The New York Times

National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: 3 Dead Babies Found

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:59pm
The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house in Blackstone where four other children were removed by the authorities on Aug. 28, said the Worcester County district attorney, Joseph D. Early Jr.

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Bunny Mellon’s Keen Eye Is a Boon to Sotheby’s

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:22pm
Sotheby’s is planning to auction a trove that once belonged to Rachel Lambert Mellon, the matriarch of a family whose holdings rivaled some of America’s most well-known dynasties.

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U.S. Pins Hope on Syrian Rebels With Loyalties All Over the Map

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:52pm
President Obama’s determination to train Syrian rebels against ISIS leaves the United States dependent on a diverse group riven by infighting.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Law Against Lies Is Nullified

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:39pm
A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio’s law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the United States Supreme Court said needed to be heard.

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National Briefing | Washington: Campaign Spending Curb Defeated

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:28pm
Senate Republicans have killed a constitutional amendment written by Democrats aimed at limiting spending in election campaigns by corporations, wealthy individuals and candidates themselves.

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Philadelphia Nears Deal to Ease Marijuana Laws

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:28pm
A City Council plan to set modest fines for small amounts and no arrests won the support of Mayor Michael A. Nutter.

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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Legislature Is Held in Contempt Over School Funding

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:27pm
The State Supreme Court held the Legislature in contempt on Thursday for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it withheld punishment until after the 2015 session.

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Father of 5 Slain Children Had Been Investigated

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:08pm
Officials in South Carolina conducted two inquiries this year into the man suspected of killing his five children and abandoning their bodies in Alabama.

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Aid Worker Recovering From Ebola

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:56pm
Dr. Rick Sacra received two infusions of plasma from a missionary who had also been infected with Ebola.

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Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:56pm
Regulation has helped clean up agricultural and mixed-use waterways, but the ubiquity of some chemicals in household products has increased the threat to aquatic life in urban streams.

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Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:55pm
Court documents shed light on Yahoo’s unsuccessful challenge of federal requests for warrantless surveillance of its foreign users.
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After a Two-Year Trek, NASA’s Mars Rover Reaches Its Mountain Lab

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:48pm
The Curiosity rover will begin its main science investigations on Mars at a three-mile-high mountain called Mount Sharp.

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North Carolina Cuts Prison Time for Probation Violators, and Costs

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:43pm
The measure is among several new policies that have helped the state reverse the increase in prisoners, and that officials hope will help curb crime and recidivism.

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On a Day Devoted to Past Events, Focus on New Terror Link

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:36pm
As President Obama honored the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House argued that he had the right to wage his new ISIS fight under the same legal authority he used for Al Qaeda.

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Noel W. Hinners, Voice for Scientific Research at NASA, Dies at 78

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:25pm
Dr. Hinners helped NASA launch some of its farthest-reaching scientific probes into space — to retrieve moon rocks, map the surface of Mars and peer beyond intergalactic dust to where stars are born.

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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Wait for Abortion

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:17pm
The Republican-controlled legislature enacted one of the most stringent waiting periods for women seeking abortions, overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon.

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Sale in Utah Ends Fears of a Crimp in Tourism

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:00pm
Park City Mountain Resort was at the center of an eviction battle that ended with its sale to Vail Resorts, which operates an adjacent ski area.

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The House, in Rare Unity With Obama, Will Leave the Trail for an ISIS Vote

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:53pm
The vote, set for Monday, showed how quickly the politics of President Obama’s foreign policy have shifted after he vowed in a speech to the nation to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:29pm
By forgoing Congress’s assent, he exceeds George W. Bush in imperial hubris.

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On 9/11 Anniversary, Looking Back and Ahead

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:57pm
This year, as families of the victims gathered in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, there was talk of new military campaigns in the Middle East.
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