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Motherlode Blog: Back-to-School Blues

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
You know that moment in “A Visitor for Bear” when Bear realizes that as much as he likes his quiet routines, he likes having someone there to laugh at his jokes, too? My children went back to school this morning, and I felt that.






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Motherlode Blog: Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:47am
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.






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Capital Field Notes: The Word on Obamacare: It’s Shrinking as a Political Issue

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:22am
Lawmakers are more concerned with other matters, judging by Congressional news releases this summer.






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Spy vs. Spy: Uber’s Secret Agents: When Poaching Becomes Unethical

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:55am
How the smartphone-based car service tried to lure drivers from its main competitor.






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Arizona Treasurer Wins G.O.P. Primary for Governor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:32am
Doug Ducey, who is also the former chief executive of an international chain of ice cream parlors, defeated five opponents in the Republican contest.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:26am
Court costs, fees and fines are big business for private companies and local governments.






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Rubio Warns Obama Against Executive Action on Immigration

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:26am
The Florida senator, who once championed an overhaul supporting people who are in the U.S. illegally, told the president not to interfere with deportations.






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Nonprofit Hospitals’ 2013 Revenue Lowest Since Recession, Report Says

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00am
Moody’s Investors Service analyzed the results of 383 hospital systems and found that revenue growth slowed last year to a nominal low of 3.9 percent as hospital admissions fell for the first time.






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Walter Mazzone Dies at 96; Directed Navy Underwater Feats

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:17pm
Captain Mazzone kept a waterlogged submarine from going belly up during a World War II rescue mission and later organized the first Sealab tests of human endurance at crushing ocean depths.






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Mervyn Susser, 92, Dies; Studied Illness and Society

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:10pm
Dr. Susser and his wife, Dr. Zena Stein, promoted some of the earliest educational and treatment programs for AIDS in South Africa.






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In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:50pm
Though the shooting of Michael Brown turned a few blocks of suburban St. Louis into disputed territory, many local protesters emphasized that their grievances with the police are common throughout the area.






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American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:48pm
Douglas McAuthur McCain’s death is an early clue for American officials as they try to identify the Americans who have joined ISIS.






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Peter Theo Curtis, Released by Al Qaeda’s Syrian Branch, Flies Home to His Family

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:39pm
Peter Theo Curtis, who had been held captive for nearly two years by the Nusra Front, was released after the government of Qatar intervened on his behalf, his family said.
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National Briefing | West: California: Man Suspected in String of Killings

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:36pm
The authorities in Los Angeles say a man in custody is a serial killer who shot seven people, leaving four dead over five days.






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Recording May Capture Shots Fired at Michael Brown

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:58pm
The federal authorities have received a video clip from a man which, his lawyer says, inadvertently captured the sounds of the gunshots fired at Michael Brown.






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National Briefing | Plains: Nebraska: Ex-Federal Official Guilty in Pornography Case

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:45pm
Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cybersecurity for the Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted in Nebraska on Tuesday on federal child pornography charges.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Oregon: Four in Family Drown on Lake Outing

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:44pm
Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a lake west of Portland.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Ends Reprieve on Water Shutoffs

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:43pm
A bankrupt Detroit resumed shutting off water to people who have not paid bills after a month-long suspension that followed international and local criticism that the practice was unduly harsh.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Instructor Killed While Showing Uzi to Girl, 9

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:40pm
A shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi.






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Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:35pm
To sidestep Senate approval, President Obama’s negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions.






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