The New York Times

To Talk With Hamas, U.S. Needs Help From a Testy Trio of Nations

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:22pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will be leaning heavily on Egypt, Turkey and Qatar — which have deep divisions over the Islamic movement — to help broker a cease-fire as quickly as possible.
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The Big Fix: Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:19pm
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
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Tinderbox Explodes in Wildfires Across Northwest

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:55pm
Dozens of wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.

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Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:51pm
Administrators at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are pressed for changes over how a campus panel handled a freshman’s complaint.
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Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:34pm
Mr. Gentry’s books ranged from the Manson murders to J. Edgar Hoover to the madams of San Francisco.

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Soldier Who Held His Post Is Awarded Medal of Honor

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:23pm
Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant, earned the medal for conspicuous gallantry after more than 200 insurgents tried to overrun his base, which was defended by just nine Americans, in 2008.

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Texas Governor Bolsters Border, and His Profile

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:59pm
Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, seizing on a get-tough immigration message.

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After 150 Years of Rolling Them, Tampa Is Close to No Cigars

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:55pm
New regulations could lead to the closing of the last cigar factory in the historic Ybor City, a Tampa neighborhood that was once home to scores of cigar makers.

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Dan Markel’s Death Reverberates Among Legal Scholars

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:46pm
The death of Dan Markel, a leader in the world of legal online scholarship, has been called a murder by the police in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Hospital Agrees to Pay $190 Million Over Recording of Pelvic Exams

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:45pm
Johns Hopkins Hospital will compensate more than 7,000 women in what experts said was one of the largest medical malpractice cases of its kind.

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For Two Slain Americans, Commitment Came Early

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:32pm
The two were killed on Sunday, in what was the deadliest day yet for both sides in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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U.S. Mentors Prepare to Let Afghan Forces Go It Alone

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:20pm
American Special Forces teams have been a central part of Afghanistan’s security landscape, and how Afghan forces will fare after their departure will help define America’s legacy in the country.
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U.S. Advises Americans to Put Off Travel to Israel

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:38pm
The State Department warning essentially expanded a longstanding advisory that Americans should avoid the West Bank and not travel to Gaza.
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Well: How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:27pm
Gary J. Gates, a demographer, discusses the challenges in obtaining reliable survey information about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders.
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Theater Review: ‘Clinton: The Musical’ Makes Everybody Look Bad

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:34pm
In “Clinton: The Musical,” a former president is so conflicted that he is portrayed by two actors and the humor is so low that Kenneth Starr wears leather and fishnet.
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Turning Profits Into Productivity: Businesses Need to Spend More. The Future of the Economy Depends on It.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:39pm
Capital spending improves worker productivity, and worker productivity leads to better living standards.

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Motherlode Blog: Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:54pm
School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.

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Obama Denounces Russia and Separatists for Obstructing Crash Site

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:27pm
“What exactly are they trying to hide?” Mr. Obama said of pro-Russian separatists who have delayed or impeded the collection of victims' bodies.

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Obama Urges Congress to Ban Job Bias Against Gays

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:46am
President Obama made his declaration as he signed an executive order expanding protections for workers of federal contractors.

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The New Health Care: Medicare Advantage Is Not Efficient, but It Can Be

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:45am
Modeling a Medicare plan on the Affordable Care Act could save taxpayers money by forcing plans to compete on price rather than unnecessary benefits.

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