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G.O.P. Hopefuls, Light on Experience, Try to Build Foreign Credentials

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:49pm
Contenders for the party’s 2016 nomination like Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have a resume with just a few years in the Senate and little foreign policy experience. But so did Barack Obama in 2008.






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Lew Says Administration Is Near a Decision on Curbing Corporate Expatriates

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:16pm
In an address, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he would decide what action the administration can take to stop companies from moving abroad to avoid American taxes.






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Obama to Detail Plans on ‘Destroying’ ISIS

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:00pm
President Obama will make a national televised address on the plans to address the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Sunni extremist group that has killed two American hostages.






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S. Truett Cathy, 93, Chick-fil-A Owner, Dies

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:45am
Mr. Cathy was a billionaire several times over and, as a conservative Christian who ran his business according to his religious principles, he was at once a hero and a symbol of intolerance.






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Holly Bobo’s Remains Found in Tennessee

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:46am
Ms. Bobo was 20 when she disappeared in Parsons, Tenn., in 2011, and four people have been accused in connection with her death.






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Senate, Prompted by Ferguson Unrest, Looks at Police Use of Military Gear

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:30am
The federal government has provided military-style weaponry to local police departments since the Sept. 11 attacks, but with little oversight.






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White House Prospects: What You Don’t Know About Rob Portman Probably Won’t Hurt Him

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:30am
A moderate and relatively obscure senator who supports same-sex marriage might actually be a promising choice as the G.O.P. presidential nominee in 2016.






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Midterm Calculus: What a Republican Edge in Alaska Could Mean

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:15am
The polling in the state is suspect, but the data suggests that the G.O.P. has an advantage in a race that could swing the Senate.






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Obama Hosts Foreign Policy Experts, Laying Groundwork for Speech on ISIS

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:53pm
The president invited opinion makers to a dinner, where he spoke about his plans for confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.






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Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:02pm
The National Audubon Society foresees danger for more than half of the 650 species of birds in North America.






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National Briefing | West: California: 3 States’ Marriage Bans Considered

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:53pm
A federal court hearing over same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii began Monday with a lawyer defending Idaho’s ban facing tough questions from a judge on the panel






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Drought-Plagued Phoenix Is Swamped by Rain

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:49pm
More than three inches fell in eight hours, flooding homes and streets, and trapping drivers in their cars.
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White House Memo: A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:39pm
President Obama has been undermined by his own statements, like the one where he said Iraq was “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” with “a representative government.”
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U.S. Delegation Is to Visit Moscow to Review Claims of a Missile Violation

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:30pm
United States officials believe Russia may have tested a ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the 1987 Soviet-American treaty.
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Advocates Voice Dismay Over Delay on Immigration

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:25pm
Immigration rights advocates accuse President Obama of bowing to partisan political interests by putting off promised executive actions.






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As Obama Makes Case, Congress Is Divided on Campaign Against Militants

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:08pm
President Obama on Tuesday will begin laying out his case for an expanded military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria when he faces congressional leaders.






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Ferguson Sets Broad Change for City Courts

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:00pm
The City Council plans to approve several changes, including a citizen review board for the police department and a reduction in court fines that have disproportionately affected black residents.






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Respiratory Virus Sickens Children in the Midwest

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:53pm
For reasons that are not yet clear, hospitals in the Midwest and West are seeing an unusually large spike in suspected cases and a large number of children who need critical care.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Closings and Layoffs for Megachurch

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:45pm
An evangelical megachurch based in the Seattle area has announced that it is closing several campuses and laying off staff members because criticism of the church’s founding pastor has caused a drop in attendance and contributions.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Man Charged in 3 Killings Since 2003

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:43pm
An eccentric former political candidate was indicted on Monday in three killings in Alexandria.






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