The New York Times

News Analysis: In a Safer Age, U.S. Rethinks Its ‘Tough on Crime’ System

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:38pm
Democrats and Republicans alike are rethinking the vast, costly system of policing and incarceration that was born of a crime wave decades ago.

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Washington Governor Seeks New Taxes as a Court Order Looms

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:46pm
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.

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Everyday Economics: Three Signs Pointing to Bigger Raises in 2015

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:30pm
New data suggests pay raises may become more commonplace, providing workers — who have endured years of stagnant wages — with some relief.

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Trial Begins for Former C.I.A. Official Accused of Breaching National Security

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:25pm
The official, Jeffrey Sterling, is charged with revealing a covert operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.

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West Virginia Revisits Science Standards

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:09pm
Members of the West Virginia Board of Education will take up the teaching of climate science after accusations that the curriculum had been revamped to appease the state’s fossil fuel industry.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Jeb Bush Defy the Tea Party and Win?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:59pm
Bill Clinton did something similar to the left wing of his party in 1992, but the depth of our political polarization makes the task much harder now.

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On Washington Metro, a Death Is Rare but Problems Are Almost Daily

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:53pm
National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on the scene a day after an electrical malfunction filled a Metrorail tunnel with smoke and killed a woman.

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Christie’s National Aspirations Underlie State Speech

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:45pm
The governor delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday, the same day a poll reflected eroding support among voters for the presidential aspirant.
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Michigan Governor Names Fourth New Manager for Detroit Schools

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:18pm
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.

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Economic Scene: The Costs of Stinginess in Medicaid

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:15pm
With a Republican majority in Congress looking to cut taxes and spend less, it is easy to forget that tightfisted government imposes real costs.
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Kamala Harris Makes Bid for Barbara Boxer’s Old Seat

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:10pm
With the California lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, not running, Kamala D. Harris announced she would make a bid for the Senate seat opening up with Barbara Boxer’s retirement.

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Motherlode Blog: Suburban Poverty, Hidden on Tree-Lined Streets

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:05pm
Maybe, back when we had so much more of it, I left enough money in a coat pocket to buy the gallon of milk I can’t afford now.

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Motherlode Blog: New Report Urges Less Intervention in Births

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:51am
“If overtreatment is defined as instances in which an individual may have fared as well or better with less or perhaps no intervention,” says a new report which collects and interprets the research regarding the hormonal physiology of childbirth, “then modern obstetric care has landed in a deep quagmire.”

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John McCain, 78 and Untamed, Savors Senate Dream Job

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:38am
The Arizona Republican, certain that he would have made a better commander in chief than President Obama, takes the reins of the Armed Services Committee.

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Political Memo: Recent History Hints at the Discovery of Common Ground in Washington

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:16am
After midterm elections in 1986 and 2006, the White House and Congress cooperated on bills to expand Medicare and the minimum wage. Now the parties in power are reversed.

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Obama to Announce New Cyberattack Protections

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:21am
Among the proposals to protect businesses and the government is a call for increased prosecution of crimes conducted through computer networks.

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Two Years After Aurora Theater Rampage, Colorado Braces for Trial

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:17am
After multiple delays, jury selection is set to begin Jan. 20 in the trial of James E. Holmes, charged with killing 12 people in a movie theater in July 2012.

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Mistrial Declared in Case of Ex-Police Chief Who Shot Unarmed South Carolina Man

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:44am
A jury failed to reach a verdict in the murder trial of Richard J. Combs, who said he had shot Bernard Bailey in self-defense in 2011.

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Woman Dies After Smoke Fills Washington Metro Tunnel

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:29am
Scores were taken to hospitals after a Washington Metrorail tunnel filled with smoke during the evening rush.

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