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BuzzFeed Politics Writer Is Fired Over Plagiarism

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 4:28pm
After firing Benny Johnson, BuzzFeed’s editor in chief posted an apology, citing 41 articles that contained copied sentences or phrases.






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Martin R. Hoffmann, Army Secretary in 1970s, Dies at 82

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 4:10pm
As secretary of the Army in the 1970s, Mr. Hoffmann presided over a cheating scandal at West Point and helped usher in the all-volunteer Army.






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Washington Memo: Echoes of Past Battles on Immigration Ring Through Current Debate

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 3:56pm
More than 30 years after the Mariel boatlift, the current fight over how to handle the tens of thousands of migrants from Central America has resurfaced political fault lines.






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This Land: Sought in Vegas, a Swindler Is Dealt a Losing Hand Far From Home

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 3:37pm
Jubreal Chahine was no stranger to Las Vegas casino floor managers, who had busted him several times for his old-fashioned cheating moves. But then he went underground and resurfaced in Pennsylvania.






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Grandson Proudly Squirms in Carter’s Footsteps

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 3:19pm
As the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, Jason Carter has had to distance himself from many of the views of his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter.






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In Hunt for Red Abalone, Divers Face Risks and Poachers Face the Law

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:39pm
A number of divers die each year in the pursuit of abalone, coveted for its shell and meat, while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife does its best to protect the species from illegal activity.
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Economics Across States: North Carolina’s Misunderstood Cut in Jobless Benefits

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:02pm
Conservatives claim that cutting benefits has lifted the economy. Liberals say the cuts have damaged the economy. The evidence disagrees with both.






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Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:17am
George J. Tenet, the former C.I.A. director, has been quietly engineering a counterattack against a Senate panel’s finding that officials misled Congress about an interrogation program.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Four Accused of Bribe Scheme

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:11pm
A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting for projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities said Friday.






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National Briefing | Washington: Guantánamo Defendant Gets Own Trial

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:07pm
A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept. 11 attack should be tried separately from his co-defendants.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Restrictions on Doctors Upheld

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:01pm
A federal appeals court upheld a 2011 law that prohibits doctors from asking patients about gun ownership or recording that information in medical records unless it was medically necessary.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Carjacker Kills 3 Children

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:50pm
The carjackers lost control of an S.U.V. and plowed across a busy street corner on Friday morning in north Philadelphia, the police said.






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Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:42pm
George J. Tenet, the former C.I.A. director, has been quietly engineering a counterattack against a Senate panel’s finding that officials misled Congress about an interrogation program.
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Business Briefing: Detroit Outlines Role of Post-Bankruptcy Monitor

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:42pm
Updates by the monitor will include quarterly reports on distributions, reserves, the status of bond settlements and litigation.






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Plagiarism Scandal Tests a Senator Still Forming a Rapport With Montanans

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:32pm
Many voters in Montana seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude as they assess Senator John Walsh, a Democrat accused of plagiarizing an Army War College paper.






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Ex-Obama Aide’s Statements in 2012 Clash With Health Act Stance

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:16pm
The adviser, Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., made a statement in 2012 that undercut arguments the Obama administration is now making about the Affordable Care Act.






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Israel’s Outspoken Envoy Is Wise to U.S. Ways

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:10pm
Ambassador Ron Dermer, a former American citizen, has such a close relationship to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that he has been called “Bibi’s brain.”






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Move to Center Divides G.O.P. in North Carolina

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:07pm
The state's Republican governor and House speaker are both struggling to make peace with conservatives as they try to appeal to more moderate voters.






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Web Use to Be Unmonitored for Congress

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:50pm
The director of national intelligence said that members of Congress and staff members with security clearances would not have their computer use monitored as part of efforts to prevent leaks.






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Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:47pm
Several small restaurant chains that have reported impressive revenues, like Tender Greens, LYFE Kitchen and SweetGreen, offer organic, grass-fed, even vegan dishes.
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