The New York Times

Jordan Hostage Crisis May Hurt U.S. Ties

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:11pm
The Islamic State gave Jordan 24 hours or less to release a prisoner. If not, the militants said, they will kill not only a Japanese hostage, but also a captured Jordanian pilot
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Leaders in New York and New Jersey Defend Shutdown for a Blizzard That Wasn’t

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:10pm
The winter weather laid bare the civic and political high-wire act of the modern snowstorm.
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Obama’s Plan: Allow Drilling in Atlantic, but Limit It in Arctic

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:10pm
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to open up a vast stretch of East Coast waters to oil and gas drilling.






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In Reprieve to Obama, Senate Democrats Agree to Wait on Iran Sanctions

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:01pm
While the House of Representatives weighs whether to impose new sanctions on Tehran, the Iranian Parliament is working on a resolution of its own.
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Health Care Enrollment Appears to Be Near Goal

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
As a Feb. 15 deadline approaches, the Obama administration said 9.5 million people had signed up for insurance this year through public marketplaces set up under the Affordable Care Act.






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2 Ex-Vanderbilt Students Convicted of Rape

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:48pm
A jury found Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of raping a fellow student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing.






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Pulse of the People: Fight the Temptation to Pay Attention to Polls

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:09am
Asking people which presidential candidate they prefer this early is about as useful as consulting a Magic 8-Ball.






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As in 2012, Romney Can Do No Right in Murdoch’s Eyes

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:00am
As Mitt Romney considers a 2016 presidential run, he again finds ill will instead of favor from Rupert Murdoch, a reality that has pained and angered Mr. Romney’s allies.






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Capital Field Notes: Hearing From Your Congressman, and Hearing and Hearing

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:37am
A look at the congressional franking privilege, a survival from Colonial days, updated for the Internet era.






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DealBook: Investment Riches Built on Subprime Auto Loans to Poor

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:11am
A booming business in lending to poor people with bad credit who need cars to get to work is as much about Wall Street’s demand for high returns as it is about used vehicles.






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Motherlode Blog: Totally Prepared. Still Freaking Out.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:54am
One would think that we’d be more ready for her; after all, we had been waiting for this moment for over three years. But “ready” and “get your car seat” are two very different things.






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New York City Is Spared the Worst Effects of Snowstorm

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:25am
Although driving bans were in effect and transit was suspended, the dire warnings that it could be one of the worst blizzards in the city’s history failed to materialize.






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Documents Show N.S.A.’s Moves on Surveillance Before Congress’s Approval

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:27am
A federal judge let the agency cull foreigners’ emails and phone calls without judicial preapproval before Congress authorized the spying, newly declassified papers show.






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Fuel for Economy: Gas, Still Not as Cheap as It Used to Be

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:31am
The price of gas, though down 50 percent since the summer, is still more expensive than it was for much of the 1980s and 1990s.






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White House to Propose Allowing Oil Drilling Off Atlantic Coast

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:25pm
While backing a decades-old effort by the energy industry, the Obama administration is also expected to ban drilling in some areas off Alaska.






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U.S. and India Share Sense of Unease Over China

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:22pm
President Obama found that his concerns were closely aligned with those of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the two leaders agreed to a joint statement chiding Beijing.






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National Briefing | Washington: Reid Is Home After Surgery for Injuries

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:07pm
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada was back at his home in Washington on Monday after surgery for injuries sustained in an exercise accident on Jan. 1.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Ex-Governor Free During Appeal

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:03pm
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled Monday.






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National Briefing | South: Alabama: State Will Contest Ruling for Gay Marriage

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:00pm
The state on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge’s decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.






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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Judge Unfazed by Pace of Bomb Trial

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:52pm
The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombing, said Monday that he was not discouraged by the slow pace of jury selection.






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