The New York Times

A Rebound Takes Root in Michigan, but Voters’ Gloom Is Hard to Shake

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:24pm
No state has seen stronger gains in employment since the recession, but the recovery has proved to be something of an abstraction to voters.

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Obama Sees Iraq Resolution as a Legal Basis for Airstrikes, Official Says

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:22pm
The president has cited an earlier authorization by Congress as a basis for his campaign against ISIS.
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U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:10pm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more and could infect hundreds of thousands, say scientists mapping its spread for the American government.
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Lawmaker Assails Foreign Donations to Think Tanks

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:10pm
Representative Frank R. Wolf wrote a letter to the Brookings Institution this week saying that think tanks that provide Congress with policy advice should refrain from taking donations from some foreign governments.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Candidates Playing Possum

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:07pm
Control of the Senate hinges on the outcome of just a few close races. Which candidates will show up and debate their opponents?
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Off the Charts: Young Households Are Losing Ground in Income, Despite Education

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:07pm
The Fed’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances indicates that the median family headed by someone under 35 was paid less, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than a similar family in 1989.
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Massachusetts Town Shudders After Discovery of Dead Infants

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:50pm
Erika Murray, the 31-year-old woman who the authorities believe is the mother of the children, has been ordered held without bail.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Answers Sought in Prison Break

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:46pm
T. J. Lane, a 19-year-old serving life in prison for killing three students in a school cafeteria in 2012, was transferred with two other inmates to a maximum-security prison on Friday after briefly escaping a lower-security site, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said.

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Government Push for Yahoo’s User Data Set Stage for Broad Surveillance

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:45pm
Documents from the case paint a vivid portrait of the high-stakes battle that pitted Yahoo against some top officials in the Bush administration over what was legitimate gathering of foreign intelligence and what was illegal snooping.
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National Briefing | West: California: Six-State Proposal Fails

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:44pm
A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six states failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016, the secretary of state’s office said Friday.

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Both Sides Cite Urgency in Court Appeal of a Texas Law on Abortion Clinics

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:38pm
Judges for a federal appellate court heard arguments over a Texas law that could lead to the closing of more than a dozen abortion clinics.

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Open Source: Professor’s Angry Tweets on Gaza Cost Him a Job

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:31pm
The University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over concerns about the tenor of his criticism of Israel’s Gaza offensive on Twitter.
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On Religion: Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons With Gay Children

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:16pm
Caitlin Ryan, a California social worker, developed a program that uses supportive meetings, videos, handbooks and research to help Mormon families accept their gay children.

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Mistrust Lingers as Ferguson Takes New Tack on Fines

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:01pm
The trust level was not high in court and at the police clerk’s window in Ferguson, Mo., this week as municipal penalties were scaled back in an effort to repair the city’s frayed relationship with the black community.

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DealBook: Puerto Rico Finds It Has New Friends in Hedge Funds

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:37pm
Hedge fund firms and investors have bought about 10 percent of all Puerto Rico government bonds, and have offered to help the government in expectation of a big return on their investment.

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Op-Ed Contributor: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:30pm
We need to stop competing to tell the saddest story.
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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:17pm
The Department of Defense has identified 2,331 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.

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Nevada Woos Tesla Plant in Tax Deal, but Economic Benefits Prompt Debate

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:56pm
A crucial issue is that whenever a state offers an incentive for a company to build a factory, the economic stimulus is rarely concentrated in the surrounding area.
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Brain Trauma to Affect 1 in 3, N.F.L. Agrees

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:04pm
The statements are the league’s most unvarnished admission yet that the sport’s professional participants sustain severe brain injuries at far higher rates than the general population.
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Palins Said to Be Involved in Brawl at Party in Alaska

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:12pm
The police in Anchorage are investigating reports of a “verbal and physical altercation” at the party last weekend.

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