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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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National Briefing | Midwest: Iowa: Governor in Hospital for Flulike Symptoms

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:51pm
Gov. Terry Branstad was hospitalized Monday after he fell ill at an event.






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Treatment of Overdose Will Cost Cities Less

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:46pm
The Clinton Foundation on Monday announced that it had negotiated a lower price for an emergency treatment that can prevent heroin overdoses with a company that makes it.






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World Briefing: Canada: Residents Tests Positive for H7N9 Bird Flu After Trip to China

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:36pm
A resident of British Columbia has tested positive for the H7N9 avian flu virus in the first documented case of the infection in a human in North America, the federal government said Monday.
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U.S. Aid Agency Suspends Group From New Contracts

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:28pm
One of the United States Agency for International Development’s largest contractors, International Relief and Development, will not be awarded any new contracts over questions about its spending oversight.






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Plan to Protect Refuge Has Alaskans Offended and Fearful Over Money

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:18pm
The bitter reaction to the Obama administration’s proposal to protect a huge portion of the Arctic goes beyond political divisions over oil and environmental policy.






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Budget Office Slashes Estimated Cost of Health Coverage

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:58pm
Changes to the predicted price tag for coverage under the Affordable Care Act resulted from many factors, including a general “slowdown in the growth of health care costs.”






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Decades After Sit-In, South Carolina Seeks to Make Things Right

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:24pm
In a courtroom on Wednesday morning, the State of South Carolina is expected to officially vacate the life-changing misdemeanor conviction that it secured more than a half-century ago against participants in a sit-in.






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A Drone, Too Small for Radar to Detect, Rattles the White House

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:12pm
A system to detect flying objects failed to pick up a small drone, raising questions about whether the Secret Service could bring down a similar object if it endangered the president.






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Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:01pm
The goal, announced at the billionaire brothers’ annual winter retreat, is an unparalleled effort by outside groups to shape a presidential election.






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C.I.A. Officer Is Found Guilty in Leak Tied to Times Reporter

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:01pm
Jeffrey A. Sterling was convicted of espionage on charges that he told a New York Times reporter about a secret operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.






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Marcus Borg, Liberal Christian Scholar, Dies at 72

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:59pm
Professor Borg was among a group of scholars, known as the Jesus Seminar, who set out to discern which of Jesus’ acts and utterances could be confirmed as historically true, and which were merely myths.
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Oklahoma Asks Supreme Court to Delay Executions

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:42pm
Legal officials in Oklahoma are seeking a delay by the United States Supreme Court until it decides whether the state’s combination of lethal drugs used in executions is constitutional.






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Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves as Poor Indicator of Risk

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:12am
Most siblings with a diagnosis do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported.






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Small Drone Is Found on White House Grounds

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:30am
Josh Earnest, the press secretary, said he did not have details about the size or type of the drone, but he said the Secret Service was investigating.






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Small Drone Is Found on White House Grounds

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:25am
Josh Earnest, the press secretary, said he did not have details about the size or type of the drone, but he said the Secret Service was investigating.






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Asked and Answered

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:36am
Excerpts from “Ask the Governor,” the call-in show with Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.






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In Move Toward Campaign, Christie Creates PAC and Hires Staff

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:38am
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will make his most decisive move yet toward a presidential run by creating a political action committee.
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Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:11pm
Since 2000, the middle-class share of households has narrowed as more have fallen to the bottom of the economic ladder.






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