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G.O.P. Pushes Back on Approving Border Funds

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:49pm
Congressional Republicans signaled that they expected concessions in exchange for approving President Obama’s request for nearly $4 billion to handle the surge of migrants from Central America.






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Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:41pm
The apparent cure had raised the thrilling possibility that aggressive early treatment might be able to reverse infections in newborns — and perhaps even in newly infected adults.






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Natural Gas Pipeline Plan Creates Rift in Massachusetts

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:39pm
Property owners are caught between the need to cooperate with increasing the energy supply and the desire to protect their land.
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House and Senate Committees Offer Competing Rescue Plans for Highway Fund

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:29pm
The potential deal raises the possibility of a clash between the House and Senate versions of the legislation, just weeks before the fund could go broke.






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Amazon Sued Over Billing for App Store Purchases

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:20pm
The Federal Trade Commission contended that Amazon improperly billed customers for “many millions of dollars” of charges that children made without their parents’ consent.
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Suit Against Obama to Focus on Health Law, Boehner Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:56pm
Speaker John A. Boehner said his lawsuit against the president would focus on changes to the health care law that should have been left to Congress.






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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Before Recession

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 5:54pm
Unemployment claims dropped by 11,000 as the labor market continued to improve.
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DealBook: Start-Ups Make Political Organizing Mobile-Ready

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 5:32pm
Companies like Phone2Action and CrowdHall are providing services that were once the province of legislators and political parties.






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As Gold and Gambling Lose Their Luster, Deadwood Seeks a Spark

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:55pm
As more states legalize casinos, dissipating the power of that lure, the South Dakota town is trying to restyle its history and offerings into a new tourist-friendly package.






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Justice Dept. Declines to Investigate C.I.A. Review

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:19pm
The Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate Intelligence Committee had accused each other of criminal behavior related to the committee’s investigation of the agency’s interrogations.
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Obscure Rule Restricts Health Law’s Expansion of Care for Addicts

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:04pm
The Affordable Care Act says substance abuse treatment is an “essential health benefit,” but an older law is making residential care hard to get.






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Seven Die, Including 3 Children, in Massachusetts Fire

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:56pm
The fast-moving fire in Lowell, Mass., also injured nine people and left dozens homeless, officials said.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at the Grocery Store

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:43pm
We all want things. It’s not a character flaw. But financial savvy starts with understanding the difference between “want” and “need.”






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Motherlode Blog: We Tell Kids to ‘Go to Sleep!’ We Need to Teach Them Why.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Sleep does so much more for our bodies than preventing us from being tired tomorrow, but most parents don’t tell our children that. Educating kids about the importance of sleep leads them to sleep more.






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U.S. Spied on 5 American Muslims, a Report Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:18am
The National Security Agency documents, leaked by Edward J. Snowden, aroused anger among Muslim civil-rights groups, which said there was no basis for the apparent spying.






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Possible Asbestos Risk at U.S. Capitol Building

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:53am
The House pushed back the start of its session after an incident involving ongoing asbestos abatement work, officials said.






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Ask a Pollster: How the Rise of Cellphones Affects Surveys

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:59am
By increasing the number of wireless phones dialed, pollsters get a more representative sample, one that includes all demographic groups.






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Pulse of the People: How to Read the Polls in This Year’s Midterms

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:30am
It will be trickier than usual, because of changes in polling and the specific states involved.






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A Survey Says: Newest Health Insurance Customers Are Generally Happy

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:15am
The rollout of the health law was problem-plagued, but a new study finds many of the people affected by it are pleased with their plans.






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U.S. Counterterrorism Chief to Step Down

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:21pm
Matthew G. Olsen has been director of the National Counterterrorism Center as threats from Al Qaeda shifted from Pakistan to Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
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