The New York Times

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Conviction Is Upheld, but Shaming Photograph Is Not

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:37pm
A former state Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption has been spared the embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.






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National Briefing | Washington: Prisoner Swap With Taliban Was Illegal, Investigators Say

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:35pm
The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.






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National Briefing | West: Drought Said to Claim Trillions of Gallons

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:34pm
About 63 trillion gallons of groundwater have been lost across the West since the start of last year because of a severe drought, a study found.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:34pm
A federal judge on Thursday declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to marry.






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DealBook: Bank of America Papers Show Conflict and Trickery in Mortgages

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:29pm
Documents in a settlement between the Bank of America and the Justice Department read like a highlight reel of mortgage sins.
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This Land: Police, Protesters and Reporters Form Uneasy Cast for Nightly Show in Ferguson

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:16pm
Whether conclusion is reached by consent or by force, the participants exit from West Florissant Avenue, prepared to see one another the next evening for a production with no clear closing night.






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Short-Lived Science Line From Lego for Girls

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:11pm
The Danish toymaker debuted Research Institute, its first line aimed at girls to feature women in a professional setting rather than at play or partying.
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Among Whites, Protests Stir a Range of Emotions and a Lot of Perplexity

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:05pm
The march of clergy members, black and white and demanding a full investigation, reached Clayton, the affluent and mostly white county seat, 20 minutes and a million miles away from Ferguson, Mo.






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Virginia Ex-Governor Chronicles Unraveling Marriage at Trial

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:02pm
On his second day on the witness stand, Bob McDonnell pressed his contention that the former first couple could not have conspired illegally.






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Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering the U.S. From Mexico

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:00pm
The Texas governor said that while there was no clear evidence of terrorists sneaking across the border, security there must be increased using drones and additional personnel.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Obama Cares. Look at the Numbers.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:50pm
Has the president hidden his own war on poverty too well?
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With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:43pm
More than a week after protests erupted here after the shooting death of Michael Brown, teachers and others are volunteering to provide some instruction to the students.






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Marketers Are Sizing Up the Millennials

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:06pm
Marketers, manufacturers and retailers are recognizing the group’s potential as the consumers who will drive the economy in the decades ahead.
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A Fast-Food Symbol of America Falls in Moscow

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:52pm
Many Muscovites believe the Russian government’s decision to close four McDonald’s locations, ostensibly for sanitary reasons, was a political move related to the conflict in Ukraine.
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Ebola Patient Revels in ‘Miraculous Day’ as He and Another Exit Hospital

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:52pm
The hospital said it was “confident that the discharge of these patients poses no public health threat” and said the decision to release the two was linked to the results of urine and blood tests.






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States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:50pm
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.






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Boston Suspect’s Friend Changes Plea to Guilty

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:56pm
After seeing another friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with obstructing justice get convicted, Dias Kadyrbayev had little reason to expect a better outcome.






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Poll Shows Broad Divisions Amid Missouri Turmoil

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:32pm
A poll taken since a white policeman in Missouri killed an unarmed black teenager shows blacks and whites divided on how fairly the police deal with each group and a rising feeling that race relations are troubled.






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Quiet on Criminal Justice: Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:23pm
There is an opening for an ambitious candidate to push the party on issues like police abuses and racial injustice, but it hasn’t happened yet.
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Abduction Case Tests Limits of Amish Ties to Modern World

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:20pm
The kidnapping of two girls in Oswegatchie, N.Y., highlighted the challenges the Amish face by adhering to a 19th-century lifestyle in a 21st-century world.
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