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Well: Questioning the Idea of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:56am
For people who already follow a healthful diet, the glycemic index may not be very important.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: Packing Up the ‘Alpha House’

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:45am
The last of a group of Democratic lawmakers who have lived in a Washington rowhouse for years finally moved out, taking their comforters and Hendrix records with them.
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Massachusetts Pharmacy Owners Arrested in Meningitis Deaths

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:11am
Among the 14 people arrested were the founders of the New England Compounding Center, which made steroids blamed for an outbreak that killed 64 people.






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States in Parched Southwest Take Steps to Bolster a Crucial Reservoir

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:02am
Arizona, California and Nevada signed an agreement calling for conservation and other efforts to forestall further drops in Lake Mead, the water source for much of the region.






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For First Time, Treatment Helps Patients With Worst Kind of Stroke, Study Says

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:00am
Researchers have found that directly removing large blood clots in the brain greatly improves the prognosis for people having the most severe strokes.
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First Draft: Cuba Releases an American Prisoner, Alan Gross

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:07am
Alan Gross has left Cuba on a US government plane bound for United States after being released on “humanitarian grounds,” says US official.






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Political Calculus: Jeb Bush and the Base: It’s More About Persona Than Policies

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:07am
The G.O.P. establishment favorite has big advantages, but his approach and tone may not be acceptable to conservatives.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am
It has begun. The 2016 presidential campaign is underway.






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Chief of Agency for International Development to Step Down

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:01am
Rajiv Shah praised President Obama for giving the agency a stronger role in foreign policy decisions.






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Business Briefing: Senate Confirms Nominee to Head Auto Safety Agency

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:54pm
The Senate has confirmed a specialist on human fatigue to fill a longstanding vacancy at nation’s top automotive safety agency.






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U.S. Should Shun Torture, Clinton Says in New York

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:53pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned the use of torture on Tuesday in her first remarks about the issue since the Senate Intelligence Committee released its scathing report last week.
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Terrorism Insurance Is Rejected in the Senate

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:42pm
A retiring senator refused to drop his opposition to an extraneous measure that had been added at the last minute by House Republicans.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Rise of ‘Welfare Chauvinism’

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:33pm
In Europe, populist right-wing parties have become proponents of a more lavish, but also more restrictive, welfare state. Could that happen here?






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National Briefing: More Police Officers to Get Body Cameras

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:59pm
Officials in two states announced plans Tuesday to equip law enforcement officers with body cameras after police shootings of unarmed men that have created tensions nationally.






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Obama Indefinitely Bans Drilling in Alaskan Bay

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:53pm
President Obama has again enforced environmental policy by executive action, extending a ban on oil and gas exploration in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to major fisheries and marine mammals.






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Family of Former Marine Held in Iran Issues Plea for Obama Not to Forget Him

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:51pm
The Marine’s request came as the United States intensified negotiations with the Iranians on their disputed nuclear program.
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Panel to Set Terms to End Abusive Reign at Los Angeles County Jail System

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:42pm
A federal panel will implement dozens of changes in Los Angeles County’s troubled jails in an agreement reached a year after guards were charged with beating prisoners.






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Detractors of Google Take Fight to the States

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:36pm
Google’s critics are turning to state attorneys general to push the company to censor illegal content and sites from search results.
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Jeb Bush Takes a Step Toward a Presidential Run

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:20pm
Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, could commandeer the center-right of the Republican Party, but his views on immigration and education may not please more conservative members.






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With the Way Eased, Two More Obama Nominees Win Approval From the Senate

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:09pm
Senators confirmed over Republican objections Sarah Saldaña as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Antony Blinken to be deputy secretary of state.






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