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Chicago Journal: Little League Win Lifts District Marred by Violence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06pm
Chicago welcomed back the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, starting with a homey neighborhood celebration in the South Side, a departure for an area known for gun violence.






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Unflattering Portrait of Virginia’s Former First Lady Is Offered by Her Lawyers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:09pm
Maureen McDonnell was described by a daughter as a heavy spender, prone to outbursts of anger who seemed infatuated with a rich businessman.






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Immigration Clash Could Lead to Shutdown

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:58pm
President Obama is believed to be preparing to take executive action on immigration, and Republicans are considering removing funding to effectively block the order, possibly prompting a spending stalemate just before November elections.






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Ex-Iowa State Senator Admits Taking Cash to Switch Allegiance

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:48pm
Kent Sorenson resigned from the Iowa Senate last year after an investigation found that he probably violated ethics rules by taking money from presidential campaigns.






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Disruptions: Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:37pm
Twitter ensured that the events in Ferguson, Mo., led to a debate about police violence and race in America. But it was also responsible for creating and perpetuating numerous falsehoods.
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Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:32pm
M.I.T. researchers say a technique that adjusts emotions attached to memories could eventually lead to more effective therapies for people with psychological problems.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Governor Sues Over School Standards

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.
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National Briefing | Washington: 20 Types of Coral Listed as Threatened

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:29pm
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
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Police Shooting Kills Crew Member Working for Reality Show ‘Cops’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:16pm
Officers responded to a robbery report and fired on the suspect, who had a pellet gun, killing him and the TV sound supervisor who was recording their activities.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Iowa: Guilty Plea in Campaign Allegiance Deal

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:04pm
A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing payments in exchange for switching his support from one presidential candidate to another in the 2012 election.
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Black Ex-Police Chief Picked for Top Enforcement Post in Missouri

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:58pm
Gov. Jay Nixon nominated a former St. Louis police chief as the state’s top law enforcement official — and the only African-American in his cabinet — in the wake of racially charged unrest in Ferguson.






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9 Mexicans Can Return to Contest Deportations

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:50pm
In a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that enforcement agents had coerced the nine into accepting removal by failing to advise them of their rights.
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Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:36pm
For teenage apparel retailers, screen-obsessed youth pose a threat in the back-to-school sales season.
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Blackwater Jurors Urged to Give Iraqis Justice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:25pm
A federal prosecutor in the case against four former Blackwater guards accused in the killings of Iraqi civilians said a U.S. court ‘levels the playing field.’






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$506 Billion Is Forecast for U.S. Deficit, a Slight Rise

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:02pm
The figure modestly increases the Congressional Budget Office’s April projection that spending would exceed revenue by $492 billion. The change was attributed to lower-than-expected corporate income tax receipts.
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JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Hackers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:00pm
The hackers stole gigabytes of data, including account information. It is not yet clear if the attacks were financially motivated or part of a cyberespionage campaign.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Dethrone ‘King Dollar’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:59pm
America can’t afford to maintain the world’s reserve currency.
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Lawmakers Want Congress to Decide on Military Action Against ISIS

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:34pm
The lawmakers said it was time for Congress to weigh in on whether to give President Obama the power to broaden what began as a limited campaign.
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Convictions of Amish Sect Leader and Followers Overturned in Hair-Cutting Attacks

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:46pm
Samuel Mullet Sr. and eight followers, who cut the hair and beards of Amish rivals in Ohio in 2011, will remain in prison as prosecutors decide their next step.






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General Forced to Retire Over Sex Assault Case

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
An investigation had concluded that Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, the top Army commander in Japan, did not properly investigate accusations against a colonel.






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