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Motherlode Blog: To Aid Children’s Cancer Care, Mothers Go Bald

12 hours 48 min ago
To raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, mothers shave their heads in solidarity with their cancer-affected children.






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Motherlode Blog: When the Honeymoon Is Over: Settling Into Real Life After a Move

14 hours 53 min ago
After a few months of treating life in our new town like one big vacation, the reality of everyday life is catching up with us, and everyone — especially the kids — is a little testy.






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G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds

15 hours 36 min ago
A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that President Obama’s approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush when Democrats swept Congress in the 2006 elections.






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New York Man Charged With Trying to Support ISIS

22 hours 26 min ago
The most significant accusation in the seven-count indictment of Mufid A. Elfgeeh of Rochester asserts that he tried to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State.






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Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response

23 hours 13 min ago
President Obama, warning that the disease could take hundreds of thousands of lives, called on other nations to help the United States as it leads the fight.






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Recovery in Need of a Recovery: Nearly Half of Americans in Major Cities Are in State of Financial Insecurity

23 hours 39 min ago
In hard-hit places, researchers said, many people don’t even have a bank account.






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Hospitals and Insurer Join Forces in California

23 hours 42 min ago
The new venture will try to provide a level of coordinated, high-quality and efficient care associated with only a handful of integrated health systems.
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Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:48pm
The Mall, monuments and military bases could be swamped by rising sea levels, the study says.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Moving Poor People Work?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:42pm
The intense debate over the significance of an experimental federal housing program.






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California Lumber Town Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Wildfire

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:18pm
The intense blaze erupted Monday south of Weed, Calif. Elsewhere in the state, hundreds of firefighters battled about a dozen other persistent blazes.






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Fate of Children’s Insurance Program Is Called Into Question at Senate Hearing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:13pm
The Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, has helped cut in half the uninsured rate for children, but its funding is set to end in September 2015.






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Wynn Is Given Casino License in Boston Area

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:05pm
The plan to build a resort in Everett may founder in November if voters repeal a 2011 state law that permitted the construction of casinos.






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2 Companies Will Take Americans to Space Station

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:01pm
The companies won the competition to begin flights as early as 2017.
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U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Remarks by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, open the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role than the president has publicly outlined.
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Senators Take Auto Agency to Task Over G.M. Recall

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:58pm
The top official from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration faced withering criticism over the agency’s failure to detect a deadly ignition defect in G.M. cars.
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Number of Children Living in Poverty Drops Sharply, Census Bureau Reports

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:58pm
The number of American children living in poor households fell by 1.4 million in 2013, a report says.






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Congressional Memo: World Events Muffle Democrats’ Economic Rallying Cry

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:51pm
Events overseas have undermined the Democratic strategy to tie the party’s midterm prospects to a theme that includes calls for a higher minimum wage and pay equity for women.






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A Hobbyist Whose Workshop Sits Among the Cypress Trees

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:43pm
While some people golf to unwind, Matt Conn, an environmental consultant, restores his wetland, pouring in hours and money putting his pastime somewhere between hobby and obsession.






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Pennsylvania Officials Identify Suspect in Ambush at Barracks

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:43pm
The suspect, Eric Matthew Frein, was the subject of a wide search on Tuesday after the police obtained a warrant charging him with murder, among other offenses.






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National Briefing : Trade Schools Sued for Lending Practices

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:12pm
A federal agency sued Corinthian Colleges, a major for-profit trade school chain, on Tuesday, charging that it lured students with lies about job placement and used illegal tactics to collect on student loans.






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