The New York Times

Chicago No Longer Seems a Lock to Host Obama’s Library, and Many Are Alarmed

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 8:11pm
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, are said to have “major concerns” with Chicago’s bids to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library, increasing the likelihood it will be built in New York City or Hawaii.






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Obama Will Seek to Raise Taxes on Wealthy to Finance Cuts for Middle Class

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 8:04pm
President Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to call on Congress to raise taxes and fees on the wealthiest taxpayers to finance the tax cuts, administration officials said on Saturday.






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Surgery Clinic in Joan Rivers’s Death Gets a Reprieve

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:43pm
Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan, which was prohibited from receiving federal funds after the comedian’s death, has until March 2 to comply with requested changes.






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The Bushes, as Distinct and Alike as Brothers Can Be

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:42pm
While loving and supportive of each other, George W. and Jeb Bush do not talk that often, according to family intimates, and they travel in different circles.
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Vernon B. Mountcastle, Brain Explorer, Dies at 96

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:30pm
At the dawn of modern neuroscience, Dr. Mountcastle showed how cylinders of neurons, dedicated to specific tasks, work together to process perception.






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U.S. Lawmakers in Cuba for 3-Day Visit

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:09pm
The delegation, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, will discuss with Cuban officials greater cooperation and remaining areas of disagreement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York is also planning a trip.
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Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:02pm
Cities are trying to clamp down as some amateur alchemists who turn their kitchens and basements into labs end up blowing up their homes while using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate.






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Restroom Ordinance Is Just One More Sign of a City’s Acceptance

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:53pm
An ordinance has abolished the traditional designation of “Men” and “Women” on single-stall public restrooms, a bow to the requests of the sizable community of transgender people.






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Political Memo: Republicans Like Their 2016 Options, Assuming They Avoid Chaos

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:02pm
With so many appearing ready to enter the presidential fray, the party has already moved to streamline the nominating process, for example limiting the number of primary debates.






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Lower Oil Prices Provide Benefits to U.S. Workers

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:43pm
Wall Street may be growing anxious about the negative impact of falling oil prices on energy producers, but the steep declines of recent weeks are delivering substantial benefits to American working-class families.
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Economic View: Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:48am
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.
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News Analysis: Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 10:13am
The Supreme Court does not ordinarily tinker with the wording of questions in petitions, but it did so in agreeing to rule on same-sex marriage.






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Romney Signals Interest in 2016 Run for President

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:05am
At a gathering of Republicans on Friday, the party’s 2012 candidate took shots at President Obama as well as Hillary Rodham Clinton.






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‘No, No, No, No’ Becomes Maybe for Ann Romney

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:11pm
After telling The Los Angeles Times last year that she and her family were done with her husband’s political career, Ann Romney has returned to courting supporters.






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2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:00pm
Extreme land temperatures were accompanied by an unusually warm ocean surface virtually everywhere except around Antarctica, scientists reported.






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U.S. and Britain Present a United Front

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:13pm
President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, vowing new cooperation after the terrorist attacks in Paris, agreed to bolster cybersecurity and step up training of Iraqi forces to counter the Islamic State.






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Robert E. White, Ex-Ambassador to Latin America, Dies at 88

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:40pm
He fought for justice on behalf of four churchwomen who were abducted, raped and murdered in El Salvador.
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Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Rights for Gay Couples Nationwide

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:59pm
The court, after declining to take up the issue in October, is now likely to resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June.






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U.S. and Britain Present a United Front

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:49pm
President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, vowing new cooperation after the terrorist attacks in Paris, agreed to bolster cybersecurity and step up training of Iraqi forces to counter the Islamic State.






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N.C.A.A. Reaches Deal to Restore Wins for Joe Paterno and Penn State

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:47pm
A proposed N.C.A.A. settlement is one sign that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s reputation may be rehabilitated after the Jerry Sandusky child-molesting scandal.
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