The New York Times

National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Sharp Words, and Sentence of 6 Months for Man in Mob Attack

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to “beat the hell” out of him to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.






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National Briefing | Washington: Manning’s Gender Treatments to Be Begun by the Military

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:01pm
The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley Manning, from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to a civilian facility.






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At Hearing on G.M. Recall, Mary Barra Gives Little Ground

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:46pm
As senator after senator offered more criticism of General Motors, Ms. Barra, G.M.’s chief executive, signaled that there were limits to what the company would do.
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2 in Florida Said to Catch Fever Found in Tropics

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:26pm
The first domestically acquired cases of Chikungunya fever, a tropical disease that causes severe joint pain, were found in two Florida residents.






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After Two-Year Fight, Consumer Agency Orders Recall of Buckyballs

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:18pm
Unusually, the consumer protection agency made Craig Zucker, head of the company, personally liable for the cost of refunds, setting a ceiling of $375,000.
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The Texas Tribune: Lost in a Pressing Crisis: Perpetual Immigration Issues

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:05pm
Activists are concerned that longstanding problems like suspected abuses 0f border residents by federal agents are being neglected during the recent surge in illegal crossings.
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The Texas Tribune: Austin’s Black Population Leaving City, Report Says

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:41pm
Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a recent study.






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Compensation : Airline Will Not Escape Liability if Act of War Caused Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:47pm
The Montreal Convention requires the airline to pay compensation for passengers killed in a crash, regardless of whether it is at fault.






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Obama Seeks Infrastructure Repair Money

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:03pm
With bridges and roadways in serious need of repair, and Congress unwilling to free up money, the White House is turning to other sources.






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DealBook: Treasury Urges End to Foreign Tax Flights, but Quick Action Is Unlikely

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:33am
The Obama administration and Congress appear unlikely to take any action to stem the tide of such deals anytime soon.






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DealBook: Rupert Murdoch Puts Time Warner on His Wish List

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:30am
Although the takeover bid made in recent weeks by 21st Century Fox was unsuccessful, Time Warner may feel pressure to begin talks, potentially reshaping the media industry.






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Palestinian-American Teenager Returns Home After Beating

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:08am
Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities, flew back to Tampa, Fla., and was greeted by cheering supporters waving American and Palestinian flags.






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