The New York Times

For Boston, a New Beginning After a Safe Ending to Its Marathon

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:02pm
More than 35,000 runners participated in the Boston Marathon, a year after three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in a bombing at the race.

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On Running: A Restorative Triumph After the Bomb Blasts

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:50pm
No runners showed more resilience at the Boston Marathon than a group of 28 who were injured in last year’s bombing and ran Monday as a form of therapy and a show of defiance.
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Looking at Costs and Risks, Many Skip Health Insurance

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:48pm
Americans who have chosen to be uninsured cited cost, frustration and ideology as some of the reasons they sat out the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act.
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A Year Later, It’s Old Glory in Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:01pm
Meb Keflezighi, 38, on Monday became the first American man to win the race since 1983. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s race in 2:18:57, a course record.
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Linking the Los Angeles Airport

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:29pm
A surge of rail construction could bring a project closer to fruition after years of disagreements.
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Boy Scout Troop Loses Charter Over Gay Leader

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:01pm
The decision bars a church-sponsored troop in south Seattle from using logos, uniforms or names associated with the Boy Scouts as long as the gay scoutmaster remains in charge.

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Skeptical Justice Scolds Coca-Cola on Juice Label

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:56pm
A lawyer for Coca-Cola remained poised under sometimes harsh questioning on its Pomegranate Blueberry juice blend, which contains only notes of either fruit.
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Defendant Killed by Court Officer at Utah Trial

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:42pm
The defendant in a long-running gang prosecution was shot and killed by a United States marshal in Salt Lake City after he lunged to attack a witness testifying in his trial, federal authorities said.

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U.S. Emission Rules Would Far Outweigh Impact of Keystone Pipeline

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:37pm
The proposed pipeline’s effect on emissions would be negligible — nascent regulations on emissions from coal and cars would have a far greater impact on global warming.
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Motherlode Blog: In Defense of Chocolate Milk

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:06pm
When schools took chocolate milk off the menu, children drank less milk and purchased fewer school lunches, a study found.

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Man Dies After Being Shot at Federal Courthouse

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.

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Coordinates: Science Tools Anyone Can Afford

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:58pm
Manu Prakash wants to grow a generation of young scientists by distributing powerful yet inexpensive laboratory instruments around the globe.
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2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:36pm
After a successful challenge of the legality of Oklahoma’s secrecy in obtaining lethal drugs, the State Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution to two men.

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Bucket List Item: White House Easter Egg Roll

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:13pm
Some 30,000 people crowded onto the South Lawn for the 136th annual event, including families whose names were chosen by lottery.

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Obama Names White House Counsel

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:30pm
President Obama is naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran Washington lawyer, as his next White House counsel, according to administration officials.

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Motherlode Blog: Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:16pm
In a conversation they have had countless times since his reading disability was diagnosed in elementary school, a mother and her teenage son search for ways to set goals and “do something that really distinguishes me.”

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Motherlode Blog: Brain, Teen: Brain, Child Magazine Devotes an Issue to Parents of Teenagers

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:57am
The magazine that brought many parents of my vintage through the toddler years has invited writers, including Ann Hood, to cast the eyes that once focused on potty training and sleepless nights onto sexuality, grit, college tours — and more sleepless nights.
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Justices Take Case on Status of Jerusalem in Passports

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:59am
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Congress may require the State Department to treat Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in American passports.

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Sidebar: Justice Stevens’s Solution for ‘Giant Step in Wrong Direction’

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:07am
In his new book, Justice John Paul Stevens proposes six amendments, one of which would address the Citizens United ruling on campaign finance.

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U.S. Promotes Network to Foil Digital Spying

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:49pm
The State Department and other agencies are spending millions around the world to finance local systems, called mesh networks, as more secure alternatives to the Internet.

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