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Motherlode Blog: Baby Pictures at the O.B.’s Office? No More.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:02pm
Because of privacy and legal concerns, there will be no more “baby walls” of patient and family photos in doctors offices.






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Shooting Spurs Hashtag Effort on Stereotypes

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:48am
The police shooting of Michael Brown, a Missouri teenager, has prompted a social media campaign over negative depictions of young black men in the news media.






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After a Peaceful Vigil in Ferguson, Scenes of Chaos Unfold

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:34am
Julie Bosman, a New York Times reporter, used Twitter to describe what she was seeing as rioting and looting followed the death of Michael Brown.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Is It Impolite to Give a Child a Command?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:56am
How do you make the difference between a question and a directive clear for the children in your house?






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Mind: Gene Strategy to Fight Alzheimer’s Clears a Hurdle

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:35am
Research suggests that reducing or neutralizing one variety of the APOE gene would not harm the brain, while making Alzheimer’s less likely.






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Gender Gap: Does the Prospect of Running for Office Discourage Women?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:36am
An experiment suggests that women are more averse than men to the very act of contesting an election.






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Gift Horses: A Deal Too Good to Turn Down, Unless It’s Medicaid

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:35am
If a C.E.O. rejected a deal offering an infinite rate of return, shareholders would probably sue. Not so when the C.E.O. is a governor and the deal involves Medicaid.






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DealBook: S.E.C. Finds Bond Fraud in Kansas

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:05am
Federal regulators said Kansas defrauded investors by bringing $273 million of bonds to market in 2009 and 2010 without disclosing that its pension system was deeply underfinanced.
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Your Fellow Americans: Memo to Self: Do Not Run for Office

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:00am
A leak from a Georgia senate campaign reminds us just how broken our political system is.
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On the Menu: Special Sauce for Measuring Food Trends: The Fried Calamari Index

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:33am
There may be a way to quantify how quickly certain foods make the transition from urban elites to mainstream acceptance.






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F.B.I. Steps In Amid Unrest After Police Kill Missouri Youth

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:48pm
The agency opened a civil rights inquiry into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as protests went into their third day in a St. Louis suburb.






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Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:41pm
Airstrikes have slowed the progress of Sunni militants laying siege to refugees on Mount Sinjar, but Pentagon officials also said that ISIS remained on the offense.






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Dotty Lynch, Pollster Who Saw the Gender Gap, Is Dead at 69

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:03pm
Ms. Lynch was the first woman to be chief pollster for a presidential campaign and one of the first to recognize the benefit of developing themes aimed at winning female voters.
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For 2 U.S. Presidents, Iraqi Leader Proved a Source of Frustration

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:54pm
Nuri Kamal al-Maliki rose from obscurity to power in part with American help, but U.S. leaders found him an often unconstructive ally who caused as many headaches as he solved.
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Invader Batters Rural America, Shrugging Off Herbicides

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:40pm
A herbicide-resistant weed known as palmer amaranth or carelessweed has devastated Southern cotton fields and is poised to wreak havoc in the Midwest, partly because of farming practices.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Moratorium on Capital Punishment Is Extended

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:21pm
A freeze on capital punishment in Ohio will continue through Jan. 15 after a federal judge extended a moratorium set to expire this week.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: University Regent Is Censured

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:18pm
A Texas House panel on Monday censured a University of Texas System regent for misconduct and incompetency, but it decided not to push for his removal.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Lawmakers Approve New Voting Maps

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:15pm
The Republican-controlled Legislature approved new maps that would alter seven of the state’s 27 congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit Republicans.






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Now Arriving at Pittsburgh International: Fracking

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:11pm
The airport’s runways are sitting on enough natural gas to run the whole state of Pennsylvania for a year and a half.
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Fed Official Warns ‘Disappointing’ Growth Could Foretell Future

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:54pm
The Fed vice chairman, Stanley Fischer, told a conference in Sweden that growth had been disappointing, possibly reflecting a structural shift in the global economy.






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