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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: School Funding System Again Ruled Unconstitutional

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:41pm
A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again on Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature had pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still failed to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among districts.

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Jeremiah Healy, Who Created Boston Private Eye, Dies at 66

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:37pm
Mr. Healy wrote multiple books starring John Francis Cuddy, a widower and Vietnam veteran whose cases often touched on social issues.
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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Gun Instructor Was Killed by Single Shot

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:33pm
A coroner said Thursday that the firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head.

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Debate Over Jury Instructions at Ex-Governor’s Trial

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:27pm
Lawyers in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, debated how the judge should describe bribery to the jurors.
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A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:19pm
After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.

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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:32pm
Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Shell Submits a Plan for New Exploration of Alaskan Arctic Oil

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:22pm
The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made a final decision on whether to drill next summer.

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As Blackwater Trial Closes, Focus Turns to Moments Before Chaos

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21pm
Twelve American jurors, expected to begin deliberating next week, will have to decide whether the 2007 episode in Iraq was a massacre, a firefight or a horrible accident of war.
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Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:57pm
Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for some 500,000 low-income residents starting next year.

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Sports of The Times: N.F.L. Rights a Wrong, but Only After Further (and Further) Review

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:46pm
In a rarity for the league, Commissioner Roger Goodell issued an apology, but his more sensitive statement on domestic abuse in the wake of the Ray Rice case should have come much sooner.
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Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:40pm
Fueled by a growing interest in urban living and a shortage of rental housing, rents have risen sharply in cities like Milwaukee and San Francisco and in states like Maine, Georgia and Kentucky.

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Advertising: Paying Homage to an Illustrator From the Industry’s Golden Era

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:36pm
McCauley Conner, 100, an artist from Madison Avenue’s golden age of illustration is being commemorated in a retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York.
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Injected Drugs Said to Kill Man in Flawed Execution

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:09pm
The report, prepared by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, did not explore what caused Clayton D. Lockett’s execution to go awry in Oklahoma.

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Hillary Clinton Praises Obama on Ferguson Response and Echoes Call for Inquiry

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:35pm
Mrs. Clinton, who had been criticized for not speaking out on the subject, praised Mr. Obama for deciding to send Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to Ferguson, Mo.

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DealBook: Barclays Agrees to Lend Detroit $275 Million to Exit Bankruptcy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:07pm
Part of the proceeds will be used to retire a $120 million loan, in addition to $100 million that will go towards paying two classes of bankruptcy creditors. The remaining amount is to be invested in public improvements.
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Taser Use in Arrest Leads to Suit in Georgia

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:30pm
Amid national attention to police shootings involving black men, Gregory L. Towns Jr.’s death seemed certain to provoke new discussion about the use in law enforcement of Tasers.

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Southern California Gets More Waves as Storm Eases

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:04pm
High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday.
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California Power Substation Attacked in 2013 Is Struck Again

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:34pm
The substation, which is near San Jose and provides energy to thousands, was hit by thieves early Wednesday, despite increased security, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company said.

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Economic Data Points to Upward Trajectory

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:23pm
The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a 4.2 percent rate, but businesses still seem to be benefiting more than consumers.
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Oklahoma Loses Waiver From No Child Left Behind Provisions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:17pm
The move comes as a result of the state’s retreat from Common Core, a set of reading and math standards adopted by more than 40 states.

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