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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.






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Capital Field Notes: Two Senators Willing to Defy the Party Line

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:01am
Willingness to vote against the majority of one’s party is something that has become much less common in the Senate.






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Remaking Medicine: Expansion of Mental Health Care Hits Obstacles

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:30am
The Affordable Care Act has prompted one of the largest expansions of mental health coverage in a generation, increasing access for millions, but shortfalls persist.






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Medal of Honor for a Civil War Hero 150 Years in the Grave

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:23am
More than 150 years after standing his ground against Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama.






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Market Basket's Board Announces Deal to Reinstate Ex-Chief

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:49pm
After six weeks of big rallies, Market Basket workers forced management’s hand to reinstate the grocer’s deposed leader, Arthur T. Demoulas.






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Seeking Answers in Utah Shooting

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:22pm
Dillon Delbert Taylor, 20, was killed by the police in Salt Lake City on Aug. 11, two days after Michael Brown died in Ferguson, Mo.






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Chicago Journal: Little League Win Lifts District Marred by Violence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06pm
Chicago welcomed back the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, starting with a homey neighborhood celebration in the South Side, a departure for an area known for gun violence.






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Unflattering Portrait of Virginia’s Former First Lady Is Offered by Her Lawyers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:09pm
Maureen McDonnell was described by a daughter as a heavy spender, prone to outbursts of anger who seemed infatuated with a rich businessman.






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Immigration Clash Could Lead to Shutdown

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:58pm
President Obama is believed to be preparing to take executive action on immigration, and Republicans are considering removing funding to effectively block the order, possibly prompting a spending stalemate just before November elections.






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Ex-Iowa State Senator Admits Taking Cash to Switch Allegiance

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:48pm
Kent Sorenson resigned from the Iowa Senate last year after an investigation found that he probably violated ethics rules by taking money from presidential campaigns.






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Disruptions: Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:37pm
Twitter ensured that the events in Ferguson, Mo., led to a debate about police violence and race in America. But it was also responsible for creating and perpetuating numerous falsehoods.
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Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:32pm
M.I.T. researchers say a technique that adjusts emotions attached to memories could eventually lead to more effective therapies for people with psychological problems.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Governor Sues Over School Standards

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.
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National Briefing | Washington: 20 Types of Coral Listed as Threatened

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:29pm
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
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Police Shooting Kills Crew Member Working for Reality Show ‘Cops’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:16pm
Officers responded to a robbery report and fired on the suspect, who had a pellet gun, killing him and the TV sound supervisor who was recording their activities.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Iowa: Guilty Plea in Campaign Allegiance Deal

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:04pm
A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing payments in exchange for switching his support from one presidential candidate to another in the 2012 election.
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Black Ex-Police Chief Picked for Top Enforcement Post in Missouri

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:58pm
Gov. Jay Nixon nominated a former St. Louis police chief as the state’s top law enforcement official — and the only African-American in his cabinet — in the wake of racially charged unrest in Ferguson.






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9 Mexicans Can Return to Contest Deportations

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:50pm
In a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that enforcement agents had coerced the nine into accepting removal by failing to advise them of their rights.
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Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:36pm
For teenage apparel retailers, screen-obsessed youth pose a threat in the back-to-school sales season.
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Blackwater Jurors Urged to Give Iraqis Justice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:25pm
A federal prosecutor in the case against four former Blackwater guards accused in the killings of Iraqi civilians said a U.S. court ‘levels the playing field.’






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