The New York Times

The Lede: Video of Snowden Asking Putin About Surveillance

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:18pm
The former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden asked President Vladimir V. Putin a question during a call-in program on Russian television.






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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:25pm
The consensus that children with disabilities are best educated in an inclusive classroom is in danger of hardening into dogma that risks re-stigmatizing children with severe or profound disabilities.






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Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Perhaps a Cousin

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:35pm
A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closest match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.
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General Mills Amends New Legal Policies

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:58pm
The company said the policy, which said consumers “joining our online communities” could not sue the company, did not apply to its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:47pm
If we don’t want our kids consuming marijuana, does that mean that they shouldn’t try to make money from it either? Three things to think about when it comes to children’s investing decisions.
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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:08pm
If we don’t want our kids consuming marijuana, does that mean that they shouldn’t try to make money from it either? Three things to think about when it comes to children’s investing decisions.






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Political Attack Ads, Often Negative, Try Instead to Accentuate the Positive

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:49am
Some of the best-known “super PACs” are making an effort to also cast their candidates in an appealing way instead of solely attacking opponents.






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G.O.P. Discovers Useful Voter Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:49am
Online weapon giveaways have become one of the fastest growing ways for Republican candidates to build up donor lists and expand support.






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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:22am
People around me had accepted me and my identity as part of their lives. Me, pregnant, seemed to me likely to throw a wrench into my casual relationships.






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Herb Kohl Set to Sell Bucks to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:39pm
Herb Kohl, a former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, is selling the N.B.A. Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million.






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Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:35pm
Students, professors and athletes are split on whether a union should be formed by the football team.






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Two Fire Trucks Collide in California, Injuring Several People

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:18pm
The fire trucks were heading to a burning house when they crashed on Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careering into a restaurant and injuring 14 people, including at least five firefighters.
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Editorial: Reining In Predatory Schools

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:47pm
The Obama administration should strengthen its new rules against for-profit colleges that saddle poor students with crippling debts.
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Editorial: Criminalizing Expectant Mothers

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:37pm
A bill awaiting the governor’s signature in Tennessee could make pregnant women who use illegal drugs too scared to seek medical care.






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Pensioners in Detroit Rejoice, Though Deal Is Far From Done

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:26pm
A day after Detroit scaled back the large pension benefit cuts it had proposed, the bankrupt city fended off charges that it had caved in to retirees in ways that could come back to haunt it.






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Industrial Output Climbs, and New-Home Starts Tick Up

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:23pm
Housing starts, however, lagged, coming in nearly at a rate well below November’s recent peak.
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When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:55pm
The food company General Mills added language to its website to alert customers that they cannot take legal action against the company if they download coupons, enter a contest or connect with it in other ways.






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With Eyes on 2016, Perry Is Mired in the Past

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:47pm
While Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has been traveling to promote himself and his state, a criminal inquiry continues into his handling of a district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the financing for a public corruption unit under her control.






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Yellen Says Job Weakness Forestalls Raising Rates

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:44pm
In a speech in New York, Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said the labor market still needed a lift from monetary policy, despite an improving economy.






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Boston Police to Bolster Presence Before Marathon

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:26pm
The police said they would increase their visibility near the finish line ahead of the race after a tribute on Tuesday to the victims of last year’s attack was marred by a bomb scare.






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