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National Briefing | Washington: House Bill Calls for V.O.A. to Support U.S. Policies

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:10pm
The House passed legislation on Monday that is intended to clarify the mission of the government-financed Voice of America.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: 2 Men Are Charged in Fatal Carjacking

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:08pm
Jonathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford were each charged with three counts of felony murder and other crimes, the police announced at a news conference.






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National Briefing | New England: Maine: Man Kills His Wife, 3 Children and Himself

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:06pm
Detectives said Joel Smith, 33, shot his family inside their apartment in Saco around 11:30 p.m. Saturday with a 12-gauge shotgun.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: IV Placed Correctly in Execution, Official Says

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:05pm
The drugs used to kill Joseph R. Wood III went into the veins of his arms, said Dr. Gregory Hess of the Pima County medical examiner’s office.






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Georgia Democrat’s Senate Campaign Plan, Not Meant for Public Eyes, Is Published

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:50pm
The document said Michelle Nunn might be attacked as a “lightweight,” “too liberal” and “not a ‘real’ Georgian,” and laid out strategies to respond to criticism.






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Spending Big to Fight Big Donors in Campaigns

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:38pm
The recently formed Mayday “super PAC” has begun a $12 million ad campaign to help elect lawmakers of both parties who support proposals to diminish the influence of big donors.
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Advocates Shun ‘Pro-Choice’ to Expand Message

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:24pm
In this midterm election season, women’s groups like Planned Parenthood are shifting their language to reflect a range of health and economic issues that include abortion.






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Venezuelan Officers Linked to Colombian Cocaine Traffickers

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:13pm
The head of Venezuelan military intelligence was on the payroll of a Colombian drug lord, invested money in drug shipments and coordinated the shipment of cocaine, according to prosecutors.






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Locked In: When Cell Door Opens, Tough Tactics and Risk

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:02pm
Cases in Tennessee and elsewhere illustrate the risk of cell extractions, a common tactic in which inmates are forced out of their cells by prison officers.






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Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:01pm
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of Medicare and Social Security.






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Deal Allots $17 Billion for Overhaul of V.A. Health Care System

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:43pm
The agreement set off a rush to gather signatures from members of the conference committee working on the bill so that it could be put to a vote of the full House and Senate before a recess.






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Pagan High Priest Finds Few Believers Inside an Arkansas City Hall

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:32pm
Bertram Dahl, a self-described high priest of Paganism, and the city of Beebe in Arkansas have clashed over Mr. Dahl’s dream of opening a Pagan temple next to his house.






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Appeals Panel Rejects Virginia Gay-Marriage Ban

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:46pm
A 2-to-1 ruling by a federal circuit court followed similar rebukes covering Utah and Oklahoma, adding impetus for the Supreme Court to act next term.






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U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:00pm
The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials.
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Observatory: Shipping Lanes Threaten Pacific Blue Whales

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:38pm
Two major feeding grounds for the huge mammals are bisected by the routes of ships near seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif.
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Bits Blog: The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:41pm
The use of digital patient records has not led to overbilling, as feared, according to a new report — but it has not yet delivered efficiency gains or improved care, either.






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Itineraries: For Those Stuck in the Terminal, an Opportunity to Exercise

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:48pm
Philadelphia International Airport became the first airport in the United States to provide free stationary bikes for travelers to use.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Emotional and Practical Advice for Sending a Child to College

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:26pm
Parents, what advice do you have for someone sending a child to college for the first time?






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Citing Fairness, U.S. Judge Acts to Undo a Sentence He Was Forced to Impose

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:19pm
The effort in the case of Francois Holloway reflects a softening national view of sentencing, moving away from what is now generally perceived as an over-incarceration problem.
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Midterm Calculus: New Generic Ballot Surveys Don’t Show Signs of Republican Wave

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:05pm
None of three recent polls gave the G.O.P. a lead among registered voters on the question of which party should control Congress.






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