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Federal Rule Would Cut Funding to Some Career-Training Programs

The New York Times - 9 hours 23 min ago
Career-training programs with more than 800,000 students may be threatened under a new federal rule measuring whether graduates earn enough to pay off student loans.

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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:35pm
If you’re the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.

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DealBook: Prosecutors See Repeat Offenses on Wall Street

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:06pm
Prosecutors are exploring whether to strengthen deferred or nonprosecution agreements from two years ago, or scrap them altogether and force the banks to plead guilty to a crime, say lawyers briefed on the cases.

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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: Poisoning Is Suspected in Deaths of Five Family Members

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:48pm
Search warrants show that a Springville couple and their three children who were all found dead last month were probably poisoned, search warrants obtained Wednesday show.

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Military jet crashes near Navy base in California, killing the pilot

FOX News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:42pm
A military jet on a training exercise crashed into an agricultural field off the Southern California coast on Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.
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Southern Democrats, Courting Black Voters, Focus Senate Campaigns on Racial Scars

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:23pm
Democrats in the closest Senate races in the South are turning to racially charged messages to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington.

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'Catastrophic' rocket failure; don't take souvenirs

CNN - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:15pm
Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any.
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Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:11pm
The review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military.
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Is drinking soda as harmful as smoking?

CNN - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:06pm
As Halloween approaches, CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates a new study comparing the effects of drinking soda to smoking.
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Dog's master flees from police, dog follows master, police follow dog, master arrested

FOX News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:03pm
Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge.
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Pilot dies after military jet crashes in California

FOX News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:42pm
A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.
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Holder Adds Fuel to Debate Over Ferguson’s Police Department

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:12pm
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that there was a need for “wholesale change” in the town’s beleaguered police department.

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New Scrutiny on Sweets With Ascent of Marijuana in Colorado

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:11pm
A Denver marijuana-store owner and the police teamed up for a video warning parents that the drug can mimic Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers and gummy bears.
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Case clothed: Fleeing suspect changes from underwear, to birthday suit, to pants during chase

FOX News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:11pm
Police trying to arrest a man in Oregon found him in nothing but underwear, and then he ended up in his birthday suit before he was arrested in some pants he apparently found while being chased.
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Jack Broughton, 89, Dies; A Top Pilot Turned Critic

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:04pm
The Air Force accused him of covering up the strafing of a Soviet freighter in the North Vietnamese port of Cam Pha by a pilot under his command.
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Missouri Attorney General May Face Inquiry Over Money From Lobbyists

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:00pm
The state House speaker was preparing to create a special bipartisan investigation into whether donations to Chris Koster influenced the outcome of consumer fraud cases.

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Threat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine’s Quarantine Policy

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:00pm
The dispute is heightening a national debate over how to balance public health and public fears against the rights and freedoms of health care workers, and troops, returning from West Africa.

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Ohio trooper accused of coercing women into sexual acts pleads guilty to civil rights charges

FOX News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:56pm
A former state trooper accused of forcing female motorists into sexual acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges pleaded guilty on Wednesday to violating their civil rights.
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Latino Support for Democrats Drops a Bit, Poll Says

The New York Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:50pm
According to a Pew Research Center poll, with the immigration debate frozen, support for Democrats among Latinos has declined slightly going into the midterm elections next week, but they still heavily favor Democrats over Republicans.
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Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia

CNBC - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:49pm
Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, though the battle to contain the outbreak is far from won.
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