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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: State Seeks to Delay 3 Executions

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:11pm
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a request to delay two executions in November and one in December because of a lack of drugs and to provide more time to implement new lethal injection protocols, according to court documents obtained on Monday.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Court Date Is Set for Perry

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:06pm
Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Oct. 31 as his lawyers tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power.






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A Common-Sense Approach to Fighting In-Flight Germs

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:05pm
The biggest risk of contracting an illness is in the surfaces passengers touch, so hygiene is important, medical experts say.
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G.O.P. Right Still Has Doubt About Christie

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:37pm
As Gov. Chris Christie lays the groundwork for a Republican presidential run, the distrust that he faces from social and religious conservatives may be the biggest and least understood obstacle.






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Motherlode Blog: Wanted: Books for Middle Schoolers Who Aren’t Yet ‘Teens’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:48pm
“People suddenly assume my seventh grader has become a self-obsessed jerk, lost in her iPhone and touching up her lip gloss. Nothing could be further from the truth. She wants great books, but not necessarily teen books,” and it’s hard to fit the bill.






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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:42pm
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.






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Sidebar: The First Amendment’s Limit: The Supreme Court’s Plaza

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:49am
Rulings have allowed a protest at a soldier’s funeral and struck down buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the plaza outside the court seems to be a different matter.






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Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:21am
The discovery will allow scientists to quickly, cheaply and easily test drugs that might stop the process in the first place.






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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Save the Princess’ Message Hurts Boys, Too

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:08am
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?






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In Florida, a Chance for Democrats to Win One Back

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:16am
The party sees the campaign of Gwen Graham, a daughter of a former Florida senator and governor, as one of its few genuine chances to reclaim a House seat.






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W.H.O. Chief Calls Ebola Outbreak a ‘Crisis for International Peace’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:46am
The virus’s spread in West Africa is “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, the body’s director general.






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One More Day of Protests Planned in St. Louis Area

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:59am
Seventeen people were arrested on Sunday, when police officers in riot gear confronted protesters at a sit-in at the entrance of a convenience store.






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Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:15pm
As children’s books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media, parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to find out if reading an e-book should be considered story time.






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Judge Blocks Alaska Gay Marriage Ban

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:42pm
Five gay couples had asked the state to overturn a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1998 that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.






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Highway Guardrail May Be Deadly, States Say

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:33pm
A federal lawsuit claims that despite assurances from the manufacturer and the Federal Highway Administration, guardrails installed on highways do not function properly and could kill or injure motorists during crashes.
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Arrests Divide a New Jersey Town That Lived for Football

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:33pm
Some argued that if the allegations were true, the sins of the few should not ruin the lives of so many other Sayreville high school players, cheerleaders, and marching band members.
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C.D.C. Will Offer More Ebola Training to Health Care Workers

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:30pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would provide more training and urge hospitals to run drills to practice dealing with potential Ebola patients.






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For Infected Nurse’s Neighbors, Ebola Brings Worry to Doorstep

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:10pm
On Sunday, for the second time in two weeks, Ebola transformed part of Dallas into a scene of concern and contamination, with another day of uneasy questions.






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2nd Ebola Case in U.S. Stokes Fears of Health Care Workers

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:01pm
Officials were trying to figure out how a nurse who had treated Thomas Eric Duncan became infected despite wearing protective gear, as news of the new infection stoked the fears of health care workers across the country.






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It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 8:43pm
With the strangely shaped “pumpkinstein,” a California farmer found a way to carve himself a piece of the $7 billion in business Halloween now generates.
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