The New York Times

National Briefing | South: Tennessee: Police Call in Sick

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:41pm
More than 400 Memphis police officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a protest to planned cuts to their health care, officials said Monday.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Abuse Case Is Settled

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:38pm
The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced a confidential settlement in a priest sex abuse case scheduled to go to trial on Monday.






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New T.S.A. Rules for Electronics on Flights Bound for U.S.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:47pm
American officials are responding to intelligence reports that explosives could be disguised inside devices like cellphones.






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A California Oil Field Yields Another Prized Commodity

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:35pm
Oil producers and farmers have competed for water during the state’s drought, but an oil field in the Central Valley is aiding agricultural irrigation.






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Louis Brown Jr., Nicole Simpson’s Father, Dies at 90

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:27pm
Mr. Brown was a familiar presence at the murder trial of O.J. Simpson and became a public voice against domestic violence.






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Behind Ivy Walls: More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:55pm
Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.






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Motherlode Blog: Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:14pm
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.






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China Denies Entry to an American Scholar Who Spoke Up for a Uighur Colleague

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:57am
The American professor said he believed he was being punished for his vocal backing of Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur economics professor.
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Campaign Finance: Money Is Raised; Now Lessig’s Super PAC Must Win

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:46am
The proving ground of a Harvard Law School professor’s goal of campaign finance reform will be five House races in November.






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The New Health Care: Gingrich’s Correct Prediction About Medicare’s Future

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00am
Private alternatives to traditional Medicare are attracting more people, as a new generation with different expectations enters retirement.






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Ties Strained, Germans Press U.S. to Answer Spy Allegation

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:58am
There was anger but also caution, suggesting that the scandal over the arrest of a German intelligence employee might not be as serious as feared.






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6 Israelis Held Over the Killing of Palestinian

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:11am
A group of Israelis was arrested in what one official described as a revenge killing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pursue the case and said, “We do not differentiate between terrorists.”






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Officials Defend N.S.A. After New Privacy Details Are Reported

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:06pm
A report by The Washington Post, which included information from Edward J. Snowden, suggested that roughly nine out of 10 communications involved people who were not the direct targets of surveillance.






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Creating a Safe Harbor for a Village Heritage

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:04pm
Fishermen in Morro Bay, Calif., have joined forces with scientists and civic leaders to give small-scale fishermen a chance against big-time operators.
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Mayor Mike Duggan’s Pledges Echo in Detroit’s North End

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 9:45pm
The North End, which has both glorious homes and some of the city’s harshest blight, captures both the hope and challenge of the mayor’s pledge to improve Detroit.






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David Truong, Figure in U.S. Wiretap Case, Dies at 68

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 8:57pm
His conviction on espionage charges in 1978 raised alarms about the federal government’s use of wiretaps without court orders and spurred passage of the 1978 Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 7:50pm
To influence carbon policy, the Natural Resources Defense Council followed a strategy used by the oil industry during the Bush administration.






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Still-Divided Washington Readies for Start of Recreational Marijuana Sales

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 7:36pm
After nearly two years of anticipation, excitement and dread by still-divided Washington residents, the first licenses for legal sale of recreational marijuana will be issued Monday, state officials said.






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Reno Rolls the Dice on High-Tech

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 6:44pm
The Nevada city is looking to shed its casino-town image and become a hub of e-commerce ventures, an Apple data center and a drone testing ground.






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Afghanistan Election Dispute Draws More Calls for Vote Audit

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 3:35pm
The pressure increased the likelihood that Afghanistan’s electoral commission will have to formally reassess the June 14 runoff vote even as it prepares to announce preliminary results.






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