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Police Shooting Kills Crew Member Working for Reality Show ‘Cops’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:16pm
Officers responded to a robbery report and fired on the suspect, who had a pellet gun, killing him and the TV sound supervisor who was recording their activities.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Iowa: Guilty Plea in Campaign Allegiance Deal

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:04pm
A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing payments in exchange for switching his support from one presidential candidate to another in the 2012 election.
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Black Ex-Police Chief Picked for Top Enforcement Post in Missouri

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:58pm
Gov. Jay Nixon nominated a former St. Louis police chief as the state’s top law enforcement official — and the only African-American in his cabinet — in the wake of racially charged unrest in Ferguson.

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9 Mexicans Can Return to Contest Deportations

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:50pm
In a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that enforcement agents had coerced the nine into accepting removal by failing to advise them of their rights.
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Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:36pm
For teenage apparel retailers, screen-obsessed youth pose a threat in the back-to-school sales season.
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Blackwater Jurors Urged to Give Iraqis Justice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:25pm
A federal prosecutor in the case against four former Blackwater guards accused in the killings of Iraqi civilians said a U.S. court ‘levels the playing field.’

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$506 Billion Is Forecast for U.S. Deficit, a Slight Rise

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:02pm
The figure modestly increases the Congressional Budget Office’s April projection that spending would exceed revenue by $492 billion. The change was attributed to lower-than-expected corporate income tax receipts.
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JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Hackers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:00pm
The hackers stole gigabytes of data, including account information. It is not yet clear if the attacks were financially motivated or part of a cyberespionage campaign.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Dethrone ‘King Dollar’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:59pm
America can’t afford to maintain the world’s reserve currency.
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Lawmakers Want Congress to Decide on Military Action Against ISIS

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:34pm
The lawmakers said it was time for Congress to weigh in on whether to give President Obama the power to broaden what began as a limited campaign.
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Convictions of Amish Sect Leader and Followers Overturned in Hair-Cutting Attacks

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:46pm
Samuel Mullet Sr. and eight followers, who cut the hair and beards of Amish rivals in Ohio in 2011, will remain in prison as prosecutors decide their next step.

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General Forced to Retire Over Sex Assault Case

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
An investigation had concluded that Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, the top Army commander in Japan, did not properly investigate accusations against a colonel.

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Motherlode Blog: Back-to-School Blues

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
You know that moment in “A Visitor for Bear” when Bear realizes that as much as he likes his quiet routines, he likes having someone there to laugh at his jokes, too? My children went back to school this morning, and I felt that.

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Motherlode Blog: Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:47am
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.

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Capital Field Notes: The Word on Obamacare: It’s Shrinking as a Political Issue

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:22am
Lawmakers are more concerned with other matters, judging by Congressional news releases this summer.

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Spy vs. Spy: Uber’s Secret Agents: When Poaching Becomes Unethical

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:55am
How the smartphone-based car service tried to lure drivers from its main competitor.

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Arizona Treasurer Wins G.O.P. Primary for Governor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:32am
Doug Ducey, who is also the former chief executive of an international chain of ice cream parlors, defeated five opponents in the Republican contest.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:26am
Court costs, fees and fines are big business for private companies and local governments.

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Rubio Warns Obama Against Executive Action on Immigration

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:26am
The Florida senator, who once championed an overhaul supporting people who are in the U.S. illegally, told the president not to interfere with deportations.

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Nonprofit Hospitals’ 2013 Revenue Lowest Since Recession, Report Says

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00am
Moody’s Investors Service analyzed the results of 383 hospital systems and found that revenue growth slowed last year to a nominal low of 3.9 percent as hospital admissions fell for the first time.

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