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Romney Donors Are Being Wooed to Switch Sides

7 hours 41 min ago
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida are in all-out battle this weekend to tap into the billion-dollar donor network once harnessed by Mitt Romney.

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News Analysis: A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:03pm
The diplomatic break touched off by Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress without first telling President Obama reflects their fundamentally different world views.

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Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:15pm
As officials in 14 states grapple with a measles outbreak, the parents at the heart of America’s anti-vaccine movement are being blamed for a public-health crisis.

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Support Waning, Romney Decides Against 2016 Bid

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:03pm
By not pursuing a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney frees up scores of donors and operatives who had been awaiting his decision.

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Buyers of Used Cars Are Left to Find Recalls on Their Own

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:00pm
Buying a used car in the United States can be a dangerous proposition if the vehicle has an unadvertised safety defect.
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Oswald’s Coffin Belongs to His Brother, Not Funeral Home, a Judge Rules

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:49pm
The coffin that held the body of Lee Harvey Oswald belongs to his brother and not a Fort Worth funeral home, a Texas judge ruled Friday.

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Speck of Interstellar Dust Obscures Glimpse of Big Bang

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:36pm
A team of astronomers, after saying last spring that they had found long-sought evidence for what kicked off the big bang, now concede that more work is needed.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Wyoming: U.S. Government Sells Teapot Dome Field

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:10pm
A private company will finally be able to legally drill in the Teapot Dome oil field.

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National Briefing | West: Nevada: Soccer Stadium Foes’ Petition Drive Rejected

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:03pm
A petition drive for a referendum on using public money to help pay for construction of a soccer stadium in downtown Las Vegas did not gather enough valid signatures.

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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: New Tumor Found in Congressman

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:01pm
Doctors have found a new tumor in Representative Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, his spokesman said Friday.

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U.S. to Collect Genetic Data to Hone Care

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 7:39pm
President Obama announced a biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect data on one million Americans in order to tailor treatments to individual patients.

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Federal Construction Projects Must Plan for Flood Risks From Climate Change

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 7:36pm
President Obama issued an executive order requiring that all federally funded construction projects take into account the flood risks linked to global warming.

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Growth Rate Put at 2.6% as Economy Pulls Ahead

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 7:20pm
The American gross domestic product for the fourth quarter was 2.6 percent, a sign of relative health in the economy.
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Prosecutor Drops Toughest Charges in Chicago Stings That Used Fake Drugs

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:41pm
The federal prosecutor’s decision seemed to be a partial retreat from so-called stash-house drug stings that spurred a debate over possible entrapment and racial profiling.

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Economic View: The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:18pm
Three states are providing real-life experiments on the impact of paid leave on new parents and employers.
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Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:37pm
The college’s president announced the prohibition as part of a far-ranging overhaul of campus life, but experts say few universities are likely to follow his lead.

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Fallen Hip-Hop Mogul Is Charged With Killing a Man He Struck With His Vehicle

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:32pm
Marion Knight, who helped found Death Row Records and is better known as Suge, was arrested and charged with murder after the police said he struck two men with his truck.

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Motherlode Blog: Should Unvaccinated Children Stay Home to Protect a Vulnerable Classmate?

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:05pm
For a student unable to be vaccinated in California, the risk of measles exposure isn’t as small as his family believes it ought to be.

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Motherlode Blog: Daughter to Disney: I’ll Take the Tiara, You Keep the Prince

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:04pm
Answering questions from the Fairy-Godmothers-in-Training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a tiny princess reveals that a tiara and hair extensions didn’t change the kid underneath.
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Political Calculus: The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:21pm
Why it’s very hard for a far-right conservative to win the G.O.P. nomination.

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