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Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:17pm
Before a major data breach, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses against hackers despite alarms from security experts as far back as 2008.






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At U.N., Kerry Thanks Other Nations for Their Support in Fighting Islamic State

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:14pm
In drumming up support in the fight against a terrorist group, the secretary of state suggested that Iran had a role to play.
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Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Convicted in Campaign Finance Case

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:10pm
Prosecutors had accused John G. Rowland of obstructing justice, falsifying documents and committing other violations of campaign finance laws.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Debt Deal Clears More Hurdles

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:56pm
The Detroit City Council approved the creation of a regional water authority, pushing forward an integral part of the city’s plan to restructure $18 billion of debt and exit bankruptcy.






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National Briefing | South: Georgia: 3 Found Guilty Over ’09 Salmonella Outbreak

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:55pm
A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest food recalls in the nation and was linked to several deaths.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Deputy Swept by Flood Is Found Dead

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:53pm
Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff’s deputy, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters.






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National Briefing | West: California: Wildfire’s Progress Slowed by Humidity

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:52pm
Higher humidity helped slow the growth of a large wildfire in Northern California that the authorities said was set deliberately set.






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U.S. Hopes Face-Saving Plan Offers a Path to a Nuclear Pact With Iran

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:47pm
Before the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, negotiators have discussed a plan to remove the pipes that connect Iran’s nuclear centrifuges.
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In Death, Florida Family Reveals a Spiral of Domestic Abuse

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:38pm
Extreme poverty, drug addiction and debt plagued the Spirit family for years before, the police said, Don C. Spirit killed his daughter, six grandchildren and himself on Thursday.






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Republicans Switch Firm Handling Obama Suit

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:53pm
A lawyer withdrew from the case, reportedly under pressure from colleagues concerned about its political aspects.






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Women Allege Harassment and Abuse on Forest Service Firefighting Crews

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:39pm
A complaint alleges that the agency failed to stop workplace harassment and sexual abuse and retaliated against women who reported it.






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On Religion: Fighting Enmity Against Sikhs With Art, Talks and Superhero Garb

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:17pm
Vishavjit Singh, one of several hundred thousand American Sikhs, has reclaimed his religion while trying to help others understand it.






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Business Briefing: F.D.A. Plans to Revise Food Safety Rules

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:15pm
To account for concerns raised by small brewers, cheese producers and others, the agency revised provisions for water testing, manure, compost and spent grains.
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Name Brand: ‘Redskins’ Doomed Debate: Pizza Edition

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:54pm
A pizza chain in Washington offers a ‘Redskins’ sale. Six hours later, it apologizes.






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Midterm Calculus: In Senate Battle, the Wild Cards Become Alaska and Kansas

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:06pm
The two states would probably decide the election if it were held today, and they pose unusual challenges for election forecasters.
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Obama, Clinton Urge Women to Back Democrats

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:57pm
Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future.
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Op-Ed Contributor: To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:33pm
Reforestation might seem like a simple solution to climate change, but the science shows it could make global warming worse.






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Bits Blog: Home Depot Says Data From 56 Million Cards Was Taken in Breach

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:47pm
The breach, which went unnoticed for five months, has become the largest known attack on a retailer.






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A Beltway Battle That’s a Bipartisan Dream: Washington-Baltimore World Series

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:30pm
A season of regional baseball bliss has given the cities, both with their own Beltways, dreams of a World Series clash between the Nationals and Orioles.






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Political Memo: Democrats Reprise 'War on Women' Case Against Republicans

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:29pm
Democratic candidate are once again trying to accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women,” but they have a lot less to work with than in 2012.






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