The New York Times

National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: Dead Babies’ Mother Was Addict, Police Say

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:19pm
A mother’s motive for killing six of her newborns was that she was addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs and did not want to deal with the responsibility, Capt. Mike Roberts of the Pleasant Grove Police told The Associated Press on Tuesday.






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Republicans Pick Cleveland Over Dallas for Convention

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:54pm
After aggressive campaigns that involved a parade of elephants and a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Cleveland beat Dallas for the right to host the 2016 Republican convention.






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Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:36pm
The legislation, which faces long odds in the House, would ensure that women have access to insurance coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections.






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Paying Till It Hurts: Rapid Price Increases for Some Generic Drugs Catch Users by Surprise

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:21pm
In recent years, generic drugs have saved the health care system billions, but increasingly the costs of some generics are going the other way.






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Motherlode Blog: Summer Camp: The Debate

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:52pm
Should you send your children away to summer camp? Reasonable parents can disagree, and Bruce Feiler and I do.






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Motherlode Blog: The No Longer Reluctant Sperm Donor

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:53pm
When my friends Tori and Kelly first asked me to be their sperm donor, I was reluctant. But I quickly became fully invested in their process, and far more aware of how widespread infertility is.






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Court Blocks Arizona Policy of Denying Driver’s Licenses to Some Immigrants

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:44pm
A federal appeals court said there was “no legitimate state interest” in treating young immigrants differently from other noncitizens with work permits.






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Obama to Pick Defense Aide for Energy Post

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:34pm
President Obama announced that he would nominating Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the National Security Council’s top nuclear proliferation and defense policy official, to be deputy secretary of energy.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Children With a Single Focus

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:33pm
A parent asks: My 6-year-old gets very passionate about certain topics and tends to focus only on those topics. Should I try really hard to strike more of a balance?






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Chicago Tallies 14 Dead in Holiday Weekend Shootings

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:32pm
Extra police officers on Chicago’s streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured.






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Mistrust in North Carolina Over Plan to Reduce Precincts

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:21pm
A plan to save money and streamline operations has been seen as racially motivated by some in the community.






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Wall Street Offers Clinton a Thorny Embrace

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:02pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has enjoyed a close relationship with the financial sector, must grapple with a powerful populist surge coursing through national politics, on both the right and the left.






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Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:51pm
The White House says it is hindered in the crisis of immigrant minors by a law to fight sex trafficking, which makes it hard to return certain children to their countries.






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Alan J. Dixon, 86, Is Dead; U.S. Senator Who Championed Illinois

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:16pm
Mr. Dixon was a two-term United States senator from Illinois in the 1980s and early ’90s who was known for keen attention to constituents’ needs.






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Coalition Prods Congress on Transportation Fund

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:07pm
Business advocacy groups say lawmakers’ inaction on infrastructure spending threatens the economic recovery.






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Friend Says Boston Bombing Suspect Spoke of Building Bomb

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:48pm
A prosecutor said that the Boston bombing suspect had told his friends a month before the explosion that he could build a bomb and that he spoke of martyrdom.






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Clinton Defends Her Handling of a Rape Case in 1975

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:47pm
Responding to criticism about how she defended a rape suspect in 1975, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she had asked to be removed from the case, but was not.
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National Briefing | Washington: Group Promoting Referendum on Marijuana Submits Signatures

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:28pm
Advocates for the legalization of marijuana in Washington announced Monday that they had collected more than twice the signatures required to get a measure on the November ballot.






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To Cut Costs, Federal Workers Become Nomads

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:25pm
Employees at the General Services Administration headquarters participate in a desk-sharing program that takes advantage of the fact that on any given day many workers are out of the office.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Two Men Sentenced in Mob Attack on Truck Driver

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:45pm
A judge on Monday sentenced one man to prison and a second to probation for their involvement in a mob attack on a motorist who accidentally struck a boy with his pickup truck in Detroit.






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