The New York Times

The Great Stagnation: You Can’t Feed a Family With G.D.P.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:44pm
The census numbers on what American families made last year are as mediocre as they are predictable.

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House Expected to Vote on Training Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:22pm
Republicans will insist on a careful accounting of how the plan fits into a larger strategy to defeat the militant group.
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Bill Targets Pro Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:02pm
Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, has introduced the bill, which would disallow leagues, most notably the N.F.L., from claiming status as tax-exempt nonprofits.
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Medal of Honor Awarded to 2 Vietnam-Era Soldiers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:53pm
President Obama honored Specialist Donald P. Sloat and Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins for their acts of valor nearly 50 years ago.

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U.S. Moves to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:12pm
The Obama administration is moving to cut emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

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Pulse of the People: Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:08am
The decrease in violent crime is one of the most striking trends over recent decades, but that wasn’t reflected in a recent YouGov online panel.

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Remaking Medicine : Health Law Falls Flat With Kentucky Voters, Even Those It Helps

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:57am
Although expanded coverage made the state an early success story, there is little evidence it will help Democrats there in the midterm elections.

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District of Columbia Officials Push for Statehood at a Senate Committee Hearing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:34am
It was the first congressional hearing on the issue in more than two decades, with the first bill introduced in the House in 1983.

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Number of Prisoners in U.S. Grew Slightly in 2013, Report Finds

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:02am
A Justice Department report showed a jump in inmates at state prisons last year, while the number of federal prisoners showed a modest drop for the first time in years.

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It’s the Economy: Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:59am
As American cities compete for college-educated workers, Portland has a unique problem: It has way too many.
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Inequality on Campus: ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:30am
QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.

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The New Health Care: New Estimates on Health Coverage Are Accurate but Outdated

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:11am
The government released reliable estimates of how many people had health insurance in early 2014. It won’t tell us much about the Affordable Care Act, though.

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U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:04am
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama is expanding military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

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Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:01am
Federal researchers found that the number of uninsured declined substantially in the first quarter of this year.

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U.S. to End Coverage Under Health Care Law for Tens of Thousands

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:45pm
The Obama administration said it would terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because they had failed to prove they were eligible for coverage.

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For James Foley’s Family, U.S. Policy Offered No Hope

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:32pm
After Mr. Foley was kidnapped by ISIS, the government offered sympathy but little active support, his family said, leaving them overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.
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Utah Victim Was Fleeing, Autopsy Finds

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:28pm
Darrien Nathaniel Hunt, a black man who was shot to death by the police, suffered six wounds, all from behind, a private autopsy suggested.
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Arizona Republican Official Resigns After Remarks About Medicaid Recipients

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:05pm
Russell Pearce, who had been a polarizing figure on the immigration issue, said he was quoting someone else in calling for birth control for those getting Medicaid.

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U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:58pm
Counterterrorism officials said they are far more concerned that a militant will enter the country in a quite typical way: legally, on a commercial airline flight.
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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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