The New York Times

De Blasio, With Bratton by Side, Seeks Balance After 2 Killings

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:56pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the families of two New York City police officers who were killed and called for a break in protests as he sought to show leadership over a divided city.
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Mitch McConnell’s New Senate Goal: Turn Republican Dial to Yes

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:47pm
The incoming majority leader acknowledges it will be challenging to change the mind-set of a caucus whose opposition to the president he was instrumental in leading.

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Obama Administration to Investigate Insurers for Bias Against Costly Conditions

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:28pm
The administration said it had become aware of “discriminatory benefit designs” that discouraged people from enrolling because of age or medical condition.

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Former Milwaukee Police Officer Won’t Be Charged in Death of Black Man in Park

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:19pm
The Milwaukee district attorney found that the white officer, since fired, had acted in self-defense in the fatal April shooting.

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No Longer Anonymous: Gravedigger Gets His Due at a Psychiatric Hospital

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:12pm
Willard State Psychiatric Hospital in upstate New York will permit a memorial in the name of the man who dug more than 1,500 graves for his fellow patients.
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Op-Docs: ‘No Guns for Christmas’

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:00pm
Based on two police shootings in Ohio, this short documentary questions whether toy guns can really be innocent gifts.

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Bowe Bergdahl’s Disciplinary Fate Placed in Hands of Army General

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:51pm
Gen. Mark Milley will decide if Sergeant Bergdahl should be court-martialed and what, if any, charges will be filed against him.

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Labor Ruling Could Allow More Faculty to Unionize

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:34pm
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a broad ruling that could potentially bolster organized labor on campuses at a time when unions are pushing to represent the growing number of adjunct professors.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton: Jim Webb

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:30pm
It’s Jim Webb, not Elizabeth Warren.

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First Draft: Poll Finds Mixed Views on Obama’s Handling of Cuba

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:20pm
While most Americans approve of the decision to restore diplomatic and trade ties with Cuba, attitudes toward President Obama’s handling of relations with Cuba are mixed, according to the latest CBS News poll.

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C.D.C. Head Says Fight on Ebola Will Be Long

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:57pm
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, back from a weeklong trip to West Africa, said he saw hopeful signs in Guinea and Liberia, but there was ample reason for continued concern.
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U.S. Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Abortion Law

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:51pm
A North Carolina law that required physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram and describe the fetus to women seeking abortions is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

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Letter From America: Inequality Measured by Services

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:30am
Your fellow Americans can now be hired more easily than ever before, without you incurring any of the burdens of an employer.

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First Draft: From The Upshot: The Social Campaign

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:03am
Some of the processes the company used were opaque, so a number of questions remain unanswered.

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Sidebar: Supreme Court Justices Admit Inconsistency, and Embrace It

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:47am
Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have each acknowledged shifting positions in recent cases, and found an ally from the past.

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The Social Campaign: Facebook Says Experiments Prove Ads on Its Site Can Spur Donations

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:03am
But some of the processes the company used were opaque, so a number of questions remain unanswered.

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First Draft: Today in Politics

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:28am
President Obama is under pressure to address growing racial tensions after the fatal shootings of two New York City police officers.

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First Draft: First Draft Focus: The Year in Political Pictures

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:00am
Here are some of our favorite political images of the year by the staff photographers Doug Mills and Stephen Crowley, and the interns Gabriella Demczuk and Jabin Botsford.

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Accusers and the Accused, Crossing Paths at Columbia University

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:54pm
Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility by Columbia University after being accused of rape by a fellow student, who turned her outrage into a performance piece. He is now speaking out.

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New York Officers’ Killer, Adrift and Ill, Had a Plan

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:22pm
Before shooting two police officers, Ismaaiyl Brinsley had an extensive history with police, suffered from mental problems and was isolated from his family, his relatives said.

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