The New York Times

Trial Begins for First Band Member in Hazing Death of Florida A&M Drum Major

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:06am
The death of Robert Champion, 26, brought heightened focus to college hazing and prompted a flurry of strict antihazing laws across the country.






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First Draft: From The Upshot: The Pews and the Polls

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:46am
The data shows that black churches still play a significant role in getting black voters to the polls.






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First Draft: Women Favor Democrats in 3 Races, but an Iowa Gap Narrows

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:43am
Democrats continue to enjoy an advantage over Republicans among female voters in the contests for governor in Colorado, Connecticut and Iowa, according to the latest polls from Quinnipiac University. But the gender gap is shrinking in the Iowa Senate race, where Representative Bruce Braley has lost some ground with female voters.
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First Draft: Today in Politics

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:08am
President Obama is starting to think about life after Nov. 4.






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First Draft: First Draft Video: Going Viral and the Iowa Senate Race

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:00am
A look at how viral ads have shaped one of this year’s crucial Senate races, between Representative Bruce Braley and his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst.
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Campaign Finance: Outside Spending Shows How Few of the House Races Are Competitive

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:05am
Twenty-five contests account for 80 percent of all reported outside spending for House elections.






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Tracking Turnout: The Big Role of Black Churches in Two Senate Races

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
In Georgia and North Carolina this past Sunday, blacks cast 53 percent of the votes.






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White House Cites a Breach by Hackers

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:12am
Hackers recently breached an unclassified computer network used by President Obama’s senior staff, a White House official said Tuesday night.






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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:10am
The Department of Defense has identified 2,336 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations and a service member who died supporting the operation to eliminate the Islamic State militant group.






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Greek Letters at a Price

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:39pm
Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).






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First Draft: On the Trail With Two White House Aides, Only One of Them Real

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:14pm
A “West Wing” actor taps into his old role to play a new one on behalf of President Obama.






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For Marijuana, a Second Wave of Votes to Legalize

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:14pm
Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will decide whether to join Colorado and Washington State in allowing recreational use by adults.






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Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:02pm
The Postal Service approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies to secretly track the mail of ordinary Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nothing in Moderation

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:01pm
What if ordinary voters are even more extreme in their views than members of Congress?
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Obama Begins Trip to Back Democratic Candidates

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:01pm
The president has not been welcome in some of the principal battlegrounds of the midterm elections, but is hoping to energize the party’s base.






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Cause of Children’s Paralysis Remains Unclear

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:53pm
More than 50 children have had mysterious episodes of paralysis in 23 states and some doctors suspect a link to the enterovirus 68, a respiratory virus that has sickened thousands of youngsters.
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U.S. Immigration Laws Face New Scrutiny After Killings

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:25pm
The case could create a new problem for the Obama administration, as officials weigh steps the president could take after the Nov. 4 elections to expand protections from deportation for immigrants here illegally.
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Georgia Judge Dismisses Lawsuit on Voter Registration

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:06pm
The lawsuit accused officials of failing to fully process thousands of applications, but the ruling said the law was being followed.
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Political Memo: Savior or Scapegoat: No Middle Ground for Senate Midterm Campaign Chairmen

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:46pm
With control of the Senate at stake, the lawmakers leading the Republican and Democratic election efforts have a lot riding on how well they do.






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Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine for Troops Working in Ebola Zone

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:15pm
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s recommendation comes a day after the C.D.C. issued new guidelines on how civilian health workers should be treated on their return to the United States.






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