The New York Times

Nuclear Plants Should Focus on Risks Posed by External Events, Study Says

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:02pm
The nuclear power industry is not as prepared for those external events, according to a National Academy of Sciences study ordered by Congress after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011.






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Pioneer Day of Mormons, Retooled for Saloon

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:51pm
The state holiday honors the arrival of Brigham Young in the Salt Lake Valley, but for non-Mormons, it has become something else: “Pie ’n’ Beer Day.”






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Heady Summer, Fateful Fall for Dinesh D’Souza, a Conservative Firebrand

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:24pm
Even with the prospect of jail time looming, Dinesh D’Souza has emerged as the right-wing media star of the moment, a seemingly constant presence on talk radio and Fox News.
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A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:22pm
The state’s attorney general called for a temporary halt to executions a day after it took one hour and 57 minutes for Joseph R. Wood III to die.






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Senator’s Bill Is Stricter on N.S.A. Than House’s

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:14pm
Senator Patrick J. Leahy said he would file a new version of a bill to end the National Security Agency’s program to collect bulk phone records.






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Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:08pm
A report said that the university’s band members had been told to mimic sex acts and were given vulgar nicknames, and that the director did not do enough to stop harassment.






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C.D.C. Says Tuberculosis Lab, Shut Amid Exposure Scare, Can Continue Its Work

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:01pm
A moratorium imposed after two accidents at other labs that could have exposed workers to anthrax and H5N1 was lifted because the lab has passed safety inspections and its work is crucial, a spokesman said.






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Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:52pm
George Fox University near Portland, Ore., has become the latest front in the fight over what defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide.






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National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:47pm
By deploying Guard members himself rather than through Washington, Gov. Rick Perry has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions.






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Washington Post Reporter Apparently Detained in Iran

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:08pm
A Washington Post correspondent, his Iranian wife and two other Americans were apparently taken into custody on Tuesday.






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G.M. Results Show Financial Hit of Recalls

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:43pm
The automaker took a $400 million charge to compensate those affected by faulty ignitions that can cut engine power and disable air bags.






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Obama Seeks to Close Loophole That Firms Use to Shield Profits Abroad

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:28pm
The president asked Congress to remove the tax advantages of inversion, in which corporations designate a foreign country as their official address.






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Army War College Starts Plagiarism Inquiry of Senator John Walsh’s Thesis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:25pm
The United States Army War College determined in a preliminary review on Thursday that Mr. Walsh appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master’s degree from the institution.






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Well: Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:41pm
In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.






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Deadly Tornado Hits Campground in Virginia Two Times

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:30pm
A severe storm left two people dead, injured 36 others and sent massive trees flying at a Chesapeake Bay campground filled with vacationing families.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Teenager on Vacation — and on Social Media

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:43pm
Some parents want their teenagers to put their phones down on vacation and connect with their families. But their teenagers might have a different, and valid, sense of what it means to be connected.






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A Plan on Poverty: From Republicans, a New Approach to ‘Accountability’

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:13pm
Paul Ryan’s plan for the poor seeks to improve incentives for work. It also reflects a big change: no spending cuts for them.






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U.S. Considering Refugee Status for Hondurans

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:52pm
The plan aims to stem the surge at the border, allowing hundreds of minors and young adults to enter the United States without making a dangerous trek through Mexico.
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Tax Policy: Paul Ryan’s Proposal Hints at Change in Tone on Poverty

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:47am
His new plan would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to a larger group of people, essentially making a low-wage job more attractive.






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Conservatives Write an Assertive New Script to Fight Abortion

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:45am
Social conservatives are moving to put abortion at the center of the midterm elections, despite warnings from other Republicans to tread lightly on social issues.






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