The New York Times

Identity Crisis: Why Voter ID Laws Don’t Swing Many Elections

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:13am
The number of registered voters who do not seem to have photo ID is seriously overstated, giving the group the power to affect only the closest races.

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First Draft: Obama Is Said to Scrap Child-Care Rules in G.O.P. Outreach

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:00am
The president is planning to scrap a few new rules in an effort to persuade Congress to pass an immigration bill, according to people familiar with the plan.

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Deal by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Raises Cash and Some Concern

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:01am
The foundation is to announce that it will receive $3.3 billion after it helped finance the development of drugs for the deadly lung disease.

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Woman’s Remains Being Tested for Ebola in New York

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:38pm
The woman, who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, had returned to the United States 18 days earlier from West Africa, city health officials said.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Republicans Sure Love to Hate Unions

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:23pm
The 2014 election was a major defeat for labor, but the question of who will represent the interests of economically struggling voters is still open.

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Louisiana: New Orleans Police to Reopen Hundreds of Cases

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:07pm
Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans said Tuesday that a special team of police officers would reopen hundreds of mishandled cases uncovered by a city inspector general’s audit that was released last week.

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Bill to Restrict N.S.A. Data Collection Blocked in Vote by Senate Republicans

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:02pm
Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure failed to secure the 60 votes they needed to take up the legislation.

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Vatican’s New Tone Gains a Voice in Chicago as Blase Cupich Becomes Archbishop

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:02pm
Blase J. Cupich of Chicago took his seat as archbishop in the nation’s third-largest Catholic archdiocese, part of the pope’s effort to reshape church leadership.
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In Compromise Plan, Limited Fracking Is Approved for National Forest in Virginia

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:53pm
Ninety percent of the George Washington National Forest will be closed to hydraulic fracturing and conventional oil and gas drilling.
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Virginia: College Student’s Death Was a Homicide, Police Say

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:46pm
Hannah Graham, the missing University of Virginia student whose remains were discovered Oct. 18, was a victim of a homicide, the Albemarle County Police Department said Tuesday.
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Washington: F.A.A. Rules Found to Apply to Unmanned Aircraft

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:44pm
The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to apply to unmanned aircraft its longstanding rules against “reckless or careless use” of aircraft.
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Reports Say Mayor Rejected Deal From Federal Prosecutors

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:42pm
Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington declined on Tuesday to respond to news reports that he had rejected a deal offered by federal prosecutors for him to plead guilty to a single felony count related to activities during his 2010 campaign.
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Texas: Judge Refuses to Dismiss Case Against Governor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:39pm
A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry.
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Senate Defeats Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline in Narrow Vote

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:25pm
Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, had hoped to get the legislation through in advance of her uphill runoff election fight back home.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Black With a Capital B

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:54pm
It’s not just a color — it’s the identity of a people.
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Op-Ed Contributors: How Medical Care Is Being Corrupted

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:33pm
Doctors have to choose between themselves and their patients.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Sustainable Solution for the Corn Belt

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:31pm
A creative new approach to Midwestern agriculture, involving indigenous prairie plants, has the potential to unite farmers and environmentalists.

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House Democrats Keep Leaders After Losses

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:40pm
Representative Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the party’s leader in the chamber, despite quiet dissent among some representatives.

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Square Feet: Contrite Over Failed Urban Renewal, Washington D.C. Refreshes a Waterfront

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:21pm
The Wharf, a new development on the Potomac waterfront in the southwest quadrant of the city, is an effort to shed the area’s urban renewal image.
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Economic Scene: A Carbon Tax Could Bolster Green Energy

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:52pm
Despite technological innovations, investment in alternative power generation is lagging. But one tool could trim carbon emissions on a meaningful scale.
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