The New York Times

U.S. Outpost in Cuba to Step Out of the Shadows

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:11am
A building in Havana that has long been a center of intrigue and was once the American Embassy will again serve its diplomatic purpose amid the new détente with Cuba.

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DealBook: Fallout Builds From Ruling on Insider Trading

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 7:28am
A court’s reversal of two insider trading convictions has been the equivalent of dropping a big rock into a calm lake as the waves spread to other cases.

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Social Battle: The State of Our Union, Tweeted

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:59am
Members of Congress (or their staffs) wrote more than a thousand tweets during President Obama’s address.

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News: Speech Highlights and Analysis

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:21am
The president highlighted progress on the economy, U.S.-Cuba relations and gas prices, and he called for a renewed focus on economic inequality.

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State of the Union: Obama Says Family Leave Is an Economic Necessity, Not Just a Women’s Issue

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:14am
The president said the government would provide $2.2 billion to reimburse states for paid family leave programs.
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News Analysis: Bold Call to Action in Obama’s State of the Union, Even if No Action Is Likely

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:10am
Despite his party’s losses in the recent elections, President Obama laid out an expansive agenda as if he were the one who had triumphed.

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State of the Union: Why Joni Ernst Talked About Her Tough Upbringing

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:29pm
Politicians can win hearts on the left with stories about overcoming adversity in childhood, but there’s no evidence it affects their policy positions.
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Boston Mayor Says He Won’t Try to Block Referendum on Hosting 2024 Olympics

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:14pm
Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, who still opposes holding a referendum on his city’s Olympic bid, appeared to bow to wide public support for such a vote.

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McConnell’s Allies Establish Fund to Keep Senate in G.O.P. Hands

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:43pm
The “super PAC” is an attempt to impose order on the proliferation of Republican outside groups that have sprung up.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Capitalists Save Capitalism?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:29pm
In his State of the Union address, President Obama demonstrated the influence of the Democratic Party’s turn toward a more ‘inclusive capitalism.’
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Broadband Nation: Obama Calls for More Internet Options for Consumers

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:11pm
The goal is to increase competition among Internet providers and spur better prices and service.
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Michigan Governor Backs Measure Raising Sales Tax

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:57pm
Roads and bridges are seen as being in dire need of repair, so Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, used his State of the State address to support a generally unpopular way of raising revenue.
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State of the Union: Why the Guests? Because Heartwarming Stories Work

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:49pm
Experiments confirm a way that politicians can get citizens of the opposing party on their side, even if briefly.
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Family Seeks Release of a Guantánamo Detainee Turned Author

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:27pm
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, arrested in Mauritania and held at the prison in Cuba for 14 years, wrote an account of his detention that his family hopes will help a campaign to win his release.
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Persuasion: State of the Union: Biggest Obstacle for Obama Is Public’s Lack of Attention

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:18pm
Why it’s increasingly hard, in an age of many distractions, for a president to connect with the public.
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Animal Welfare at Risk in Experiments for Meat Industry

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:17pm
In the past 50 years, meat has gotten less fatty and easier to chew — thanks in part to the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. But the achievement has come at a steep cost to the lab’s animals.

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Republicans Have One Word for President’s Proposals and Veto Threats: ‘No’

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:05pm
Republicans reject most of the proposals in President Obama’s State of the Union address, saying he is unwilling to compromise.
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C.I.A. Report Found Value of Brutal Interrogation Was Inflated

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:58pm
The Panetta Review, which remains classified, is central to the simmering battles over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s conclusions about the efficacy of torture.
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For Freshmen Congressmen, President’s State of the Union Address Is Rite of Passage

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:50pm
For longtime members of Congress, the State of the Union address in the seventh year of a presidency can be a ho-hum affair, but for freshmen, it is a congressional rite of passage.
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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Man Shoots Doctor and Kills Himself at Boston Hospital

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:24pm
A man shot a doctor Tuesday inside Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, critically wounding the physician before killing himself, police said.

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