The New York Times

National Briefing | West: California: Metallic Fence Blamed in Wildfire

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:03pm
Body [ Edit ] Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun reflecting off two-foot-tall sheet metal fencing that edged a homeowner’s vegetable garden.

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New DNA Test Sought in Identical Twin’s Rape Case

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:59pm
Prosecutors in Massachusetts hope the case will be a breakthrough for criminal cases involving identical twins.

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Detroit Reaches Deal With Creditor, as Others Object to Bankruptcy Plans

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:27pm
Detroit’s hopes for a swift emergence from the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy remain uncertain, despite the fact that it gained the support of a former opponent.

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Well Leaks, Not Fracking, Are Linked to Fouled Water

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:02pm
The process of hydraulic fracturing, suspected by some environmentalists of letting natural gas get into aquifers, was not seen to blame for the pollution.
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News Analysis: Handling of Ray Rice Case Puts Roger Goodell Under Heightened Level of Scrutiny

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:44pm
The N.F.L. and Goodell are facing mounting criticism for the handling of Rice, who was suspended indefinitely only after the release of an unequivocal video of him assaulting a woman.

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Democrats Put Cultural Issues in Their Quiver

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:23pm
Democrats are using wedge issues in states like Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado to stoke concerns about Republicans among moderate voters, especially women.

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Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.

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Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:52am
Eddie Lee Howard Jr. was convicted of murder largely because of what many experts call a far-fetched match of his teeth to purported bite wounds.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”

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Letter From America: Observations on America's Middle-Class Malaise

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:50am
In "Boyhood," the filmmaker Richard Linklater produces a portrait of a changing America in which middle-class life grows more precarious and chaotic.

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Recovery in Need of a Recovery: What the Poverty Rate Tells Us About the Overall Economy

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:59am
Several years into an economic recovery, many people don’t feel much better about their financial state.

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Sidebar: Challenging the Privacy of Statements Inside the Jury Room

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:46am
The Supreme Court will hear a case in which a defendant is seeking a new trial by arguing that statements made by the jury’s forewoman showed that she should not have been selected as a juror.

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Regulator Slow to Respond to Deadly Vehicle Defects

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:02am
An investigation by The New York Times has found that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frequently has been slow to identify problems, tentative to act and reluctant to employ its full legal powers against companies.

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Sports of The Times: To N.F.L. Fans, the Sport’s Troubles Vanish Between the Lines

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:37pm
Issues like domestic abuse didn’t seem to impinge on Giants fans’ eager expectation of a game against the Cardinals at MetLife Stadium.

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Defying Unions, Democrat Gina M. Raimondo Vies to Become Rhode Island’s First Female Governor

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:57pm
As Rhode Island’s treasurer, Ms. Raimondo, now the Democratic nominee for governor, led the state through a painful pension restructuring, drawing animosity that could become a recurring theme if she is elected.

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Retro Report: Lessons From the Past for a Future in Smart Cars

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:49pm
The slow move toward air bags and seatbelts as standard safety features, into an era of the computer on wheels.

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Andy Stapp, Soldier Who Tried to Unionize the Military, Dies at 70

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:18pm
As antiwar protester determined to challenge the military from within, Mr. Stapp faced court-martial twice and a discharge for what his superiors deemed subversive activity.
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Conservative Experiment Faces Revolt in Reliably Red Kansas

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:11pm
Some of Kansas’ staunchest Republicans have found some of Gov. Sam Brownback’s measures to be too far to the right, and have endorsed Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate.

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Wisconsin Town Races Llamas to Draw Crowds

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:55pm
The small town of Hammond has made an annual llama-racing event into a quirky tourist draw, now in its 18th year.

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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:48pm
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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