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G.M. Documents Reveal Years of Talks on Defect

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:03pm
Files released by House investigators include an email telling Mary T. Barra, now the chief executive, of steering problems in 2011.






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Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:02pm
Though many independent bookstores have blamed the giant online retailer for their struggles, there are signs of a thaw in tensions in Seattle, as many Amazon employees are buying books in brick-and-mortar shops.
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Obama, Citing New Laws, Says the G.O.P. Is Moving to Restrict Voting Rights

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:01pm
President Obama tried to rally his political base as he spoke at the annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan.






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Tax Returns Show Drop in Obamas’ Earnings

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:22pm
President Obama and Michelle Obama paid a total of $98,169, with a 2013 adjusted gross income of $481,098, a sharp decrease since most of Mr. Obama’s income came from his executive salary and not the sale of his books, as in previous years.
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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras Are Among the Recipients of the Polk Award

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:06pm
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras revealed the findings of the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden.
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U.S. Denies It Knew of Heartbleed Bug on the Web

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:00pm
The White House denied that the N.S.A. and other agencies had known about the security flaw that has created fears over the vulnerability of passwords and other data of Internet users.






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U.S. Says Iran’s Pick for U.N. Envoy Won’t Get a Visa

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:56pm
The administration made its position clear after Congress passed a bill to block Iran’s nominee, who participated in the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis.
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Motherlode Blog: The Sixth Stage of Grief: Buying a Puppy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:45pm
My adorable son has grown tall, lean and hairy. This explains, in part, the decision to add something unambiguously cute to our life. But Phoebe distracts us from more than just that.






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Motherlode Blog: Pay the Babysitter Over $1,900 This Year? You Owe It to Her to Put Her On the Books

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:37pm
Think paying taxes on the babysitter is a “one-percenter” problem? Think again, because if we parents don’t pay taxes on our babysitters, it isn’t just our problem.






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Iran Secretly Convicted Former Marine, Lawyer Says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:23pm
The lawyer said his client, Amir Hekmati of Michigan, might be freed after serving three years of his 10-year term, which would be in August.
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Diplomat Who Led Secret Talks With Iran Plans to Retire

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm
William J. Burns’s decision to wait until October to step down as deputy secretary of state raised the possibility that he may again play a role on Iran nuclear policy should formal negotiations fall short.
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Tough Tests Looming in 2016 Raise Stakes for G.O.P. in Midterm Elections

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:53pm
The 2016 elections may be far off, but the Tea Party class of 2010 is shaping up to be problematic for the Republicans, raising the possibility that the party could regain the Senate and then lose it.
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President Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Lead Health and Human Services

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:52am
In choosing Sylvia Mathews Burwell to lead the agency, President Obama is hoping to leave the early health law stumbles behind.






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Motherlode Blog: Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:26am
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.






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Conservative Firepower Has Senate Democrats Playing Defense

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am
Democrats in races that will help determine control of the Senate are burning through campaign cash as they fend off attacks from conservative groups.
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Motherlode Blog: One Baby, Five Nationalities

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am
My infant son is eligible for five citizenships, and the choice of which passports to apply for turned out to be about much more than visas, paperwork and taxes.






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9 Dead and Dozens Injured in California Crash

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:10am
A tour bus carrying high school students on a college visit collided with an 18-wheeler on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring dozens more, according to the authorities.






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House Votes to Deny Visa to Iranian Envoy Linked to ’79 Hostage Crisis

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:44pm
The legislation is a blunt response to Iran’s choice for United Nations ambassador: Hamid Aboutalebi, who played a role in the 1979 American hostage crisis.






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Truck in Deadly Crash Slammed Into Charter Bus

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:12pm
The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the nine people killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 5.






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Security Flaw Could Reach Beyond Websites to Digital Devices, Experts Say

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:33pm
Hardware like home routers and printers is connected to the Internet, and the Heartbleed bug is built into some of it.






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