The New York Times

5 Guantánamo Inmates Are Sent to Eastern Europe

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:19pm
The Obama administration has been struggling with where to send four Yemenis among the five released prisoners, because Yemen is chronically unstable.

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First Draft: Verbatim: From the Roman Senate to Ours

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:07pm
Senator Ted Cruz quoted from Cicero’s The First Oration Against Catiline, with a few tweaks such as subbing “Mr. Obama” for “Catiline,” on the Senate floor in addressing the president’s expected executive action on immigration.

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Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriages to Proceed in South Carolina

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:27am
The Supreme Court declined to hear an emergency application from South Carolina officials to stay a lower court ruling allowing same-sex marriages.

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First Draft: McConnell Makes Final Plea to Obama on Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:17am
Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader and incoming majority leader, accused the president of prioritizing politics and his own legacy over good policy.

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Motherlode Blog: Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:54am
Talking about gratitude and giving around the Thanksgiving table is a great time to start a new family tradition: jump starting better conversations every night.

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First Draft: Former Senator Jim Webb Exploring 2016 Bid

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:37am
Jim Webb, a Democratic former senator from Virginia, announced that he has launched an exploratory committee for a potential 2016 presidential run.

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First Draft: Christie on Springsteen, the Senate and Being Out of the Woods

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:21am
Outtakes from Gov. Chris Christie’s interview with Mark Leibovich.

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First Draft: Committee on Why It Couldn’t ‘Defund’ Obama Order

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:07am
Statement from the House Appropriations Committee on its view that it could not deny funding to the agency responsible for implementing an executive order on immigration.

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First Draft: Today in Politics

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:04am
Republican options for stopping President Obama’s immigration action may be limited because Congress doesn’t control the immigration agency’s finances.

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General Motors Is Sued by Arizona for $3 Billion Over Recalls

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:09am
The suit is the first major legal action to be taken against the automaker over its record number of vehicle recalls this year.

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National Book Award Goes to Phil Klay for His Short Story Collection

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:50pm
Mr. Klay won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for his debut short story collection, “Redeployment,” which draws on his experience as a Marine who served in Iraq.

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John T. Downey Dies at 84; Held Captive for 20 Years

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:29pm
Mr. Downey became the longest-serving American prisoner of war by surviving more than 20 years in Chinese prisons after being shot down over Manchuria in 1952.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Man Convicted in 1975 Killing Is to Be Freed

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:06pm
A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed that he lied as a boy when he told jurors he had seen the deadly attack.

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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: Judge Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:02pm
A judge ruled in Federal District Court that Montana’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to unions of a man and a woman violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Rites Set for American Killed by Islamic State

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:58pm
A funeral service for Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger who was beheaded last weekend by Islamic State extremists, will be held Friday at an Islamic center in Fishers, Ind.

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Massachusetts Town Votes to End Bid for Tobacco Ban

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:51pm
A week after a public hearing of angry citizens was cut short, the Board of Health in Westminster, Mass., voted to stop pursuing a proposed ban on tobacco.

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Immigration Has Republican Governors Seething and Facing Practical Challenges

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:44pm
New legal protections for five million illegal immigrants would thrust the issue back into the states, creating issues like the granting of driver’s licenses or in-state college tuition.

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Snow Piles Up in Buffalo Area, With More Expected; at Least 7 Die

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:44pm
A lake-effect storm has left parts of western New York buried under five feet of snow, a total that is likely to grow in the next several days.

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Obama Names Fatigue Specialist to Lead Traffic Safety Agency

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:43pm
The announcement, after a series of auto safety crises, comes almost a year after the departure of the previous top regulator.
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World Briefing: Somalia: Gunmen Kill Minnesota Man

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:43pm
Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left his job to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu with urban planning and drainage systems.
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