The New York Times

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:09pm
Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said that gun control advocates had to learn from the National Rifle Association and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda.






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Iran Escalates Dispute Over U.N. Envoy

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:49pm
Even if Iran does have legal grounds to argue that its new ambassador’s rights have been violated, there is little it can do, experts said.
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Obama Commutes a Prisoner’s Sentence, Lengthened More Than 3 Years by a Typo

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:26pm
President Obama’s rare use of his clemency powers to spare Ceasar Huerta Cantu from being locked up for 42 more months highlighted a new effort to rethink sentencing rules.






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National Briefing | West: California: Two Accused of Murders and Rapes While Wearing GPS Trackers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:23pm
Two paroled sex offenders are accused of raping and killing at least four women in Orange County while dutifully checking in with the police and wearing their GPS trackers.






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Early Data in E-Cigarette Study May Raise Safety Concerns

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:17pm
The study, still in a preliminary stage, found that lung cells exposed to e-cigarette vapor showed cancerous reactions similar to cells exposed to tobacco smoke.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Mudslide Toll at 37

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:16pm
One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit Oso on March 22, the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Anti-Sodomy Law Stands

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:13pm
The State House voted 66 to 27 on Tuesday to reject a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.






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National Briefing | Washington: Marine Is Disciplined for Drinking on Presidential Trip

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:09pm
Cpl. Korey Nathan Pritchett was removed from embassy security detail after he consumed alcohol in the hours before reporting for duty in the Netherlands, where President Obama attended a summit meeting last month.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Veterans and White Supremacy

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:59pm
The Kansas shooter had a long history of hate. Why wasn’t he stopped?






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Economic Scene: Tech Leaps, Job Losses and Rising Inequality

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:59pm
For 50 years, economic consensus has held that new machines lift demand for skilled workers. But what if technology has become a substitute for labor?
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Capital Murder Among Charges for Suspect in Kansas Shooting

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:54pm
The charges against Frazier Glenn Miller, appearing by video for his initial court hearing, included one count that could result in the death penalty.






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Nasal Spray Holds Hope in Fighting Flu Epidemic

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:31pm
A new method, still being tested, would coat receptors in the throat and nose before influenza viruses attach.






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PET Scans Offer Clues on Vegetative States

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:37pm
A study found that a significant number of people labeled vegetative had received an incorrect diagnosis and actually had some degree of consciousness and the potential to improve.
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The Lede: Live Coverage on the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:12pm
Dignitaries and average Bostonians gathered to commemorate the fallen and the survivors.






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E-Cigarettes Are Targeted at Youths, Report Says

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:11pm
Lawmakers said a survey of electronic cigarette producers found that hundreds of giveaways and sponsorships took place at youth-oriented events.
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Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:02am
Changes to the Census Bureau’s annual survey on health insurance will make it hard to gauge any shift in the number of uninsured; an internal paper called the timing “coincidental and unfortunate.”






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Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am
Efforts to tackle climate change have repeatedly collided with politics in Washington, where Republicans question the science of global warming, and ties to the fossil fuel industry have made them resistant to change.






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National Briefing | West: California: Ex-City Manager Sentenced to 33 Months in First of Two Cases

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:42pm
The man the authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars was sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.






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National Briefing | South: Georgia: New Schools Chief for Atlanta

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:42pm
The Atlanta school board on Monday approved Meria Carstarphen as the district’s next superintendent.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Minnesota: Governor Signs Into Law a Phased-In Rise in the Minimum Wage

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:42pm
Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have raises coming after a new minimum wage law was signed Monday by Gov. Mark Dayton.






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