The New York Times

Ex-President Carter in Hot Seat, on Subjects Vital or Not

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:56pm
As Jimmy Carter’s time in office moves further into the past, the questions from Emory freshmen at his annual town hall get less predictable.
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Border Agency Is Authorized to Open Criminal Inquiries

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:43pm
Federal officials have faced criticism that they have failed to respond to accusations of abuse by agents.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Death on a Bike

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:40pm
The loss of a single cyclist has a chilling effect on everyone who pedals for work, exercise or pleasure. Can’t we get it right?






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Op-Ed Contributor: When Medicine Is Futile

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:31pm
Doctors need to be able to say “no” when more treatment won’t help.






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With Eye on 2016, Christie Resists Climate Change Plan

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:33pm
Gov. Chris Christie is adamant that New Jersey not participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, though most legislators say it would be good for the state.






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Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:16pm
The Obama administration said 7.3 million of those who enrolled had paid their premiums and still had coverage, the vast majority paying less than $100 a month.






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Clinton Shifts to Domestic Issues, With a Focus on Women

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:05pm
Democrats have said the ability to mobilize women, particularly those struggling with minimum wage jobs, could determine whether the party holds the Senate






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U.S. Aims to Curb Peril of Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:14pm
The Obama administration’s measures are part of the first major federal effort to confront a public health problem that takes at least 23,000 lives a year.
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To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:05pm
A proposal aims to address the problem of studies that go unpublished even though their findings can be important.
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Well: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:59am
New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.






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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:38am
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.






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Names of the Dead

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:12am
The Department of Defense has identified 2,332 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.






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Motherlode Blog: A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:45pm
After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.






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Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:41pm
The White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.
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Pregnancy for Pay: Surrogates and Couples Face a Maze of Laws, State by State

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:34pm
There is nothing resembling a national consensus on how to handle surrogacy and no federal law, leaving the states free to do as they wish.
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News Analysis: A Host of Possible Objections to Expanded Airstrikes

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:32pm
Airstrikes on Iraq were a fairly easy sell, but airstrikes on the group in Syria present a dilemma: how to support such military action while obeying international law.
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Altered to Withstand Herbicide, Corn and Soybeans Gain Approval

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:20pm
The Agriculture Department predicted that approval of the genetically engineered crops would vastly increase the use of 2,4-D herbicide.
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Police Marksmanship Contest Held in Albuquerque Amid Protests

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:01pm
As police officers gather to practice marksmanship some people wonder if such an event is appropriate in a city under pressure over shootings of civilians.






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Biden, a Catholic School ‘Kid,’ Praises Nuns Under Fire From the Vatican

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:58pm
The vice president gave his support to a group of women that the Vatican says pay too much attention to social justice and too little to promoting church teaching on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.






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Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:51pm
Ms. Whelan was an epidemiologist who started a national organization to question conventional wisdom on food, chemicals and the environment.
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