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For Fifth Day, Hundreds Protest Grand Jury Decision in Garner Case

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:21pm
About 250 people marched in Manhattan, chanting and carrying signs to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
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Kennedy Center Honors Five, Second to None

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:54pm
The center bestowed its highest honor on Tom Hanks, the actor; the comedian Lily Tomlin; the singer Al Green; the ballerina Patricia McBride; and the singer-songwriter Sting.

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5 Die in Fire That Destroys 3 Homes in New Jersey

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:01pm
About 80 firefighters battled a fire in East Orange, N.J., that left five dead, including a 6-week-old baby, and damaged three homes.

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Pierre Korkie, South African Held Hostage in Yemen, Was About to Be Freed When He Was Killed in U.S. Raid

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:30pm
Hours from being released by Qaeda abductors in Yemen, in return for a $200,000 ransom arranged by his family and a charity group, Pierre Korkie of South Africa was killed as Navy SEALs tried to rescue his American cellmate.

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Rolling Stone Tries to Regroup After Campus Rape Article Is Disputed

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:56pm
After The Washington Post raised doubts on its story of rape at the University of Virginia, Rolling Stone is weighing how to report on people who have suffered violence or trauma.

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Dallas Physician in Nation’s First Ebola Case Acknowledges Errors in Treatment

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:55pm
In a report published by The Dallas Morning News on Sunday, the Texas emergency room physician who misdiagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States acknowledged his error.

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Military-Style Technology Finds Way Into School District Safety Measures

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:41pm
Many experts say limited resources may be better spent on mental health services and training for teachers and students on what to do if their peers talk about bringing a gun to school.

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Political Memo: For Obama, a Go-It-Alone Push Fits the Times

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:29pm
President Obama, once determined to change a political system “that’s divided us for too long,” has adopted an unconciliatory strategy for achieving his goals.

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Paid to Promote Eye Drug, and Prescribing It Widely

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:17pm
Half of the 20 doctors who received the most money from Genentech to promote its drug Lucentis in 2013 were among the highest users of the drug in 2012, a federal database shows.
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Ralph H. Baer, Inventor of First System for Home Video Games, Is Dead at 92

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:13pm
Mr. Baer, who worked as an engineer at a military contractor, became obsessed with building a “game box” that would allow people to play board, action, sports and other games on a standard television set.
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Arrive, and New York City Checks Its Tie

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:40pm
After weeks of planning and jitters about protocol, the city welcomed Prince William and his wife, Catherine, for a three-day visit.
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Police Face a Long and Complex Task to Mend Distrust Deepened by Killings

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:40pm
After killings in New York, Ferguson, Mo., and Cleveland, some analysts say a broad shift in training is needed, along with changes in officers’ behavior and attitudes.

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Retro Report: Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:45pm
The online music sharing service lasted only two years, but it raised questions that have persisted for publishing industries.

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Obama’s Net Neutrality Bid Divides Civil Rights Groups

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:56pm
The vision for regulation of the Internet has met with opposition from the N.A.A.C.P. and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, while other civil rights groups support treating Internet access as an essential service.

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Rensselaer President Leads List of Highest-Paid Private College Leaders

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:52pm
Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned $7,143,312 in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of salaries at private colleges.

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Washington Post Reporter, Detained in Iran, Is Charged

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:14pm
After a 10-hour court session, Jason Rezaian, who holds both American and Iranian citizenship, was charged by Iranian officials but he was not told what he was being charged with.

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U.S. Returns a Militant Leader to Pakistan

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:08pm
The release of Latif Mehsud, who had been held by the Americans in Afghanistan, was ostensibly part of a process to repatriate foreign prisoners.
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Motherlode Blog: Church on Sunday: Because Spiritual Education Takes More Than Good Intentions

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:23am
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying “no” and “because I said so.” I’m tempted to just say, “Fine, let’s skip church today.” But I don’t.

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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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