’s years as first lady were rife with explosive and often politically clumsy dealings.
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First Draft: For Prince William and Catherine, a Trip Full of Politicians

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:25pm
British royalty will meet with American political royalty next week when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge descend on the East Coast to make the rounds and infuse New York with a dose of English glamour.






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Washington Memo: After Jobs Report, Obama Takes a Little Credit

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:24pm
The recovery has gained enough traction, White House officials say, that President Obama can make a robust case for how the accelerating job growth is likely to translate into higher wages.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Wisconsin: G.O.P. Will Target Union Dues

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:21pm
Republicans plan to start the new year by introducing a right-to-work measure that would prohibit private-sector labor unions from requiring workers to pay dues.
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Ferguson Protesters Reach the Missouri Capital With Their Message

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:19pm
A group led by the N.A.A.C.P. has asked for the appointment of a special prosecutor in the killing of Michael Brown.
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Power Savings of Smart Meters Prove Slow to Materialize

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:10pm
Modern power meters are meant to talk directly to power companies, their customers and their customers’ dishwashers, but they have yet to live up to their potential.
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CBS Shuts Off Programming for Dish Network

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:05pm
CBS programming went dark for Dish subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and several other markets after six months of talks failed.
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In Ashton Carter, Nominee for Defense Secretary, a Change In Direction

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:04pm
Mr. Carter, whom President Obama nominated on Friday to be defense secretary, is a centrist who may advocate a stronger use of American power.






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Brighter Economy Raises Odds of Action in Congress

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:02pm
An improving labor market, broad economic growth and a falling federal budget deficit are brightening the prospect of bipartisan cooperation next year.
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