The New York Times

Fort Hood Does Little to Keep Out Firearms

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:08pm
The replay of a shooting at Fort Hood raised questions about what lessons Army officials had learned from 2009, when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on a shooting spree, and how prepared they are to deal with threats from within.
    





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California Democrats Await Fallout After 3 Are Caught Up in Scandals

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:53pm
Charges of corruption leveled against three state senators brought a rare bit of bad news to a party that has come to thoroughly dominate politics in that state.
    





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State Officials Cite Technology Problems on Health Insurance Sites

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:48pm
Officials in five states said that their health insurance exchanges had been hobbled by problems like those that bedeviled the federal marketplace.
    





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Bush 41 Reunion Looks to Burnish His Legacy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:25pm
Allies and even former opponents of the elder George Bush will gather in Texas to mark the 25th anniversary of his presidency.
    





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Hand-Held Treatment for Overdoses Is Approved

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:15pm
The device, an injector filled with a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose, is small enough to fit into a pocket.
    





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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Death Toll Rises to 30 in Landslide

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:11pm
With the release of the names of two more victims, the number of missing is 15.
    





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Fires in Detroit Destroy an Artist’s Canvas: Vacant Houses

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:55pm
A project to fight blight by covering empty houses with colorful dots and discarded dolls, stuffed animals and other items has been marred by what officials suspect is arson.
    





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Israel Halts Prisoner Release as Talks Hit Impasse

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:50pm
The decision was a response to a Palestinian push to join 15 international conventions and treaties, which Israel regarded as an unacceptable move.
    
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Agreement on Interstate Repair Needs, but Not on How to Pay for Them

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:42pm
Lawmakers and some groups are pushing to lift the ban on Interstate tolls, but some businesses like FedEx and McDonald’s fear increased costs and a loss of customers.
    





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Fort Hood Gunman Was Being Treated for Depression

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:38pm
Officials said Specialist Ivan Lopez, accused of killing three people at the Texas base, had been prescribed a sleep aid and other medications, and that he had a “clean record.”
    





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Motherlode Blog: Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:03pm
New research suggests that kindergarteners are capable of learning more advanced math concepts than are offered in most classrooms.
    





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Senate Panel Votes to Reveal Report on C.I.A. Interrogations

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:04pm
People who have read the report have said it details the C.I.A.’s brutal methods of interrogating terrorism suspects in the years after Sept. 11, 2001.
    





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Talk of Freeing a Spy for Israel Stirs Old Unease for U.S. Jews

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:59pm
More and more Jews say the time to free Jonathan J. Pollard is long past, but they are unsure whether he should be used as a chit in a diplomatic transaction with Israel.
    





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The Lede: Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Decision

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:13am
The Supreme Court decision struck down limits on federal campaign contributions. It only concerned those from individuals. Federal law continues to ban contributions by corporations and unions.
    





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Out of Work, Out of Benefits, and Running Out of Options

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:02am
Short-term unemployment has fallen to its prerecession level, but long-term unemployment remains more than twice as high as it was in 2007.
    
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