The New York Times

At Funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos, N.Y.P.D.'s Solidarity Is on Display

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:05pm
The service for Officer Rafael Ramos, who was fatally shot in his patrol car last Saturday, was held at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, Queens.

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Arizona Police Officer and Suspect Die in Shootings

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:22pm
The officer was investigating a domestic violence case in Flagstaff when he was shot by a man who then turned the gun on himself, the police said.

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The Cost of the U.S. Ban on Paying for Hostages

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:40pm
Former hostages and Syrian rebel commanders say that they offered information they believed could help free American captives, but that officials seemed uninterested.

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Arson Charge for Veteran of Protests in Ferguson

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:01pm
A man who called for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., has been accused of setting fire to a store in a nearby suburb after a shooting by the police.

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De Blasio Delivers Quiet Eulogy to Crowd of Unfriendly Faces, and Many Backs

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 7:13pm
As Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, scores of mourning police officers turned their backs to him, a sign of the discontent he faces.

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Race to Build on River Could Block Pacific Oil Route

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:39pm
In Vancouver, Wash., a proposed terminal for oil shipments has led the city and environmental groups to push a builder to quickly finish a competing waterfront real estate project.

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Janis Martin, Opera Star Who Stretched Her Range, Dies at 75

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:45pm
Ms. Martin, a mezzo-soprano who became a soprano, gained international recognition for her performances in Wagner and Strauss operas.
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Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 3:54pm
Some self-published writers say their income has seen a large and rapid decrease under Amazon’s Kindle Unimited program, and argue that the system is unfair.
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Christie Roams, and Popularity Suffers at Home

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 1:18pm
As Gov. Chris Christie considers a run for president and spends more time outside New Jersey, his favorability among residents is at a low, polls show.

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Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 1:12pm
The business of growing almonds has thrived in California despite drought because of a federally controlled project that allowed for Sacramento River water flows, but the law requires that that source nurture salmon as well during scarcity.
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How Dreams and Money Didn’t Mix at a Texas Distillery

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:02am
The founder of Balcones, an award-winning artisanal distillery in Waco, Tex., sought out capital to expand. But his passion collided with investors’ bottom line.
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A Former Ground Zero Goes to Court Against the World’s Nuclear Arsenals

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:56am
The Marshall Islands, the Pacific atolls where Americans once conducted nuclear tests, want to spur global disarmament in a case before the world’s top court.
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Prototype: Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:35am
The killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School shot through a window, a detail that stuck with the co-founder of School Guard Glass, maker of a strong glass intended to thwart intruders.
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Economic View: The Big Economic Unknowns of 2015, From Unemployment to Oil

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:35am
No one can predict where the economy will land next year, but a handful of factors will help set its course.
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As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:13am
The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care the past two years, but the higher fees expire Thursday, raising questions of whether there will be enough doctors to provide services.

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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Sal’s Shoes

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:55am
Sal’s Shoes collects used shoes from families to send directly to children who need them.

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North Korea Accuses U.S. of Staging Internet Failure

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:27am
The North rejected accusations that it was behind the hacking of Sony Pictures and it called President Obama reckless “like a monkey in a tropical forest.”
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Some States See Budgets at Risk as Oil Price Falls

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:50pm
A study projected that job losses tied to the decline in energy costs would be largest in Wyoming, Oklahoma and North Dakota.

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James B. Edwards, a Long-Shot as Governor of South Carolina, Dies at 87

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:26pm
Mr. Edwards, a dentist turned Republican politician, was governor of South Carolina in the 1970s and energy secretary under President Ronald Reagan.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: Michael Brown Memorial Is Restored

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:26pm
A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters after it was apparently hit by a car.

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