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The Social Campaign: On Facebook, Nobody Knows You’re a Voter. Well, Almost Nobody.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:40am
Political organizations, with the help of social media, are connecting voters to their online profiles.






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Cheney Urges House G.O.P. to Abandon Isolationism

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:04am
Before President Obama’s address on ISIS, former Vice President Dick Cheney urged House Republicans to embrace a strong military and try to stop the establishment of a terrorist state in the Middle East.






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Watchdog Says V.A. Officials Lied

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:23am
Administrators at 13 health centers run by the Department of Veterans Affairs misled investigators looking into the extent of waiting-list manipulation, an inspector general told the Senate.






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Outrage and Calls for Change Follow Ferguson Officials Into Council Meeting

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:10am
It was 10 minutes into the meeting when the audience turned emotional, shouting at the council members and mayor, James Knowles III.






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Obama Ready to Authorize Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:54pm
The decision would take the military campaign against the Sunni militant group into new and unpredictable terrain.






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After Ferguson Unrest, Senate Reviews Use of Military-Style Gear by Police

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:43pm
The federal government has provided military-style weaponry to local police departments since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but with little oversight.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: New, Longer Sentence in Terrorism Case

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:37pm
José Padilla, convicted in 2007 of supporting Al Qaeda and terrorism conspiracy, was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Two More Die in Neighborhood Attack

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:35pm
An elderly couple severely beaten in their Kansas City home, allegedly by a man also accused of fatally shooting three of their neighbors, died Tuesday after being taken off life support.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Kansas: Democrat Asks to Be Removed From Ballot

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:33pm
Chad Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Senate, filed a petition on Tuesday with the Kansas Supreme Court to have his name removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Nevada: Flooding Shuts Stretch of Interstate

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
Heavy rains and flash flooding throughout the Southwest washed away portions of Interstate 15 in Nevada, prompting state officials to close a nearly 50-mile stretch between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.






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National Briefing | Washington: Federal Report Describes Trouble for Some Birds

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:32pm
After the National Audubon Society released a report saying 650 bird species will be threatened by climate change, a report released by other agencies concluded that nearly one-third of American birds are in trouble.






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Hawks’ Owner Bruce Levenson’s Comments Underscore Atlanta’s Racial Unease

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:22pm
In a region that is practically religious about sports, remarks made by Bruce Levenson — co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks — have become touchstones for larger questions about the city’s identity.






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Primaries in Northeast Set the Stage for the Fall

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:45pm
Gina M. Raimondo, the Democratic treasurer of Rhode Island, won a convincing victory to become her party’s nominee for governor — just one of several primaries taking place across New England on Tuesday.






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Janay Palmer, Ray Rice’s Wife, Implied the Assault Was Taken Out of Context

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:29pm
After Ray Rice’s football contract was terminated by his team on Monday, Janay Palmer Rice became a public example of the complex psychology of women abused by men.






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5 Children Found Dead in Alabama After Search

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:42pm
A South Carolina man, identified as Timothy Ray Jones Jr., led the authorities on Tuesday to the bodies of his children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search across the South.






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Detroit Clears Crucial Hurdle on Bankruptcy

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:33pm
The biggest opponent to Detroit’s blueprint for rising out of bankruptcy has reached an agreement with the city, court documents show, prompting an adjournment in a trial over the city’s plan.
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Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:58pm
An Australian Pentecostal megachurch powered by a recording label that dominates Christian contemporary music, Hillsong has become a phenomenon.
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Lt. Gov. Lavon L. Heidemann of Nebraska Steps Down

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:05pm
Mr. Heidemann quit Tuesday amid domestic-abuse allegations, but his name might still be listed as a candidate in November.
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Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle for Racial Diversity

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:48pm
There are nearly 400 police departments where a predominantly white force serves in mostly minority towns, showing the difficulty, even where there is a will, in hiring more minorities.






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Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:45pm
A Massachusetts district attorney said he shared two defendants’ concern about the hazards of climate change.






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