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The Lede: Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Decision

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:41
The Supreme Court decision struck down limits on federal campaign contributions. It only concerned those from individuals. Federal law continues to ban contributions by corporations and unions.
    





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Tavi Gevinson of ‘Rookie’ Inspires Young Women to Create Communities of Self-Empowerment

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:19
Young women have embraced Tavi Gevinson’s message of community and self-empowerment.
    
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Abortion Providers in Texas Sue Over a Restrictive Rule That Could Close Clinics

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:10
The rule, which will take effect Sept. 1, requires that all clinics providing abortions at any stage of pregnancy meet the costly building standards of ambulatory surgery centers.
    





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Program Looks to Give Bees a Leg (or Six) Up

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:10
In California’s Central Valley, researchers are trying to find assortments of bee-friendly plants that local farmers and ranchers can easily grow.
    
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After Push by Obama, Minimum-Wage Action Is Moving to the States

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:53
The president’s visit to Michigan is part of an effort that has seen most of the action on worker pay move to the states.
    





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T Magazine: Bookshelf | Choice Bits

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:45
Diane Keaton shares her thoughts on beauty, and some of Hollywood’s leading actresses, in her forthcoming memoir.
    
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G.M. Secrecy on Crashes Adds to Families’ Pain

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:19
Relatives of people killed in accidents involving recalled General Motors cars find it hard to get information partly because of how G.M. defines victims, and the technology of “black boxes.”
    
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Texas Abortion Providers to File Suit Against Restrictive Law

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:00
Clinics are challenging a sweeping anti-abortion law passed last year that requires them to meet the costly standards of ambulatory surgery centers.
    
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The Lede: Senators Question What G.M. Chief Knew About Defects

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:14
General Motors’ chief executive, Mary T. Barra, faced tough scrutiny from lawmakers during a hearing on the automaker’s failure to fix a faulty switch linked to 13 deaths.
    





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G.M. Chief Faces Harsher Tone at Second Hearing

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00
Setting the tone for Wednesday’s questioning of Mary T. Barra, the chief of General Motors, Senator Claire McCaskill said the company had a “culture of cover-up” that discouraged quick action to fix a defective part.
    
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Video: Times Minute | G.M. Faces Congress

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:46
On the Minute, Matt Wald on the investigation into General Motors’ faulty switch, and the next steps for Congress.
    
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Polls Show Broad Support for Campaign Spending Caps

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:21
Over the years, polls have found steady support for limits on campaign donations, regardless of party identification, age or income levels.
    
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Senators Clear Path for Release of Detention Report on C.I.A.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:07
Maine’s two senators announced their support for declassifying parts of a report on the C.I.A.’s interrogation methods, all but assuring that a Senate panel will approve the report and send it to President Obama for release.
    
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Lashing Out in Verse

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:00
Yahya Hassan, an angry 18-year-old immigrant poet, is having his moment in Denmark and beyond.
    
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Machine Learning: Sweeping Away a Search History

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:51
A person’s online search history contains a wealth of personal information. Here are some tips to stem the flow.
    
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Video: Times Minute | A Health Care Milestone

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:29
Today on the Minute, a look at how Tuesday’s health care milestone affects the health care debate and the expansion of Medicaid.
    
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Jason Kidd’s Bad Rap, Now 20 Years Old

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:09
In 1994, as Jason Kidd was beginning his first N.B.A. season, he made a brief foray into rap music with “What the Kidd Didd,” a song that has, thankfully, been largely forgotten.
    
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Death Toll Rises to 29 in Washington State Landslide

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:00
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office said one additional victim had been found as searchers continued the grim task of looking through tangled muck.
    
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In Crimea, Russia Showcases a Rebooted Army

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:54
A sleek new Russian vanguard is notable for mobility, equipment and behavior that differ sharply from the forces seen in action in recent years.
    
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1 Killed in Bombings Near Cairo University

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:50
Several blasts in the Egyptian capital killed at least one police officer and wounded several others in the first major attack since the start of the presidential campaign.
    





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