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The Bushes, as Distinct and Alike as Brothers Can Be

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:42pm
While loving and supportive of each other, George W. and Jeb Bush do not talk that often, according to family intimates, and they travel in different circles.
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Vernon B. Mountcastle, Brain Explorer, Dies at 96

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:30pm
At the dawn of modern neuroscience, Dr. Mountcastle showed how cylinders of neurons, dedicated to specific tasks, work together to process perception.






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U.S. Lawmakers in Cuba for 3-Day Visit

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:09pm
The delegation, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, will discuss with Cuban officials greater cooperation and remaining areas of disagreement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York is also planning a trip.
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Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:02pm
Cities are trying to clamp down as some amateur alchemists who turn their kitchens and basements into labs end up blowing up their homes while using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate.






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Restroom Ordinance Is Just One More Sign of a City’s Acceptance

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:53pm
An ordinance has abolished the traditional designation of “Men” and “Women” on single-stall public restrooms, a bow to the requests of the sizable community of transgender people.






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Political Memo: Republicans Like Their 2016 Options, Assuming They Avoid Chaos

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:02pm
With so many appearing ready to enter the presidential fray, the party has already moved to streamline the nominating process, for example limiting the number of primary debates.






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Lower Oil Prices Provide Benefits to U.S. Workers

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:43pm
Wall Street may be growing anxious about the negative impact of falling oil prices on energy producers, but the steep declines of recent weeks are delivering substantial benefits to American working-class families.
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