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U.S. Transfers 6 Guantánamo Detainees to Uruguay

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:14am
The transfer announced by the Defense Department was the largest single group of inmates to leave the prison in Cuba since 2009.
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This Land: Separated From Brother, Left to Toil Far From Home

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:02am
Leon Jones, a 64-year-old with an intellectual disability, was among the men recruited from institutions years ago to work in meat plants. He may be the last remaining laborer connected to an abusive system.






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Mary Landrieu Is Defeated by Bill Cassidy in Louisiana Senate Runoff

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:13pm
The victory by Mr. Cassidy, a Republican congressman, sent home the last Deep South Democrat in the United States Senate.






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Cyrus Vance Jr.’s ‘Moneyball’ Approach to Crime

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:16pm
The district attorney of New York County believes you can get crime rates to zero — if you just look hard enough at the numbers.






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Obama Is Found to Have Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:15pm
The president, who has had very few medical problems during his nearly six years in office, appeared to have symptoms of acid reflux, officials said.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Mama, Let Me Do Your Scarf So You Can Look Muslim’

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:42pm
One morning, my daughter found a scarf in my purse and declared, “Mama, let me do your scarf so you can look Muslim.” She said this in the same way you might say, “Let me do your hair so you can look beautiful.”






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After Retreat on Rolling Stone Article, Virginia Campus Still Uneasy

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:22pm
Students have endured a tumultuous semester: the disappearance of a sophomore, two suicides and an article about an alleged gang rape that put the university in the center of a national debate.






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2 Hostages Killed in Yemen as U.S. Rescue Effort Fails

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:16pm
Luke Somers, a journalist, and Pierre Korkie, a teacher, were being held by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen when they died during a raid by United States commandos Saturday, officials said.






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Courting Favor: A Hidden Coalition: Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:21pm
Republican attorneys general have formed an unprecedented, secretive alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda, an investigation by The New York Times has found.






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Killed Hostage Remembered as Devoted to Yemen’s Story

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:08pm
Luke Somers, who was killed during an American attempt to rescue him, had been a photojournalist with work published by Al Jazeera, The New York Times and others.






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Women at Work: Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg on Discrimination at Work

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:00pm
Hearing that discrimination is common is a license to do it.






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News Analysis: The Golden Age

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 5:06pm
Hoarding gold is the economy’s comfort food.
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Opinion: The Real Reason Richer People Marry

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:55pm
Similar patterns showed up in the last Gilded Age, too.
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National Briefing | West: California: Inquiry Into Cosby Abuse Claim Opened

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:41pm
The Los Angeles police opened an investigation on Friday into a woman’s claims that Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old, a department spokeswoman said.






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In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:09pm
It has been 53 years since the Supreme Court ruled that states could not have a “religious test” for public office, but a belief in God remains a requirement in Maryland and other states.






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Berkeley Journal: A Step-by-Step Guide to Berkeley’s Many Quirks

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 3:29pm
Tom Dalzell has walked all over Berkeley documenting the city’s material oddities — adding fire to a debate over how quirky Berkeley really is.






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Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Questions remain about the extent to which video can prevent violent citizen encounters or clarify the boundaries of appropriate police response.
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Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Questions remain about the extent to which video can prevent violent citizen encounters or clarify the boundaries of appropriate police response.
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Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are ‘No Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Questions remain about the extent to which video can prevent violent citizen encounters or clarify the boundaries of appropriate police response.
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Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of University of Virginia Rape

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:42pm
The magazine acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.






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