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First Draft: Republicans Savor Sweet Victory

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:02pm
Cake being taken out of a Senate G.O.P. luncheon.






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First Draft: Warren’s Leadership Job Could Be Liberal Liaison

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:57am
Democratic leaders are hoping to make Elizabeth Warren a liaison to the party’s liberal groups, to ensure that they have a voice in leadership meetings.






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Motherlode Blog: To A.P. or Not to A.P., That Is the Question

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:49am
Advanced Placement courses can be a real boon to students motivated by intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. But for students looking to please their parents or for those in pursuit of transcript padding and other false academic idols, A.P. courses can be an unpleasant and unhealthy slog.
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DealBook: Big Banks Are Fined $4.25 Billion in Inquiry Into Currency-Rigging

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:38am
The fines come as regulators are increasingly targeting a business culture in the financial industry that they say encourages improper conduct by its employees.






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First Draft: White House Hints at XL Pipeline Veto

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:31am
President Obama has largely left the cap on his veto pen, but that might not be the case for much longer.






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First Draft: A Technicolor Tribute to a Retiring Congressman

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:26am
Representative Howard Coble is retiring from the House at the end of this year, and taking his cadre of signature madras jackets with him to North Carolina.






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First Draft: It’s McConnell, Unanimously

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:30am
Senator Mitch McConnell was elected unanimously as incoming Senate majority leader. Caucus gives him a standing ovation.






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First Draft: A ‘Perception That We Need to Change Things’

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:01am
Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, says she will not vote for Senator Harry Reid to continue as leader of the party in the Senate.






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Climate Accord Relies on Environmental Policies Now in Place

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:42am
The United States and China should both be able to meet the stated goals by aggressively pursuing policies that are largely underway, analysts said.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:43am
With the last session of the 113th Congress underway, Democrats are looking to expand their leadership ranks, and members of both parties are preparing to pass some legislation.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: On the Sidelines in Myanmar

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:22am
President Obama and Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia at the East Asia summit plenary session in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Thursday.






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U.S. Tells U.N. Panel of Steps to Revise Interrogation Policy

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:25am
The acting State Department legal adviser told a United Nations panel that monitors torture that the United States had used cruel treatment after the Sept. 11 attacks.






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Fiscal Challenges: Kansas Announces Big Budget Gap, but True Gap May Be Even Larger

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:15am
The state is counting on collecting slightly more personal income tax this year than last. But it is not on track to do so.
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Financial Pressures Ease on Students, Studies Say

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01am
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.






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In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:29pm
The landmark agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by President Obama that the environment will be a winning cause for Democrats.






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New York Initiative to Help Other Cities Clear Rape-Kit Backlogs

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:16pm
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, announced a program to assist other jurisdictions with untested rape kits, which number in the hundreds of thousands nationally.






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Health Officials Reassess Strategy to Combat Ebola in Liberia

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:10pm
As the rate of new infections has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating whether to shift money that was planned for the centers into other programs to combat future outbreaks.






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In Deaths of Dogs in Arizona, a Human Story of Loss and Intrigue

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:29pm
The deaths of 22 dogs in June at a boarding business in Gilbert, Ariz., remain a big story, with a senator’s son indicted and people still mourning their pets.






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Army Cuts Hit Officers Hard, Especially Ones Up From Ranks

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:06pm
Faced with declining budgets, the Army has had to cut its force, and, for reasons the Army has not explained, the largest group of officers being pushed out — nearly one in five — began as enlisted soldiers.






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U.S. Accepts Trinity’s Plan to Test Design of Guardrail

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:58pm
The ET-Plus, made by Trinity Industries and suspected of malfunctioning during crashes, will be tested by a research organization in San Antonio.






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