The New York Times

Congress Gives Final Approval to Aid Rebels in Fight With ISIS

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:48pm
Lawmakers sidestepped the debate over the extent of American military action until the lame-duck session of Congress later this year.

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States In Play: In Georgia, Politics Moves Past Just Black and White

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:46pm
With an emerging population of immigrants who do not or cannot vote, Democrats are trying to increase black turnout and bring back moderate whites.
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Kansas Justices Back Senate Candidate’s Withdrawal

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:44pm
The withdrawal of Chad Taylor, the Democratic nominee, was upheld by the Kansas Supreme Court Thursday, helping the independent Greg Orman and dealing a blow to the incumbent Republican Pat Roberts’s campaign.

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In Closing Arguments, Arab Bank’s Role in Flagging Terrorists Is Debated

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:34pm
The federal civil trial, in Brooklyn, pits the bank against victims of terrorist attacks in and around Israel that they say were carried out by Hamas.
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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Deputy Lost in Floodwaters

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:12pm
Rescue crews were searching for a sheriff’s deputy who radioed for help in an Austin-area subdivision minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.
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National Briefing | Science: Global Heat Records Set for Month and Season

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:11pm
The globe smashed more heat records last month, including earth’s hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said.
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Ex-President Carter in Hot Seat, on Subjects Vital or Not

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:56pm
As Jimmy Carter’s time in office moves further into the past, the questions from Emory freshmen at his annual town hall get less predictable.
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Border Agency Is Authorized to Open Criminal Inquiries

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:43pm
Federal officials have faced criticism that they have failed to respond to accusations of abuse by agents.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Death on a Bike

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:40pm
The loss of a single cyclist has a chilling effect on everyone who pedals for work, exercise or pleasure. Can’t we get it right?

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Op-Ed Contributor: When Medicine Is Futile

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:31pm
Doctors need to be able to say “no” when more treatment won’t help.

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With Eye on 2016, Christie Resists Climate Change Plan

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:33pm
Gov. Chris Christie is adamant that New Jersey not participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, though most legislators say it would be good for the state.

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Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:16pm
The Obama administration said 7.3 million of those who enrolled had paid their premiums and still had coverage, the vast majority paying less than $100 a month.

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Clinton Shifts to Domestic Issues, With a Focus on Women

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:05pm
Democrats have said the ability to mobilize women, particularly those struggling with minimum wage jobs, could determine whether the party holds the Senate

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U.S. Aims to Curb Peril of Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:14pm
The Obama administration’s measures are part of the first major federal effort to confront a public health problem that takes at least 23,000 lives a year.
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To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:05pm
A proposal aims to address the problem of studies that go unpublished even though their findings can be important.
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Well: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:59am
New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:38am
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.

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Names of the Dead

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:12am
The Department of Defense has identified 2,332 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.

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Motherlode Blog: A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:45pm
After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.

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Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:41pm
The White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.
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