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World Briefing: Somalia: Gunmen Kill Minnesota Man

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:43pm
Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left his job to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu with urban planning and drainage systems.
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Obama’s Immigration Plan Could Shield Five Million

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:43pm
New details about the broad reach of the president’s planned executive action on immigration emerged as he prepared to speak to the nation in a prime-time address on Thursday night.

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U.S. Regulators Call for Takata Airbag Recall to Be Extended Nationwide

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:43pm
Facing growing criticism, a federal agency moved to widen a safety recall that has been limited to a few areas associated with high humidity.

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As Ferguson Grand Jury Report Looms, Police Say They Don’t Fear Protests

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:58pm
A grand jury will soon decide whether to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. Many police departments across the country said they were preparing for protests but expecting little trouble.

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University of California Is Set to Raise Tuition

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:27pm
Despite protests and a last-ditch effort by Gov. Jerry Brown to block an increase in costs, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition 27.6 percent over five years.

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N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Could Go On, Even if a Law Expires

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:00pm
Senate Republicans on Tuesday night used a filibuster to block consideration of a bill to end and replace the N.S.A. phone records program.
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Missouri Attorney General Puts Limit on Contributions

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:34pm
Chris Koster, a Democrat, said he would refuse money from any company he had investigated after allegations that he dropped out of a multistate inquiry of an energy drink maker and settled for less than other states received in a case against a drug company.
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Low Inflation Replaces Joblessness as Reason Fed Won’t Raise Rates

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:15pm
Minutes of the October meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers indicate they see little reason to change course and expect steady economic and job growth to continue.
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight to Court

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:03pm
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”

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Mail Monitoring Rarely Denied, Postal Service Says

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:42pm
Out of about 6,700 requests to gather information for law enforcement agencies last year, only 10 were rejected, according to testimony at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

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Business Briefing: Justice Dept. Sets Record in Penalties for Fraud

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:38pm
The Justice Department collected a record $24.7 billion in penalties from fraud and other cases in fiscal year 2014, the agency said on Wednesday, as fines against banks for financial misconduct soared.
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First Draft: Republicans Fed Up With NBC Host’s Immigration Questions

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana tried to cut off an immigration discussion with Chuck Todd of NBC.

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Nurses Urge Leniency Over Refusal to Force-Feed at Guantánamo Bay

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:28pm
The case is the latest flash point in an increasingly heated debate over military medical professionals’ role in interrogation and torture.

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First Draft: Perry and Walker Threaten to Sue Over Immigration Order

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:57pm
The legal threats represent the latest escalation in the Republican Party’s campaign to stop the president from rewriting the nation’s immigration system without the consent of Congress.

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First Draft: On This Day: ‘A New Birth of Freedom’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:26pm
On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

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First Draft: Vote on Energy Panel’s Top Democrat Is a Rebuke to Pelosi

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:09pm
House Democrats on Wednesday picked Representative Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey to be the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issuing a rebuke to their newly re-elected minority leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California.

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First Draft: As One Clinton ‘Super PAC’ Winds Down, Another Ramps Up

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:53am
About 40 donors are expected to attend an event hosted by Correct the Record, part of a Democratic super PAC that defends Hillary Rodham Clinton against attacks, including Republican criticism of her handling of the assault on a U.S. mission in Benghazi.

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First Draft: Legal Status, but Without a Key Benefit

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:26am
The president’s plan to provide work permits for up to five million people would not make them eligible for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, an official said.

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Deportation Reprieve May Not Include Parents of Young Immigrants

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:20am
Parents of youths already granted a reprieve under a deferred action program could be excluded from the executive order planned by President Obama.

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Defective Takata Airbag Grows Into Global Problem for Manufacturer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:10am
What began as a largely American problem for Takata is taking on widening proportions, involving drivers and regulators in multiple countries.

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