The New York Times

As Virginia Trial Ends, Jury Is Asked to Decide if Ex-Governor Was Corrupt, or Hapless Husband

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:01pm
Prosecutors warned jurors not to accept defense arguments that former Gov. Bob McDonnell was unfairly targeted by law enforcement.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: New West Renaissance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:37pm
Welcome to an ecosystem where the urban and the wild depend on each other.

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Nuclear Waste Is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:35pm
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s move means new nuclear plants can be built and old ones can expand their operations despite the lack of a long-term plan for disposing of the waste.
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Seeking to Ease Worries, Obama Says the World Has Always Been ‘Messy’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:22pm
The president finds himself trying to buck up supporters heading into a crucial midterm election season.

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At Gateway to Hamptons, Ku Klux Klan Advertises for New Members

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:17pm
This summer, pamphlets and a recruitment form have been stuffed into plastic sandwich bags, along with a few Jolly Ranchers, and tossed onto driveways in Hampton Bays.
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Op-Ed Contributor: John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:59pm
No civilized country can shirk its responsibility to fight a global scourge.
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Op-Ed Contributors: John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Confront ISIS Now

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:59pm
No one is advocating an invasion, but we need a military strategy, and a far greater sense of urgency.
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Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:42pm
Children, drivers and other residents have learned how to prepare for huge dust storms, sometimes called haboobs, that can turn day into night in seconds.

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Chelsea Clinton to Leave Well-Paid NBC News Job

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:35pm
Ms. Clinton said she would step down from the $600,000-a-year position to focus on philanthropic work at her family’s foundation.
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Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:27pm
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.

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Medicare Will Settle Short-Term Care Bills

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:15pm
Under the proposed settlement, hospital claims involving inpatient stays that are now under appeal would be paid at the rate of 68 cents for every dollar billed.
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Federal Judge Approves California Plan to Reduce Isolation of Mentally Ill Inmates

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:07pm
The state, adhering to a court order, is proposing to stop keeping most mentally ill prisoners in their windowless cells for 23 hours a day.
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Mitch McConnell Is Headed Down the Stretch

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:52pm
A lifelong race to become the Senate majority leader comes down to whether he can make one last sprint.

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Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:45pm
Mr. Kass, the first family’s personal chef, has one of the highest public profiles of anyone in the East Wing and a window into the zealously guarded space and tastes of the Obama White House.

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Listening Post: Obama Again Tips the Scales Toward Caution on Syria

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:44pm
At every moment when it has appeared that President Obama might be willing to shrug off his reluctance to act militarily in Syria, he has been drawn back.
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Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:09pm
The president is said to be considering a delay until after the elections in November, mindful of the electoral peril for Democratic Senate candidates.
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Experimental Drug Would Help Fight Ebola if Supply Increases, Study Finds

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:49pm
All 18 monkeys exposed to a lethal dose of the virus and given the experimental drug survived, raising hopes that ZMapp will work in people.
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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Patient and Crew Killed in Air Ambulance Crash

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:45am
An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from Las Cruces airport, killing all four people aboard, the authorities said Thursday.

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Demographic Shift: A Lot of Places Resemble Ferguson, Statistically

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:57am
The demographic shift undergone by the troubled St. Louis suburb is mirrored in communities across the eastern half of the country.

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Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:35pm
An investigation of the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend into next year, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to hurt Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects.

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