The New York Times

Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:58pm
Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.






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Obama Tours Site of Deadly Landslide

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:43pm
Fear and pain remain raw in a community that lost 41 people in a devastating landslide one month ago, and many wonder what could have been done differently.






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Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:36pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.






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Lax Oversight Cited as Factor in Deadly Blast at Texas Plant

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:21pm
A preliminary report on a deadly fire and blast in West, Tex., by the Chemical Safety Board notes that there are no regulations for the storage of ammonium nitrate.






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Execution Case Roils Oklahoma Courts

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:07pm
A case involving two death row inmates, which has led to open conflict between Oklahoma’s two top courts, reached a new level of confusion Tuesday when the governor stepped in.






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JetBlue Airways’ Pilots Vote to Join Union

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:25pm
Pilots at JetBlue, after rejecting unionization twice, agreed to be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association.






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Upsetting the Gentility That the South Lays Claim To

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Two rancorous and still-evolving disputes involving race and sexual orientation have shaken the university in recent months.






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Motherlode Blog: The Pregnancy I Endured, and the One I Missed

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:08pm
I didn’t want to be pregnant, and at the time, I couldn’t enjoy it on any level. Now, watching friends anticipate birth, I want what I know what I missed.






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Debate That Divides: Answers on Affirmative Action Depend on How You Pose the Question

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm
Using the phrases “special preferences” or “preferential treatment” in a survey tends to reduce support for the policy.






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Motherlode Blog: Do You Want a Girl Toy or a Boy Toy? McDonald’s Says Workers Won’t Ask

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:32pm
McDonald’s gave one economist’s daughter a “girl toy” too many.
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Arkansas Senator Has Unplanned Heart Surgery

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:15pm
John Boozman, the junior senator from Arkansas, was recovering in an Arkansas hospital, his spokeswoman said.
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Who Will Win the Senate?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:03pm
According to our election-forecasting machine, it’s a tossup. The Democrats have about a 51% chance of retaining a majority.
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Hamish Maxwell, Philip Morris Empire Builder, Dies at 87

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:03am
Mr. Maxwell’s acquisitions helped Philip Morris become a consumer products giant.






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Bits Blog: InBloom Student Data Repository to Close

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:21am
The student data warehousing venture that became a lightning rod for some parents’ data privacy and security concerns, announced it would close.






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Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:01am
Even borrowers with spotless records are facing demands for early repayment of their loans, and some are being forced into default, a federal consumer protection agency said.






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National Briefing | Washington: Two Wounded in National Zoo Shooting

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:54pm
Two people were wounded in a shooting Monday evening that shut down the National Zoo on an unusually busy day.






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National Briefing | Washington: Official Denies F.B.I. Was Investigating Manifesto Leak

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:52pm
A Justice Department official denied Monday that the F.B.I. had investigated how a manifesto by Khalid Shaikh Mohammed ended up at The Huffington Post.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Governor Signs School Funding Bill

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:48pm
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school funding bill on Monday that increases aid for poor districts to satisfy a portion of a State Supreme Court ruling and that also ends the state’s mandate for teacher tenure.






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Obama’s Strategic Shift to Asia Is Hobbled by Pressure at Home and Crises Abroad

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:32pm
President Obama is expected to announce an agreement with the Philippines next Monday that would help facilitate a stronger American military presence there, but the deal could antagonize China.






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Beleaguered Albuquerque Department Reports Another Fatal Shooting by Police

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:13pm
Days after the Justice Department criticized Albuquerque police for its repetitive, “unconstitutional use of deadly force,” an officer fatally shot a suspected car thief.






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