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First Draft: Lawsuits Over I.R.S. Targeting Are Dismissed

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:56pm
A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits against the I.R.S. related to its treatment of conservative groups, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ tax-exempt applications were ultimately approved.






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States in Play: Tracing the Line in Colorado, a State Split Left and Right

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:45pm
Two Democrats, Gov. John W. Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall, are in fierce re-election races, and both parties are spending millions in a state not quite red or blue.






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Motherlode Blog: Looking at Soccer’s Concussion Risk, and Asking It to Change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33pm
Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. We can’t expect them not to play the game to win—so if heading the ball puts kids in danger, then soccer has to change the rules.






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First Draft: Coal Country Candidates Agree: The E.P.A. Is the Enemy

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33pm
If there is one thing that unites coal-country candidates from both parties, it is that the Obama administration and the E.P.A. are job-killers.
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Three More States Ban a Type of Highway Guardrail

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:37pm
Ten states have now banned the ET-Plus system made by Trinity Industries, which is suspected of malfunctioning in crashes.






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First Draft: Government Aid Causes Suicide, Says King of Government Aid

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:15pm
Representative Don Young isn’t disavowing comments on suicide that set off a wave of criticism of the 81-year-old Alaska Republican.






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Motherlode Blog: Motherlode in Your (e)Mailbox

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:14pm
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First Draft: Politics Helpline, Part II: PACs, ‘Super PACs’ and Citizens United

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:45am
The Times’s resident campaign finance experts answered another round of selected questions on money and politics in the midterm elections.






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First Draft: One Vote Against an Electrified Fence

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:19am
Electrifying the White House fence is an option – but would be unfair to area residents.






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First Draft: In Georgia, a Group Fights for Voters It Just Registered

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:00am
A voter registration fight has begun in Georgia.






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Motherlode Blog: For Trick or Treaters, Skip the Candy and Give Cash

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:46am
A few houses hand out cash directly to kids. More often, families and dentists buy back the candy for cash. Some parents even haggle for the best stuff.






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First Draft: Supreme Court Edits a Dissent, and Admits It

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
The Supreme Court made the rare admission that a dissent by one of the justices needed to be corrected.






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First Draft: Pat Roberts’s Punch Lines Come With a Punch

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:27am
Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is known for his cutting humor, and he is not holding back on the campaign trail.






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First Draft: Though Bruised, White House Guard Dogs Are Cleared for Duty

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:48am
The White House guard dogs that were injured in the line of duty last night are already ready to get back to work.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:55am
President Obama is turning to scientists for ideas on battling Ebola, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is making another trip to Iowa, and the White House’s fence remains penetrable.






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9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:55am
Though they do not appear to be sick, nine people who may have been exposed to the virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by public health authorities.






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Fine Print: One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers’ Right to Sue

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:30am
Buried in the dense legalese of terms-of-service rules is language restricting users’ recourse if things go wrong, an Upshot analysis finds.






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First Draft: Another Fence-Jumper at the White House

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:56pm
A man jumped the White House fence but was immediately apprehended, the Secret Service said.






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Ebola Guidelines for Doctors’ Offices Are Called Vague and Vary by Region

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:54pm
Often local officials and medical associations are left to develop their own policies on how doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics and blood-testing centers should handle possible Ebola cases.
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Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:39pm
A problem is that mobile robots now lack the human levels of dexterity required in medicine and health care.
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