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For Freshmen Congressmen, President’s State of the Union Address Is Rite of Passage

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:50pm
For longtime members of Congress, the State of the Union address in the seventh year of a presidency can be a ho-hum affair, but for freshmen, it is a congressional rite of passage.
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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Man Shoots Doctor and Kills Himself at Boston Hospital

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:24pm
A man shot a doctor Tuesday inside Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, critically wounding the physician before killing himself, police said.






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Safety Unit Broadens Its Scrutiny of a Ford Recall

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:21pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new administrator, Mark R. Rosekind, has ordered a review of a 2013 recall of Ford’s biggest pickup trucks.
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National Briefing | Courts: $447,000 Seized by Government Will Be Returned to Business

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:21pm
The United States attorney for New York’s Eastern District signed off on a settlement that would return $447,000 seized from a Long Island business under civil asset forfeiture.






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Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes, a Counterculture Spirit Thrives

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:55am
A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.






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Prison Beard Ban Violates Muslim Religious Rights, Supreme Court Rules

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:50am
The justices unanimously rejected arguments by Arkansas prison officials that allowing beards would make it easier for inmates to hide contraband.






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One Shot at Boston Hospital, Police Say

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:47am
The Boston police said a suspect was in custody after a shooting at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.






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Motherlode Blog: Meeting the Baby, Becoming a Family

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:39am
From the moment we met our daughter, weighing two-and-a-half pounds and wearing a red bow pasted on her head, we could tell she was the fighter and “rock star” we’d been told about.






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New Texas Governor Expected to Continue on Perry’s Path

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:23am
Greg Abbott, who served as state attorney general under Rick Perry, has championed and defended his conservative initiatives.






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News Analysis: In State of the Union Address, Obama Is to Move Past Hardship and Reset Goals

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:01am
President Obama is expected to use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to urge action on issues deferred by the nation’s economic struggles in recent years.






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Well Before Scandals, Cosby’s Wife Faulted Media Treatment of Blacks

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:01am
Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby’s wife of nearly 51 years, has spoken out for decades against images of African-Americans as seen on television and in other media.






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On to Plan B as Oil Work Stalls in Texas

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:58pm
Many residents of Midland, a community dependent on oil drilling, already have their backup plans in place as work starts to dry up.






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National Briefing | South: Kentucky: Train Kills 2-Year-Old Wandering With Dog

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:27pm
A 2-year-old boy who was wandering with a dog a couple of blocks from home in Hopkinsville was killed Monday morning after both were hit by a CSX train.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: Water Warning Is Issued After Oil Spill

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:25pm
Drinking water was being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major oil spill along the Yellowstone River were detected in public water supplies.






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Sorority Anti-Rape Idea: Drinking on Own Turf

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:19pm
For decades, national sororities have banned alcohol, but amid debate over how to address sexual assaults, many of them at fraternity parties, female students are questioning that policy.






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British Spies Seized Emails to Reporters

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:39pm
There is no explanation of why, in 2008, the vast collection of messages was sucked into the global system of electronic surveillance created and maintained by British and American spies.
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Members of Congress, in Cuba, Discuss Trade but Don’t Meet With Castro

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:23pm
An expected session with President Raúl Castro did not materialize after the delegation met with several Cuba dissidents.
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Obama’s Social Media Team Tries to Widen Audience for State of the Union Address

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:13pm
An Internet-savvy staff aims to reach new audiences for the president’s message, sidestepping the skeptical filter often applied by White House reporters.






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National Briefing: Pope’s U.S. Trip Will Not Include California

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:03pm
Pope Francis said on Monday that his trip to the United States in September would be limited to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Governor Recovering After Fall From Horse

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:58pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was hospitalized Monday in Richmond with complications from being tossed by a horse and breaking seven ribs during a holiday trip to Africa with his family, a spokesman said.






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