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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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Ryan’s Budget Would Cut $5 Trillion in Spending Over a Decade

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:53
Representative Paul D. Ryan’s plan, which increased defense spending and carved deeply from domestic programs, may serve as a guide for Republican candidates in this year’s coming elections.

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Authorities Kill Gang Leader, Mexico Says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:50
Mexican authorities said they had killed another leader of the Knights Templar drug gang, adding to a string of successes against the organization that seemed to leave only one boss still at large.
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Obama Claims Victory in Push for Insurance

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:48
The announcement came even as his senior aides braced for an escalated political battle over the law ahead of the fall’s crucial midterm elections.

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Terror Suit Against Jordanian Bank Tests U.S. Diplomacy and Secrecy Laws

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:44
Relatives of Americans killed by terrorist attacks in Israel filed suit against Arab Bank and the case has provoked a split in the Obama administration that pits the State Department against the Treasury and Justice Departments.
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Newly Enrolled, but Not Counted by Insurance Exchanges

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:50
Politicians and policy makers have largely overlooked people who bought insurance outside the Affordable Care Act, even though they could influence the program’s financial success.
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Ebola Reaches Guinean Capital, Stirring Fears

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:44
With 13 Ebola cases in Conakry, Guinea’s densely populated capital, residents are on edge, with some carrying bottles of bleach and pharmacies selling out of hand sanitizer.
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Back Surgery Puts Woods Out of Masters for First Time Since ’94

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:38
Tiger Woods said on his website that he had surgery on Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve and would need time to rehabilitate.

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Rome Journal: Aging Church Passes Digital Collection Plate

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:32
St. Francis at Ripa church in Rome has turned to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for a renovation.
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Corporate Lobbyists Assail Tax Overhaul They Once Cheered

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:27
The undisputed winners of a legislative battle over the nation’s tax code are the lobbying shops, which often work to simply preserve the status quo.

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Movie Review: Deciphering Donald H. Rumsfeld in ‘The Unknown Known’

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:00
In his documentary “The Unknown Known,” Errol Morris goes mano a mano with the former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
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