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National Briefing | South: Florida: New, Longer Sentence in Terrorism Case

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:37pm
José Padilla, convicted in 2007 of supporting Al Qaeda and terrorism conspiracy, was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Two More Die in Neighborhood Attack

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:35pm
An elderly couple severely beaten in their Kansas City home, allegedly by a man also accused of fatally shooting three of their neighbors, died Tuesday after being taken off life support.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Kansas: Democrat Asks to Be Removed From Ballot

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:33pm
Chad Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Senate, filed a petition on Tuesday with the Kansas Supreme Court to have his name removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Nevada: Flooding Shuts Stretch of Interstate

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
Heavy rains and flash flooding throughout the Southwest washed away portions of Interstate 15 in Nevada, prompting state officials to close a nearly 50-mile stretch between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

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National Briefing | Washington: Federal Report Describes Trouble for Some Birds

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
After the National Audubon Society released a report saying 650 bird species will be threatened by climate change, a report released by other agencies concluded that nearly one-third of American birds are in trouble.

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Hawks’ Owner Bruce Levenson’s Comments Underscore Atlanta’s Racial Unease

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:22pm
In a region that is practically religious about sports, remarks made by Bruce Levenson — co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks — have become touchstones for larger questions about the city’s identity.

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Primaries in Northeast Set the Stage for the Fall

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:45pm
Gina M. Raimondo, the Democratic treasurer of Rhode Island, won a convincing victory to become her party’s nominee for governor — just one of several primaries taking place across New England on Tuesday.

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Janay Palmer, Ray Rice’s Wife, Implied the Assault Was Taken Out of Context

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:29pm
After Ray Rice’s football contract was terminated by his team on Monday, Janay Palmer Rice became a public example of the complex psychology of women abused by men.

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5 Children Found Dead in Alabama After Search

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:42pm
A South Carolina man, identified as Timothy Ray Jones Jr., led the authorities on Tuesday to the bodies of his children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search across the South.

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Detroit Clears Crucial Hurdle on Bankruptcy

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:33pm
The biggest opponent to Detroit’s blueprint for rising out of bankruptcy has reached an agreement with the city, court documents show, prompting an adjournment in a trial over the city’s plan.
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Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:58pm
An Australian Pentecostal megachurch powered by a recording label that dominates Christian contemporary music, Hillsong has become a phenomenon.
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Lt. Gov. Lavon L. Heidemann of Nebraska Steps Down

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:05pm
Mr. Heidemann quit Tuesday amid domestic-abuse allegations, but his name might still be listed as a candidate in November.
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Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle for Racial Diversity

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:48pm
There are nearly 400 police departments where a predominantly white force serves in mostly minority towns, showing the difficulty, even where there is a will, in hiring more minorities.

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Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:45pm
A Massachusetts district attorney said he shared two defendants’ concern about the hazards of climate change.

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After First Plan Is Blocked, Virginia Governor Reduces Medicaid Expansion Goals

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:26pm
An angry Gov. Terry McAuliffe was forced to retreat after losing a fight with the Republican-dominated General Assembly.

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Lack of Sleep Is Ruled Factor in 2013 UPS Plane Crash

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:36pm
The National Transportation Safety Board also found other errors that contributed to a crash that is reopening a debate about fatigue for pilots hauling packages.

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Rise in Drug Use Is Found in Pilots Killed in Crashes

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:13pm
Investigators are increasingly finding evidence of prescription, over-the-counter and illicit drugs in pilots who die in accidents, officials say.

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Motherlode Blog: A Simple ‘Dump-It’ Meal for a Busy Tuesday

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:05pm
A dinner designed for a parent with more on his or her mind than “I wonder if rice wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar would be better here.”
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Motherlode Blog: A Fast, Simple Dinner for a Monday Night

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:49pm
A detailed plan for getting dinner on the table tonight.

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Hopes for a Strong El Niño Fade in California

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:19pm
In its latest monthly forecast, the federal Climate Prediction Center said that while El Niño was still expected, it would not bring the heavy rains California needs to end its drought.

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