The New York Times

Warning of Terror Risk, Regional Leaders Show Their Focus on Safety

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:56pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie met with the homeland security secretary to review counterterrorism procedures.
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Kerry Says U.S. Is Open to Talking to Iran, Even as Ayatollah Is Dismissive

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:49pm
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at a Paris conference on the Iraqi security crisis, as Iran’s supreme leader said the American plan for bombing ISIS was absurd.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Obama Must Get Congress’s Backing for the Fight Against ISIS

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:36pm
We should not stretch the open-ended 9/11 authorization to cover new airstrikes.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Wisconsin: Evaluation of Girl Ordered in Stabbing Case

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:09pm
A judge halted proceedings on Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls, who are accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man, while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation






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National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Waiting for Justices to Rule on Gay Marriage

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:07pm
Same-sex couples hoping to get married in Indiana will have to wait until the United States Supreme Court addresses the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Ambush Came From Woods, Police Say

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:05pm
A gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, hid with a rifle in a wooded lair overlooking their law enforcement barracks and opened fire during a late night shift change, the police said Monday.






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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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