July 28, 2014

Governor Christie Embraces Theft

By: David Cay Johnston
Governor Christie Embraces Theft
July 28, 2014

Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

By: E. J. Dionne
Paul Ryan’s New Clothes
July 28, 2014

Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

Minorities Aren’t Well Represented In Environmental Groups, Study Says

By Marianne LeVine, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Minorities and people of color have not ...

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Two U.S. Marshals, NYPD Detective Wounded In Deadly Shootout

Two U.S. Marshals, NYPD Detective Wounded In Deadly Shootout

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A suspected fugitive was killed and three law enforcement official ...

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Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Improvements in health care costs have exte ...

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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Appeals Court

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Appeals Court

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court has ruled th ...

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Any Gaza Truce Must Lead To Hamas Disarmament: Kerry

Any Gaza Truce Must Lead To Hamas Disarmament: Kerry

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Monday said international efforts to agree a ...

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Islamist Militants Kill 21 In Attack In Southern Philippines

Islamist Militants Kill 21 In Attack In Southern Philippines

dpa MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-one people were killed Monday in an attack by suspected Islamic mi ...

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Liberia Closes Almost All Borders To Contain Ebola Outbreak

Liberia Closes Almost All Borders To Contain Ebola Outbreak

dpa MONROVIA, Liberia -- Liberia on Monday closed almost all of its borders in a bid to halt the spr ...

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Israel Army Warns Palestinians Around Gaza City To Flee

Israel Army Warns Palestinians Around Gaza City To Flee

Jerusalem (AFP) -- The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near ...

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U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip In June

U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip In June

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. pending home sales slipped in June, the first decline after three months of ...

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $9.2 Bn Deal

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $9.2 Bn Deal

New York (AFP) -- U.S. discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family Dollar announced Monday a $9.2 bill ...

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Wimbledon Semi-finalist Dimitrov Pulls Out With Flu

Wimbledon Semi-finalist Dimitrov Pulls Out With Flu

Washington (AFP) -- Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out ...

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Amazon Launches 3D Printing Store

Amazon Launches 3D Printing Store

San Francisco (AFP) -- Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to ...

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United States Slams Release Of Venezuelan Ex-Intel Chief

United States Slams Release Of Venezuelan Ex-Intel Chief

Washington (AFP) -- The United States said Monday it was "deeply disappointed" after Aruba released ...

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Foreigners Urged To Leave Libya Amid Rising Violence

Foreigners Urged To Leave Libya Amid Rising Violence

By Imed Lamloum Tripoli (AFP) -- Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Lib ...

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Medical Marijuana Support High Ahead Of Florida Vote

Medical Marijuana Support High Ahead Of Florida Vote

Miami (AFP) -- Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida gathered steam ahead of a Novembe ...

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U.S. Data Sweep ‘Harms Press, Democratic Rights’

U.S. Data Sweep ‘Harms Press, Democratic Rights’

By Rob Lever Washington (AFP) -- Large-scale surveillance by the U.S. government has begun to have a ...

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Two Americans, Freetown Resident Latest Ebola Victims

Two Americans, Freetown Resident Latest Ebola Victims

By Coumba SYLLA Freetown (AFP) -- Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus ...

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Freak Los Angeles Lightning Strike Kills One, Injures Several

Freak Los Angeles Lightning Strike Kills One, Injures Several

Los Angeles (AFP) -- At least one person was killed and up to eight others injured when freak lightn ...

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Some Florida Doctors Decline To Accept Obamacare

Some Florida Doctors Decline To Accept Obamacare

By Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- After being without health insurance for two years, Miran ...

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Once-Common Marine Birds Disappearing From Pacific Northwest Coast

Once-Common Marine Birds Disappearing From Pacific Northwest Coast

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times ANACORTES, Wash. -- The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chatt ...

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Oil Drilling In North Dakota Raises Concerns About Radioactive Waste

Oil Drilling In North Dakota Raises Concerns About Radioactive Waste

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau ARNEGARD, N.D. -- Every weekday, about a dozen large ga ...

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Islamist Militants Kidnap Wife Of Cameroonian Official

Islamist Militants Kidnap Wife Of Cameroonian Official

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG -- Islamist militants believed to be associated with ...

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Congressional Leaders Make A Deal On Spending, Reform At Veterans Affairs

Congressional Leaders Make A Deal On Spending, Reform At Veterans Affairs

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators have reached a te ...

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Federal Judge Rules Against DC Ban On Carrying Guns

Federal Judge Rules Against DC Ban On Carrying Guns

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- A federal judge struck down the natio ...

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Weather Could Make Firefighting More Difficult In Northern California

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times As two Northern California wildfires continued to burn out of contr ...

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United States Sees Profound Cultural Shift On Marijuana Legalization

United States Sees Profound Cultural Shift On Marijuana Legalization

By Matt Pearce and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times More than a third of adults have smoked it - ...

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Ukraine Troops Nearing MH-17 Crash Site; U.N. Opens War-Crime Probe

Ukraine Troops Nearing MH-17 Crash Site; U.N. Opens War-Crime Probe

By Steven Zeitchik and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukr ...

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Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Republicans are already at a disadvantage when it comes to female voters, and th ...

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Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

By Hazel Ward Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Exchanges of fire kil ...

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Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie has come out foursquare for wage th ...

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Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Perhaps sensing that the country no longer takes her threats to run for office s ...

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A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

By Dave Helling and Brad Cooper, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On May ...

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Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserv ...

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Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon gro ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Today The Weekend Reader brings you Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile ...

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Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start ...

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Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

by Lee Fang, Republic Report. Last Friday, just before the Federal Communication ...

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Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Over the past several weeks, Republicans have increasingly insisted that somethi ...

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Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a “single courageous state may, if its ci ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Slugfest Of Florida Governor’s Race Promises To Intensify

Slugfest Of Florida Governor’s Race Promises To Intensify

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald In Florida's bareknuckle governor's race, it's ...

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4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

By the time they reach grade school, most students understand that plagiarism is ...

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Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This story was co-published with NPR's "Shots" b ...

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Blind Ideological Justice

Blind Ideological Justice

WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal ...

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Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

A few days after Iowa's governor was spotlighted on MSNBC for declaring undocume ...

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Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Michele Bachmann may be retiring from the House of Representatives, but that doe ...

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After Perdue Win, Senate Control Could Be Decided In Georgia

After Perdue Win, Senate Control Could Be Decided In Georgia

In the wake of Republican businessman David Perdue's upset victory over U.S. Rep ...

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Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

It's a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is nake ...

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The ‘Most Powerful Men In The World’ Seem Defeated

The ‘Most Powerful Men In The World’ Seem Defeated

Search the phrase “the most powerful man in the world” and what comes up are pho ...

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Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women

Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women

A new survey of likely voters in the 12 states where control of the Senate is be ...

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WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

Democrats are ramping up their attacks against Senate candidate Joni Ernst, with ...

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Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

By Michael Doyle and Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Two ap ...

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D.C. Court Ruling Deals New Blow To Affordable Care Act

D.C. Court Ruling Deals New Blow To Affordable Care Act

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times President Obama's health care law was deal ...

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Body May Be That Of South Korean Tycoon With Ties To Sunken Ferry

Body May Be That Of South Korean Tycoon With Ties To Sunken Ferry

By Steven Borowiec, Los Angeles Times The body of South Korea's most wanted man, ...

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Florida Taxpayers About To Be Railroaded

Florida Taxpayers About To Be Railroaded

Here's a really clever idea: Let's run express passenger trains 16 times round-t ...

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