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National Briefing | West: California: Police to Face Suit Over Killing of Unarmed Man

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:17pm
The family of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers on Monday evening, plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Police Department.
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National Briefing | Washington: Report Says I.R.S. Inaction May Have Increased Fraud Risk

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:16pm
A government investigator said that the Internal Revenue Service failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential information.
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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Loser in G.O.P. Runoff Asks Court to Void Outcome

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:13pm
State Senator Chris McDaniel asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against the incumbent, United States Senator Thad Cochran, or order a new election.
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Open Source: Advice for Ferguson’s Protesters From the Middle East

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:08pm
Activists in the Middle East responded to the situation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson by offering online tips to protesters.
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For Missouri Governor, Test at an Uneasy Time

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:55pm
A history of strain between Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri and the black community dates back to the 1990s, when he was attorney general and fought to end a school desegregation program.

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Ferguson Images Evoke Civil Rights Era and Changing Visual Perceptions

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:49pm
The photographs of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s.
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U.S. Pulls Back on Plans for a Mountain Rescue

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:39pm
Far fewer refugees were discovered on a mountain in Iraq, a U.S. team reported, and they were no longer either starving or stranded.
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Missouri Unrest Leaves the Right Torn Over Views on Law vs. Order

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:31pm
Longtime carriers of the law-and-order banner, Republicans have been taken aback by the militaristic show of force.
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Anonymous Hackers’ Efforts to Identify Ferguson Police Officer Create Turmoil

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:06pm
Members of the activist collective known as Anonymous falsely named the police officer who shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man on Saturday. The botched identification triggered rancor in the network.
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The Science in a Twinkle of Nighttime in the South

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:21pm
A firefly ritual of summer becomes part of a multiyear quest by researchers to measure whether urbanization threatens the insects.
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Starbucks to Revise Policies to End Irregular Schedules for Its 130,000 Baristas

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:02pm
Starbucks announced the move to amend its scheduling practices after a New York Times article detailed the problems faced by an employee given erratic work schedules.

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U.S. General Killed by Afghan Soldier Is Laid to Rest

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:26pm
Hundreds of high-ranking military officers and other dignitaries attended the service for Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene.

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Hillary Clinton and Obama Attend Party Days After She Criticized Him

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:24pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama attended a party days after she criticized his foreign policy.
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A Polarized Public: How Race Undermines Obama’s Bully Pulpit on Ferguson

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:23pm
The mere mention of Mr. Obama polarizes the public along racial lines on issues ranging from health care to how people feel about his dog.
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Vigils Planned Nationwide Over Ferguson Shooting

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:05pm
As the unrest festers in Ferguson, Mo., various groups are planning vigils in 90 cities across the United States to honor victims of alleged police brutality.
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Lens Blog: Photographing on Ferguson’s Streets

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:41pm
Covering the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has proved challenging as police restrict access and, in some cases, arrest journalists.

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Motherlode Blog: Harry Potter Casts a Spell for Tolerance

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:05pm
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.
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Despite Rescue, Iraq Airstrikes Will Continue, Obama Says

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:19pm
President Obama on Thursday claimed victory in the effort to rescue Yazidi refugees from a mountaintop in Iraq, crediting American drops of food and airstrikes.
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Nation on the Move: The California Exodus

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:22pm
A state that grew rapidly for much its history is now finding that many of its residents are picking up and moving on.

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Military to Ease Hairstyle Rules After Outcry From Black Recruits

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:48am
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had ordered a policy review after complaints about new regulations that banned cornrows, twists and dreadlocks.

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