The New York Times

Beliefs: Lebanese Adoptee, Searching for His Roots, Finds Islam

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:07pm
Daniel Drennan, now known as Daniel Ibn Zayd, rediscovered his Lebanese heritage and converted to Islam after he began seeking answers about his adoption as an infant by an American family.






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Birthright Trips to Israel Continue Despite Mideast Conflict

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:06pm
There have been some cancellations since the hostilities began, but 6,000 young people have visited Israel as planned.






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A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:03pm
The states are seeking to block efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon emissions from coal-powered plants.
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Obama Expresses Confidence in C.I.A. Director

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:50pm
Senator Ron Wyden has urged the Justice Department to reopen its investigation into the agency over its improper search of computer files of the Senate Intelligence Committee.






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Congress Off for the Exits, but Few Cheer

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:08pm
After a session in which both parties shared the blame for inaction on major issues, a five-week recess lies ahead.






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Victims of Defective G.M. Ignition Switches Begin Filing Claims

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:00pm
The process will ultimately help calculate how many people were killed or seriously hurt by the flawed switches.
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California Asks: Should Doctors Face Drug Tests?

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:59pm
A battle over a proposal, packed away in a broader initiative meant to raise the financial cap on medical malpractice awards, is being closely watched across the country.






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White House Memo: After Heated Week, President Blows Off Steam

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:36pm
President Obama revealed a long list of gripes in a nearly 50-minute news conference that ranged from a recalcitrant Congress that is refusing to deliver the emergency border funding bill he requested to a press corps that neglected to wish him a happy birthday.






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More Rejoin Labor Force; Jobless Rate Up to 6.2%

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:01pm
The government said 209,000 jobs were created in July, while economists had expected about 230,000. The unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent.
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Deadline Set to Redraw Voting Map in Florida

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:39pm
A judge admitted that he was unsure how to resolve the problem of illegally gerrymandered districts before elections in November.






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Court Allows Groin Searches of Detainees at Guantánamo

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:38pm
A federal appeals court said groin searches for contraband could continue at Guantánamo, even though it has led many detainees to stop meeting with lawyers.






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Jury in Ex-Virginia Governor’s Trial Hears of Money Transfer

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:32pm
Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a wealthy Virginia businessman and the star witness in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, testified for a second day on Thursday.






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Obama Expresses Confidence in C.I.A. Director

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:31pm
Mr. Obama said his administration has tried to confront the many crises around the world, and should get more credit for the effort, even when positive outcomes are not immediately apparent.
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In India, Kerry Seeks Compromise With Prime Minister

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:07pm
During his first meeting with the recently elected Nerendra Modi , the secretary of state tried to improve relations and close a divide over a trade treaty.
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Safety at School: Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:07pm
A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.






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Obama Casts Doubt on Chances of Gaza Cease-Fire

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:20pm
President Obama on Friday demanded that Hamas release a captured Israeli soldier unconditionally and expressed pessimism that another cease-fire could be reached.
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Midterm Calculus: A Republican Victory by a Nose, Not a Wave

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:15pm
In this week’s election simulation, the G.O.P. takes control of the Senate but doesn’t sweep the Democrats out of Alaska and Louisiana.






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Reanimating Bertha, a Mechanical Behemoth Slumbering Under Seattle

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:37pm
The world’s biggest tunnel-boring machine, nicknamed Bertha, is awaiting repairs, and getting it going again will be an engineering feat in itself.






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Motherlode Blog: The Kids Who Don’t Beat Autism

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:08pm
Applied behavioral analysis therapy holds the possibility of “beating” autism. Some families will achieve an optimal outcome; they say, some children will become indistinguishable. Our son did not, but there’s a lot besides autism that distinguishes him.






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Kerry Calls on Qatar and Turkey to Gain Release of Israeli Soldier

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:43pm
Secretary of State John Kerry asked the two nations to use their influence after the abduction, which took place shortly after a cease-fire was to go into effect.
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