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U.S. Suspects More Direct Threats Beyond ISIS

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:39pm
A Syrian group led by a former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle is seen as more dangerous than the Islamic State for its potential to launch terror attacks.
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Paying Till It Hurts: After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:18pm
In a growing practice, medical assistants, consultants and other hospital staffers, often called in without patients’ knowledge, are charging hefty fees.

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Pope Sets Tone in U.S. by Naming Inclusive Prelate as Chicago Archbishop

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:33pm
Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has been chairman of the bishops’ committee responding to the sexual abuse crisis, and has been unusually forthright in criticizing the church’s record on abuse.

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Inside Wealth: In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China’s Rich

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:26pm
The land of Microsoft’s millionaires is now making room for Beijing’s. Wealthy Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of area real estate.
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Economic View: Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:24pm
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.

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Opinion: Climate Realities

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:30pm
The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century.

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Opinion: Too Young to Die, Too Old to Worry

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:30pm
At some point, you have to start indulging in the pleasures of the present.
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A Florida Race Strains Wallets and Loyalties

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:29pm
The contest for governor between Rick Scott, the incumbent, and Charlie Crist, who switched parties, is costing tens of millions of dollars and disorienting voters.
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A Writerly Chill at Jeff Bezos’ Fire

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:41pm
Every fall, Jeff Bezos of Amazon hosts a literary weekend on condition that writers not discuss the event. Now Amazon’s battle with Hachette is sapping some of the good will.
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Bring a Sweater: Breaking Through the Fog of San Francisco’s Weather Reputation

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:14pm
When considering the temperature ranges in cities across the country, San Francisco doesn’t seem so extraordinary.

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Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:11pm
A deputy prime minister publicly blamed the agency for creating the extremist group, and interviews suggested that most of the few thousand people at a demonstration Saturday subscribed to the same theory.
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To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:05am
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party’s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections.

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Judge Questions Plea Deal With Man Tied to Lethal Qaeda Bombings

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:20pm
In Manhattan federal court, Lewis A. Kaplan noted that Adel Abdul Bary, who passed messages for Osama bin Laden, was initially charged with multiple murder counts.

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Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:17pm
Before a major data breach, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses against hackers despite alarms from security experts as far back as 2008.

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At U.N., Kerry Thanks Other Nations for Their Support in Fighting Islamic State

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:14pm
In drumming up support in the fight against a terrorist group, the secretary of state suggested that Iran had a role to play.
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Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Convicted in Campaign Finance Case

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:10pm
Prosecutors had accused John G. Rowland of obstructing justice, falsifying documents and committing other violations of campaign finance laws.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Debt Deal Clears More Hurdles

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:56pm
The Detroit City Council approved the creation of a regional water authority, pushing forward an integral part of the city’s plan to restructure $18 billion of debt and exit bankruptcy.

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National Briefing | South: Georgia: 3 Found Guilty Over ’09 Salmonella Outbreak

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:55pm
A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest food recalls in the nation and was linked to several deaths.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Deputy Swept by Flood Is Found Dead

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:53pm
Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff’s deputy, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters.

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National Briefing | West: California: Wildfire’s Progress Slowed by Humidity

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:52pm
Higher humidity helped slow the growth of a large wildfire in Northern California that the authorities said was set deliberately set.

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