The New York Times

As Protests Take a Turn, Holder Finds It Harder to Ease Racial Tensions

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:02pm
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who helped soothe protesters after the killing of an unarmed black teenager in the summer, now finds himself with limited options to calm the unrest in Ferguson.

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Amid Conflicting Accounts, Trusting Darren Wilson

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:02pm
In testimony from roughly 60 witnesses, there were varying accounts of the critical final moments, when Michael Brown stopped running, turned and moved back toward Officer Darren Wilson.

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Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:59pm
The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes, and would probably set off a battle among all sides of the issue.

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Despite Chaos, Police in Ferguson React With Restraint Not Shown After August Killing

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:39pm
The scene in Ferguson went from tense but civil before the announcement of the grand jury’s decision to a night of looting, fire and chaos.
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Former Under Secretary of Defense Withdraws Her Name for Pentagon’s Top Post

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:36pm
Michèle A. Flournoy, who was seen as a leading contender to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, has asked not to be considered, citing family concerns.

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Obama Threatens to Veto $440 Billion Tax Deal

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:36pm
The president, saying that an emerging agreement to extend a number of existing tax cuts favored corporations over the middle class, delivered a setback to negotiations that have already been divisive.
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National Briefing | South: Arkansas: Another Judge Rejects Marriage Ban

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:12pm
Judge Kristine Baker of Federal District Court struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Food Power!

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:04pm
We should make our candidates take progressive positions on food. For anyone interested in better eating and better health, that’s important.

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Rules on Mercury From Power Plants

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:49pm
Industry groups, energy companies and 20 states are challenging the E.P.A.'s interpretation of the law and whether the costs of adhering to regulations should be taken into account.

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Motherlode Blog: Traveling Solo With Children, and Playing the Deployment Card

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:38am
With my husband deployed, my days of team man-on-man defense are over. I’m playing zone with two toddlers, and traveling, as we will this week, is the hardest game of all.

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News: Updates: Aftermath of the Grand Jury’s Decision

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:44am
Following the events the day after the release of the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Mo.

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First Draft: Today in Politics

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:18am
Repercussions of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation and a grand jury decision over the death of Michael Brown are dominating conversation in Washington.

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First Draft: Spielberg Deals Bill Clinton Into a Beloved Card Game

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:51am
The director introduced Mr. Clinton to a new game during his 1996 re-election campaign.

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Charles E. Schumer to Urge Democrats to ‘Embrace Government’

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:21am
The senator from New York will urge his party to counter the Republicans’ argument that government is the source of the country’s ills.
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First Draft: Caught!

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:07am
Former President George Bush gave a kiss to his wife, Barbara, on the “kiss cam” at a Houston Texans game on Sunday.

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Witnesses Told Grand Jury That Michael Brown Charged at Darren Wilson, Prosecutor Says

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:56am
The most credible eyewitnesses to the shooting said the teenager had charged toward Officer Darren Wilson just before the fatal shots, the St. Louis County prosecutor said.

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Protests Flare After Ferguson Police Officer Is Not Indicted

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:47am
Darren Wilson was not charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which set off civil unrest over what protesters called a pattern of police brutality against young black men.

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From Midwest to Both Coasts, Fury Boils Over

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:12am
Ferguson became a scene of chaos, anger and grief after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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Witnesses Told Grand Jury That Teenager Charged at Officer, Prosecutor Says

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:56pm
The most credible eyewitnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown said he had charged toward Police Officer Darren Wilson just before the fatal shots, the St. Louis County prosecutor said.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Court Rules Against Governor on Licenses

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:35pm
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday turned down Gov. Jan Brewer’s request to reconsider its ruling that blocked her policy of denying driver’s licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation.
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