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House Passes Interim Fix for Highway Trust Fund

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:18pm
The measure passed despite objections by conservative groups who said funding of the nation’s roads and bridges should revert to local and state government control.






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Christie to Test Presidential Hopes in Iowa Trip

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:15pm
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is trailed by investigations about his tenure, but he is credited with a talent for street-level campaigning.






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Calls for Resignation Mount for Minnesota Archbishop in Scandals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:07pm
Archbishop Nienstedt earlier this year commissioned an investigation of himself in response to allegations that he had a series of inappropriate sexual relationships with men.






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Appeals Panel Upholds Race in Admissions for University

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:26pm
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said the University of Texas at Austin used race narrowly enough to meet the standard laid out by the Supreme Court.






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Documents Show General Motors Kept Silent on Fatal Crashes

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:18pm
When asked by federal regulators to explain deadly crashes, G.M. repeatedly said it had no answers — despite having reached internal conclusions on the causes.
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Jose Antonio Vargas, Immigrant Activist, Is Released by Border Patrol in Texas

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:02pm
Jose Antonio Vargas, probably the most high-profile leader of the immigrant rights movement, was released after being detained by the Border Patrol for most of Tuesday.






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A Push to Give Steadier Shifts to Part-Timers

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:12pm
Unpredictable hours and on-call shifts have kindled a nationwide movement to give part-time workers more rights.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: County Board President Won’t Challenge Chicago Mayor

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:59pm
The Cook County Board president, Toni Preckwinkle, on Tuesday ruled out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Court Upholds Repeal of Common Core Standards

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:59pm
The State Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 on Tuesday that the Legislature had the authority to repeal the Common Core education standards for English and math in public schools.






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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: Museum Site Chosen

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:59pm
The $75 million International African American Museum will be built at Charleston Harbor where tens of thousands of slaves arrived in the United States.






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Florida G.O.P. Seeks Delay on New Districts

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:22pm
The Senate president and House speaker said that they would not appeal a judge’s ruling, but they argued that redrawing boundaries too soon would disrupt the 2014 elections.






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James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:16pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.






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Liberals and Libertarians Find Common Ground in House

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:32pm
Lawmakers say their legislative successes are the result of concerted outreach and negotiations.






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The Politics of 2016: The Risks of Hillary Clinton’s Quasi-Campaign

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:51pm
In the absence of policy statements, voters gravitate toward personal traits and characteristics to fill in the blanks.






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Though Scorned by Colleagues, a Climate-Change Skeptic Is Unbowed

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:49pm
John Christy, a highly credentialed professor in Alabama, says warming predictions have been greatly overstated. His critics are many.






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Obama Presses Congress for Long-Term Transportation Bill

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:37pm
President Obama argued that Republicans were more interested in trying to “score points on cable TV” than in fixing the country’s roads and bridges.






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Motherlode Blog: The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:45pm
My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.






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Well: Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:30pm
A large new analysis has concluded that therapy to suppress the production of testosterone does not extend the lives of early-stage patients.






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DealBook: Citigroup Settles Mortgage Inquiry for $7 Billion

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:16pm
The deal, announced Monday, will settle a federal investigation into the mortgage securities the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, averting a lawsuit that would have proved costly for both sides.






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My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:25am
Jose Antonio Vargas, who was detained on Tuesday, revealed his undocumented status in a 2011 essay for The New York Times Magazine.
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