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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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Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:42pm
Children, drivers and other residents have learned how to prepare for huge dust storms, sometimes called haboobs, that can turn day into night in seconds.

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Texas National Guard says 2 soldiers deployed to Texas-Mexico border getting financial help

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:41pm
At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday.
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Chelsea Clinton to Leave Well-Paid NBC News Job

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:35pm
Ms. Clinton said she would step down from the $600,000-a-year position to focus on philanthropic work at her family’s foundation.
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Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:27pm
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.

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Lawsuit slams Ferguson police

CNN - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:19pm
In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."
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Medicare Will Settle Short-Term Care Bills

The New York Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:15pm
Under the proposed settlement, hospital claims involving inpatient stays that are now under appeal would be paid at the rate of 68 cents for every dollar billed.
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Northern California teacher reprimanded for making explicit remarks about students on Twitter

FOX News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:12pm
A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account.
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Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy'

CNN - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:00pm
It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Obama said. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse," he said.
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