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Blast Kills 6 at Afghan Interior Ministry Compound

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:43
A suicide bomber wearing a military uniform killed six police officers Wednesday inside the heavily fortified Interior Ministry compound in the heart of Kabul, authorities said, the latest in a wave of violence as the Taliban threatens to disrupt this weekend's presidential election.
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Hollande Announces New French Cabinet

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 06:01
French President Francois Hollande approved a new Cabinet Wednesday that includes his former companion Segolene Royal as minister of environment and energy.

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Charles Keating, 90, Key Figure in ’80s Savings and Loan Crisis, Dies

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:46
Mr. Keating was a businessman who later went to prison after fleecing thousands of depositors with help from a group of United States senators dubbed the Keating Five.

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Muriel Bowser Defeats Mayor Vincent Gray in Washington Primary

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:46
Muriel E. Bowser won a stunning upset on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for mayor in a race that turned on the integrity of the incumbent, Vincent C. Gray.

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Astros 6, Yankees 2: Yanks’ Rebuilt Lineup Is Quickly Picked Apart

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:03
After one inning Tuesday, it seemed that the Yankees $470 million off-season investment was for naught as they looked ragged and C. C. Sabathia struggled early in a 6-2 loss to the Astros.

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Earthquake Hits Off Coast of North Chile

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:01
A strong quake struck off Chile, forcing an evacuation along the country’s long coastline and putting the entire Pacific Coast of South America on tsunami alerts.

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Two Dollar Bill Is Oddity, but Some Love the Tender

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:31
One billion are in circulation, but it has always lagged in popularity behind the $1 bill.
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At a Momentary Peace With Albany, de Blasio Sees an Opportunity to Reboot

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:54
With money secured from Albany for its top policy priority of prekindergarten classes, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team are eager to begin a new phase with the public and the press.
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House Approves Funds for Ukraine

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:32
President Obama said he would sign the bill providing for loan guarantees and sanctions against Russia.
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Sports: Live Analysis: Yankees Open Season in Houston

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:10
The new C. C. Sabathia is one of the many intriguing story lines surrounding the Yankees, who are opening their 2014 season. Follow our blog for live updates and analysis.

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Afghan Women See Hope in the Ballot Box

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:54
In coming elections, female candidates are trying to advance women’s rights before the possibility of Western influence fading and leaders reconciling with the Taliban.
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Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Implicated in New Case

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:52
A couple pleaded guilty to campaign violations for having a nursing home and affiliated entities pay John G. Rowland $35,000 as a campaign consultant.
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Bishops Follow Pope’s Example: Opulence Is Out

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:30
Backlash to a plan by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta to build a large mansion is the latest in a series of lay uprisings since Pope Francis chose to live in a modest residence.
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Police Confront Rising Number of Mentally Ill Suspects

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:27
In towns and cities across the United States, police officers find themselves playing dual roles as law enforcers and psychiatric social workers.
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G.M. Hires Lawyer Specializing in Disaster Payouts

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:20
Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation after 9/11 and the BP oil spill, will help in deliberations over whether to pay damages to victims of accidents in cars with faulty ignition switches.

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Holder, in New York City, Calls Terror Trials Safe

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:18
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said that last week’s conviction of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith had “proven beyond any doubt” that terrorism trials can “safely occur” in New York City.
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Steelhead Drive Is Gone After Mudslide, Along With Many Lives Lived on It

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:06
What had once been a canvas for many families’ dreams and memories is now a barren wreck as local authorities have released the names of 22 of the dead who have been identified.
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To Protect Foreigners, Afghanistan Shuts Down Their Hangouts

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:05
After a wave of violence in the Afghan capital, several restaurants and guesthouses popular with foreigners were ordered closed until after elections on Saturday.
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Abbas Takes Defiant Step, and Mideast Talks Falter

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:01
An effort by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to join 15 international agencies threatened to derail the fraught peace talks.

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Music Industry Pushes Unified Message on Compensation

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:56
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is trying to pull together different constituencies to work for a single, all-purpose bill for fair compensation.
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