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Motherlode Blog: For Some Children With Autism, Even a Toothbrush Is a Challenge

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:24pm
Dental cleanings happen only twice a year. Twice-daily brushing matters as much for dental health. To establish that routine for a child on the spectrum, start small.

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Speaker of Alabama House Is Arrested on Corruption Charges

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:18pm
Michael G. Hubbard was charged with 23 felony counts, including voting for legislation in which he had a conflict of interest and using his public office for personal gain.
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In Raising Immigration, G.O.P. Risks Backlash After Election

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:02pm
Republicans’ use of illegal immigration as an issue in several Senate campaigns is raising questions about what the party wants to be in the longer term.
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Motel Meeting in Indiana Leads to Gruesome Confession

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:00pm
The police said a convicted sex offender had admitted to killing a woman found strangled at a motel and told detectives of at least three other bodies in Gary, Ind.

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3 Weeks of Isolation and Worry End for 43 People Declared Free of Ebola

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:57pm
The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola, was among the people watched for signs of the disease because they had contact with him before hospitalization.

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First Draft: Lewinsky Live: I Was the Internet’s First Victim

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:56pm
A few hours after joining Twitter and sending Washington into a tizzy, Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, and talked about being “the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed” on the Internet.
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Guardrail Firm Liable for Fraud in Texas

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:32pm
A Texas jury awarded $175 million, an amount that could be tripled, in a case against Trinity Industries, which made systems that can malfunction during crashes and wreck cars.

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On Ebola Response, Congressional Republicans Put New Focus on Visa Suspensions

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:28pm
Party leaders have conceded the futility of a flight ban from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, but are pressing to suspend visas and create “no boarding” lists.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Wisconsin: Effort to Reinstate Voter ID Law Is Abandoned

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:15pm
J. B. Van Hollen, the state’s attorney general, is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Manhunt Shifts

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:09pm
The police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.

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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Judge Rejects Police Suit Over Use-of-Force Guidelines in Seattle

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:07pm
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by more than 100 Seattle police officers who said new guidelines on using force jeopardized their safety.

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With Farms Fading and Urban Might Rising, Power Shifts in Iowa

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:01pm
A way of life is eroding as small towns hemorrhage younger residents, a potent but unpredictable undercurrent in a closely fought Senate race.
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Board Says Saudi Detainee Should Be Repatriated

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:40pm
Officials determined that it was no longer necessary to imprison Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where he has been held for more than 12 years.

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New Counts for Suspect in Abduction of University of Virginia Student

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:20pm
Jesse L. Matthew Jr., who is charged with the kidnapping of a missing University of Virginia student, was indicted in a 2005 sexual assault.

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Donations for Ebola Relief Are Slow to Gain Speed

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:53pm
Relief agencies are finding it difficult to raise money to combat Ebola and are increasingly relying on large gifts from people like Mark Zuckerberg.

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First Draft: Valerie Jarrett to Return to Work After Spinal Surgery

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00pm
Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s senior advisers, underwent surgery in Chicago last week to treat cervical spine stenosis.

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Motherlode Blog: There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am
There is no shame in having more kids than average. Or in working hard to support them without having money to fund individual college savings accounts, or telling them, “You are your ticket to college. Work hard.”

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Motherlode Blog: For Girl Scouts, Debates Over New Badges and Classic Pursuits Continue

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15am
At a convention, the Girl Scouts promised to reinvigorate the role of the outdoors in the organization, but some have questioned whether new badges mean real change.

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First Draft: Congressional Instagram: How I Spent My Weekend, Rodeo Edition

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:58am
Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, takes in a rodeo from a horse-drawn carriage.

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