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Residency Questions Roil Senate Race in Louisiana

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:36pm
The re-election campaign of Senator Mary L. Landrieu, a Democrat, was in defensive mode after a report that she is registered to vote at her parents’ home in New Orleans but lists Washington as her home in regulatory filings.






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Ronald Singleton case: NYPD under scrutiny for 2nd restraint-related death

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:04pm
The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training.
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NY police under investigation for 2nd restraint-related death, 4 days before fatal chokehold

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:58pm
The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training.
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National Briefing | South: Florida: Voters’ Groups Press On With Fight Over Congressional Maps

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:56pm
A coalition of voters rights organizations that successfully sued Florida over gerrymandering is appealing the state’s newly redrawn congressional districting maps.






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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Judge Dismisses Challenge to Senate Runoff

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:54pm
A state judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday that sought to overturn Senator Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Former Police Officer Gets Probation in Killing of Much-Loved Elk

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:53pm
A former Boulder police officer convicted of killing a treasured bull elk in an upscale neighborhood was sentenced Friday to four years of probation.






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McConnell’s Campaign Manager Steps Down

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:35pm
The manager, Jesse Benton, cited reports about his “role in past campaigns,” referring to his job as a senior official in Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, which paid an Iowa state senator to switch his support.






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On Religion: Chronicling Mississippi’s ‘Church Mothers,’ and Getting to Know a Grandmother

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:12pm
Inspired by the memory of her grandmother, Alysia Burton Steele has documented the experiences of 50 African-American women in text and image.






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White House says Kerry discussed jailed Marine in Mexico with officials at 'highest level' there

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:31pm
The White House said Friday night in response to an online petition to free a U.S. Marine jailed since March in Mexico, that Secretary of State John Kerry had spoken to Mexican officials “at the highest level” and authorities there had been “very willing to engage on the issue.”
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In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:18pm
The ruling could slow the pace of deportations because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in their fight to stay.






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U.S. Colleges See Little Risk From Ebola, but Depend on Students to Speak Up

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:06pm
Universities and colleges in the United States also admit that they have limited ability to track students’ travels or their health.
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As Virginia Trial Ends, Jury Is Asked to Decide if Ex-Governor Was Corrupt, or Hapless Husband

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:01pm
Prosecutors warned jurors not to accept defense arguments that former Gov. Bob McDonnell was unfairly targeted by law enforcement.






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Los Angeles County man whose 4 pit bulls mauled woman is found guilty of second-degree murder

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:37pm
A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: New West Renaissance

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:37pm
Welcome to an ecosystem where the urban and the wild depend on each other.






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Nuclear Waste Is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:35pm
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s move means new nuclear plants can be built and old ones can expand their operations despite the lack of a long-term plan for disposing of the waste.
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Seeking to Ease Worries, Obama Says the World Has Always Been ‘Messy’

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:22pm
The president finds himself trying to buck up supporters heading into a crucial midterm election season.






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At Gateway to Hamptons, Ku Klux Klan Advertises for New Members

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:17pm
This summer, pamphlets and a recruitment form have been stuffed into plastic sandwich bags, along with a few Jolly Ranchers, and tossed onto driveways in Hampton Bays.
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Op-Ed Contributor: John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:59pm
No civilized country can shirk its responsibility to fight a global scourge.
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Op-Ed Contributors: John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Confront ISIS Now

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:59pm
No one is advocating an invasion, but we need a military strategy, and a far greater sense of urgency.
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Slice of cake from 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana auctioned for $1,375

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:48pm
A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
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