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How the Poll Was Conducted

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:00am
The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll is based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 4 through 7 with 1,006 adults throughout the United States.
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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Appears in Court

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:00am
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, told a judge he he satisfied with the lawyer representing him on the 30 charges in a sweping federal t indictment.
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Judge Sits Out Decision on Eric Garner Transcripts

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:46pm
Justice Stephen J. Rooney recused himself from ruling on releasing grand jury transcripts, because of his wife’s ties to the hospital where Eric Garner was taken.






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Doctors Say Flaws Led to Suffering in Oklahoma Execution

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:38pm
A hearing in federal court in Oklahoma examines whether executions should resume there after a botched procedure in the execution of Clayton D. Lockett in April.






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In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:17pm
In a city with more Cubans than anywhere but Cuba, what some see as wrongheaded others see as overdue.






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Congressional Roadblock Upends Market for Terrorism Insurance

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:07pm
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act was stopped by the objections of Senator Tom Coburn, who says the bill transfers risk to the federal government but leaves profits in the hands of insurers.






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Sony Drops ‘The Interview’ Following Terrorist Threats

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:48pm
Multiplex chains that control more than 19,200 screens in North America decided not to release the film, ending any prospect of a serious theatrical release.






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Judge Rejects Plea Deal for South Carolina Sheriff

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:42pm
The judge said the proposed probation sentence did not match the severity of charges against the sheriff, James Metts of Lexington County, who is accused of accepting cash bribes.
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South Carolina Judge Vacates Conviction of George Stinney in 1944 Execution

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:37pm
A judge ruled that the murder conviction of George J. Stinney Jr., who was 14, was a “great and fundamental injustice.”
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Alan P. Gross Gains the Freedom From Cuba He Thought Would Never Come

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:34pm
The release of Mr. Gross, who was detained on Dec. 3, 2009, and labeled a spy, was part of a historic thaw in Cuban-American relations announced by President Obama.
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First Draft: Clinton Weighs In on Cuba: I Approve of Policy Change

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:25pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton said she supported President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba.






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Fed Says It Will Be ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Timing

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:22pm
The Fed indicated it remained on course to start raising short-term rates next year, but was no longer saying it would wait a “considerable time.”
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Op-Ed Contributor: Coal, an Outlaw Enterprise

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:10pm
The outsize influence and campaign donations of King Coal subvert democracy in Appalachia.






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Pat McCrory and Mark Sanford Fire Back at Article About Stock Payouts

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:01pm
Gov. McCrory of North Carolina and Representative Sanford of South Carolina each received more than $100,000 from Tree.com for corporate board work.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: Man Convicted of Murder for Shooting of Garage Intruder

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:51pm
A man who killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a “castle doctrine” law allowed him to use deadly force.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Cause of Death of Man in Rampage Not Known

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:50pm
The Montgomery County coroner said Wednesday that a man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives did not stab himself, as was initially reported.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Pollution Swaps Proposed

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:48pm
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed a cap-and-trade plan that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.






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First Draft: Obama Ties American’s Release to the Meaning of Hanukkah

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:34pm
President Obama took the occasion of Alan P. Gross’s release not only to acknowledge the interest the Jewish community had taken in Mr. Gross’s case, but also to connect his release to the holiday and to Jewish teaching.






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Time of Transition: One Big Risk for Cuba-U.S. Relations: Moving Too Fast

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:23pm
If Cuba and the United States are to become allies with deep economic interconnections, a gradual transition to freer trade and a hybrid market system is probably better than a rush to capitalism.






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First Draft: Reservations on Prisoner Swap, but Not on Deal Itself

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:21pm
Felix Alfonso, who came to the United States from Cuba 42 years ago, said that while the trade of prisoners between Cuba and the United States was not equal, the overall deal was still a good one.
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