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Alaska Race Sees Democrat Quit Campaign for Governor

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:49pm
Byron Mallott said he would withdraw and run instead for lieutenant governor alongside an independent candidate, Bill Walker.
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Bernard F. Fisher, Honored for Bold Vietnam Rescue, Dies at 87

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:39pm
Despite warnings, the aviator landed on an embattled airstrip where another flier had crashed, taxied under heavy fire to find him, and got his comrade and himself out alive.
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National Briefing | West: Revival of Species Puts Some Fish Back on Plates

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:37pm
Dozens of species of popular West Coast rockfish that were once so overfished that the fishing grounds were declared a federal economic disaster are now abundant.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Shooter Sought in Three Killings

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:35pm
Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in shootings in a residential cul-de-sac in south Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: House Leader Wins G.O.P. Nod for Congress

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:34pm
Gary Kiehne conceded to Speaker Andy Tobin of the Arizona House on Tuesday in the tight Republican primary race in the First Congressional District.






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Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Damages in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:31pm
The settlement, a fraction of the damages paid by companies involved in the accident, goes a long way toward resolving Halliburton’s exposure to liability claims.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: U.S. Joins Inquiry Into Death in Police Car

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:27pm
The United States Justice Department said on Tuesday that it was investigating the death of Victor White III, 23, who died while in custody of Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies in March.






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Report Counters Claims of Migrant Abuse

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:18pm
Inspectors for the Department of Homeland Security’s found no evidence of “systemic abuse” at detention facilities, a report said.






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Congressional Memo: After Eric Cantor’s Exit, House Turns Sympathetic Ear From Big Business to Oil and Gas

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:14pm
Eric Cantor’s departure drives home a new political landscape: Wall Street has lost its most persuasive advocate, while oil and gas industries are on the rise.






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Bracing for New Challenges in Year 2 of Health Care Law

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:09pm
Early troubles under the Affordable Care Act are expected to be replaced by new difficulties as insurance prices fluctuate and more people sign up.






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U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:50pm
The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling abroad, began arriving on campuses to start a new school year.
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Infrastructure Cracks as Los Angeles Defers Repairs

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:45pm
Los Angeles’s decaying roads, sidewalks and water system reflect the challenges many American cities face after years of belt-tightening prompted them to delay basic maintenance.






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8 Youths on Run in Tennessee After Detention Center Escape

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:28pm
A group of 32 teenagers crawled under a fence at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, but most were recaptured.






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Arizona Police Report Says Parents Didn’t Realize Daughter Had Shot Gun Instructor

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:11pm
The report detailed the death of an instructor at a shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., after a 9-year-old lost control of an Uzi.






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2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:19pm
Two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent after a hearing in a North Carolina court focused on DNA tests that appear to exonerate them.






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High Health Plan Deductibles Weigh Down More Employees

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:56pm
Just as employers replaced pensions with retirement savings plans, more large companies appear to be making a similar cost-sharing shift with health plans.






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Military Medicine: Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00pm
Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.






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Midterm Calculus: You Lose, We Win: Consultants Profit Even When Candidates Underperform

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:22am
Why the market for pollsters, strategists and other political experts doesn’t work.






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Beards in Prison Hold Next Religion Test for Supreme Court

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:48am
Months after ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, the justices will hear arguments on whether Arkansas may prohibit Muslim inmates from having beards.






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Motherlode Blog: Homework and Consequences

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:06am
I didn’t have to ground him. I just had to carry out our deal. Incomplete homework preparation, no author visit.






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