The New York Times

Paul Ryan’s Proposal Would Consolidate Existing Programs

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:31am
A proposal from Representative Paul D. Ryan, the chairman of the Budget Committee, seeks to consolidate various programs into one that shifts most implementation to states.






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Mapping Drought’s Spread Across the U.S.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:01am
Maps and charts, updated weekly, show the extent of an intensifying drought in the West and Southwest.
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Flights to and From Israel Can Resume, Regulators Say

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:53am
American and European air safety officials said Israel had taken adequate safety precautions to allow flights to resume.






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Overtaken by Events: Obama and the Myth of Presidential Control

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:05am
The powers of the president, though considerable, are outstripped by our unrealistic expectations.






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Incomes and Outcomes: Why Voters Aren’t Angrier About Economic Inequality

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:12am
Research finds little connection between a nation’s income gaps and government effort to close it by taxing the rich to help the poor.






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Word Count: A Tool to Trace Words Through Time

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:11am
The Times used “insurgent” more often during the Mexican Revolution than during the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars.






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As Much of the World Frowns on Israel, Americans Hold Out Support

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:01am
The failures of the Arab Spring to spread democracy in the Middle East have left many in America more inclined to side with Israel, which has lost backing elsewhere, analysts say.






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States Against E.P.A. Rule on Carbon Pollution Would Gain, Study Finds

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:01am
A new study found that Texas and Oklahoma would be among the biggest economic winners under a regulation proposed by President Obama to fight climate change.






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Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Puts Coverage at Risk

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58pm
A federal court ruling barring some subsidies under the health care law raised the possibility that many of the 4.5 million people who were found eligible for them would drop their coverage.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Judge Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:40pm
Jude Raymond P. Moore on Wednesday declared Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but he put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.






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Over Government Objections, Rules on No-Fly List Are Made Public

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:38pm
The procedures for adding names of people deemed to be known or suspected terrorists to various screening lists were published by an online magazine.






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Motherlode Blog: A Dietitian Who Won’t Oversell Nutrition to Her Kids

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:18pm
I learned long ago that nutrition information alone doesn’t motivate people to eat healthy, and I know telling my children that “broccoli will make them big and strong” could backfire.






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Court Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Risks Loss of Coverage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:02pm
A federal court ruling barring some subsidies under the health care law raised the possibility that many of the 4.5 million people who were found eligible for them would drop their coverage.






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Bolstered by Ruling, Republicans Attack Health Law

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:58pm
Republicans pointed to a ruling by an appeals court panel, which said premium subsidies paid to millions of Americans were illegal, as evidence of problems in the law that could not be solved easily.






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Control of Senate May Hinge on Georgia Race

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:55pm
After David Perdue’s victory in the Republican primary, he will face off against the Democrat Michelle Nunn in what many in both parties see as a race crucial to gaining a majority in the Senate.






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Violent Attacks on Homeless in Albuquerque Expose City’s Ills

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:32pm
Three teenagers have been arrested in killings that the police said were staggering in their brutality.
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Swindlers Target Kin of Migrants

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:29pm
The F.B.I. is investigating how con artists received detailed information about migrant children being housed at military bases to lure relatives into paying hefty sums to reunite their families.






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Georgia Republicans Choose David Perdue as Their Senate Candidate

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:26pm
David Perdue’s victory over Jack Kingston, an 11-term Georgia congressman, with just under 51 percent of the vote, upset public polling predictions and conventional wisdom.






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Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:17pm
In an eerie parallel to a botched execution in Oklahoma in April, Joseph R. Wood III repeatedly gasped for one hour and 40 minutes on Wednesday before dying, according to witnesses.






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G.O.P. Plan on Migrants Calls for Less Cash Than Democrats and Obama Seek

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:11pm
With days left until Congress begins its recess, House Republicans and Senate Democrats are struggling to reach a compromise on the amount of funds to allot to the migrant crisis at the southern border.






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