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Banking Start-Ups Adopt New Tools for Lending

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:13pm
New software is expected to sharpen assessments of creditworthiness, but even proponents acknowledge the potential for inadvertent discrimination.






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Cubans Convicted in the U.S. Face New Fears of Deportation

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:13pm
A longstanding policy of permitting Cubans with criminal convictions to remain in the United States is suddenly on shakier ground.






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After 36 Years, a New York Town Sifts Through Suspicions on a Fatal Fire

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:06pm
Law enforcement officials in Greece, N.Y., say they are close to seeking an indictment in connection with a 1978 motel fire that killed 10 people.
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Supreme Court to Review Bans on Solicitations in Judge Races

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:59pm
Judges already routinely hear cases involving lawyers and litigants who have contributed to their campaigns, setting up possible conflicts of interest.






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N.S.A. Breached North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack, Officials Say

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:50pm
Evidence gathered by software hidden by the N.S.A. to monitor North Korean activities proved critical in persuading President Obama to accuse the government of ordering the cyberattack on Sony, officials said.






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Yoko Nagae Ceschina, Countess and Fairy Godmother to the Arts, Dies at 82

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:49pm
Countess Ceschina was one of the world’s foremost patrons of classical music, if also one of the least publicly known.
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ASAP Yams, Creative Force in Hip-Hop, Dies at 26

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:33pm
A New York City native, Yams, whose real name was Steven Rodriguez, was an owner of the ASAP Worldwide label and a founder of the ASAP Mob collective.
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Cuomo to Propose 2 New Minimum Wages, for New York City and State

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:16pm
The proposal, which Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to announce in his State of the State address Wednesday, would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 in New York City and to $10.50 elsewhere.
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In Ferguson, Push for Criminal Justice Reform Draws Comparisons to ’60s Fight for Civil Rights

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:14pm
The Congressional Black Caucus was focusing its attention on a bill that would support President Obama’s plan to equip more police officers with body cameras.






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Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Wary

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:11pm
Soaring stock prices and major advances in fighting diseases have some saying the industry has turned a corner and others watching for a bursting bubble.
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Marriage Case Offers G.O.P. Political Cover

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 7:58pm
If the Supreme Court resolves the issue as expected, it could largely neutralize a debate that a majority of Americans believe Republicans are on the wrong side of.






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Op-Ed Contributor: High Noon for the Gray Wolf

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:37pm
If the U.S. doesn’t act, these creatures will be slaughtered again.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Will the F.D.A. Kill Off E-Cigs?

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:37pm
Government guidelines could clarify the benefits for smokers.






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Gunshots Fired From Vehicle Speeding Past Biden’s Delaware Home, but Driver Gets Away

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:22pm
Neither the vice president nor his wife was home when several shots were fired out of a moving vehicle on Saturday night, federal law enforcement officials said.
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South Carolina’s Graham Considers Presidential Run

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 2:53pm
On “Meet the Press,” the senator from South Carolina said he had filed with the I.R.S. to create a committee to test the waters.
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Political Calculus: Obama’s Tax Proposal May Help in Setting a Framework for 2016

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 12:44pm
The plan stands little chance of passage, but it signals a different phase of the nation’s debates over how the government taxes and spends.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘That’s My Sister!’ Taking a Twin’s Gender Fluidity in Stride

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:13am
One of my twins was born a boy but, for the moment at least, identifies a girl; wearing dresses, using the girls’ restroom, crying if referred to as “he.” Only one person has handled all of this with ease: her twin sister.






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Incomes and Outcomes: Driving the Obama Tax Plan: The Great Wage Slowdown

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:46pm
Incomes have been stagnant for 15 years, a situation with little modern precedent. The stagnation has become the driving force in politics.






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A Leader in Socially Conscious Architecture Is Closing Amid Financial Woes

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 10:42pm
Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit design group specializing in socially conscious construction, has abruptly closed its San Francisco headquarters and plans to file for bankruptcy protection.






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Protesters Out to Reclaim King’s Legacy, but in Era That Defies Comparison

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 8:54pm
On the eve of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, protesters mobilized by the shooting deaths of young blacks and angry about racial inequality are evoking his work, denouncing what they say is an attempt to sanitize his message.






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