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  • New York Man Charged With Trying to Support ISIS

    17 September 2014, 1:17 am by: By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

    The most significant accusation in the seven-count indictment of Mufid A. Elfgeeh of Rochester asserts that he tried to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State.
  • Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response

    17 September 2014, 12:31 am by: By HELENE COOPER and SHERI FINK

    President Obama, warning that the disease could take hundreds of thousands of lives, called on other nations to help the United States as it leads the fight.
  • Recovery in Need of a Recovery: Nearly Half of Americans in Major Cities Are in State of Financial…

    17 September 2014, 12:05 am by: By PATRICIA COHEN

    In hard-hit places, researchers said, many people don’t even have a bank account.
  • Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

    16 September 2014, 10:48 pm by: By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN

    The Mall, monuments and military bases could be swamped by rising sea levels, the study says.
  • Medal of Honor Awarded to 2 Vietnam-Era Soldiers

    16 September 2014, 9:36 pm by: By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

    President Obama honored Specialist Donald P. Sloat and Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins for their acts of valor nearly 50 years ago.
  • District of Columbia Officials Push for Statehood at a Senate Committee Hearing

    16 September 2014, 9:35 pm by: By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN

    It was the first congressional hearing on the issue in more than two decades, with the first bill introduced in the House in 1983.
  • Fate of Children’s Insurance Program Is Called Into Question at Senate Hearing

    16 September 2014, 9:13 pm by: By ABBY GOODNOUGH

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, has helped cut in half the uninsured rate for children, but its funding is set to end in September 2015.
  • U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: By MARK LANDLER and JEREMY W. PETERS

    Remarks by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, open the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role than the president has publicly outlined.
  • Senators Take Auto Agency to Task Over G.M. Recall

    16 September 2014, 8:58 pm by: By HILARY STOUT and AARON M. KESSLER

    The top official from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration faced withering criticism over the agency’s failure to detect a deadly ignition defect in G.M. cars.
  • Congressional Memo: World Events Muffle Democrats’ Economic Rallying Cry

    16 September 2014, 8:51 pm by: By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and CARL HULSE

    Events overseas have undermined the Democratic strategy to tie the party’s midterm prospects to a theme that includes calls for a higher minimum wage and pay equity for women.
  • The Great Stagnation: You Can’t Feed a Family With G.D.P.

    16 September 2014, 2:44 pm by: By NEIL IRWIN

    The census numbers on what American families made last year are as mediocre as they are predictable.
  • House Expected to Vote on Training Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS

    16 September 2014, 2:22 pm by: By JONATHAN WEISMAN

    Republicans will insist on a careful accounting of how the plan fits into a larger strategy to defeat the militant group.
  • Bill Targets Pro Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status

    16 September 2014, 2:02 pm by: By MARC TRACY

    Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, has introduced the bill, which would disallow leagues, most notably the N.F.L., from claiming status as tax-exempt nonprofits.
  • U.S. Moves to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

    16 September 2014, 12:12 pm by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    The Obama administration is moving to cut emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
  • Pulse of the People: Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime

    16 September 2014, 11:08 am by: By JUSTIN WOLFERS

    The decrease in violent crime is one of the most striking trends over recent decades, but that wasn’t reflected in a recent YouGov online panel.
  • Remaking Medicine: In Kentucky, Health Law Helps Voters but Saps Votes

    16 September 2014, 10:57 am by: By ABBY GOODNOUGH

    Although expanded coverage made the state an early success story, there is little evidence it will help Democrats there in the midterm elections.
  • Inequality on Campus: ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

    16 September 2014, 12:30 am by: By DAVID LEONHARDT

    QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.
  • The New Health Care: New Estimates on Health Coverage Are Accurate but Outdated

    16 September 2014, 12:11 am by: By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

    The government released reliable estimates of how many people had health insurance in early 2014. It won’t tell us much about the Affordable Care Act, though.
  • U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa

    16 September 2014, 12:04 am by: By HELENE COOPER, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and DENISE GRADY

    Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama is expanding military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
  • Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

    16 September 2014, 12:01 am by: By SABRINA TAVERNISE

    Federal researchers found that the number of uninsured declined substantially in the first quarter of this year.
  • Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., 73, Lobbying Giant, Is Dead

    15 September 2014, 10:27 pm by: By JACKIE CALMES

    Mr. Boggs, the son of two prominent members of Congress, used his familiarity with the levers of power to build a firm that became synonymous with Washington lobbying.
  • Government Push for Yahoo’s User Data Set Stage for Broad Surveillance

    15 September 2014, 9:55 pm by: By VINDU GOEL

    Documents from the case paint a vivid portrait of the high-stakes battle that pitted Yahoo against some top officials in the Bush administration over what was legitimate gathering of foreign intelligence and what was illegal snooping.
  • New Sanctions to Stall Exxon’s Arctic Oil Plans

    15 September 2014, 9:54 pm by: By STANLEY REED and CLIFFORD KRAUSS

    The United States government took aim at Exxon’s project in the Arctic Ocean, ordering American companies to cut off exports to Russian oil exploration within 14 days.
  • U.S. to End Coverage Under Health Care Law for Tens of Thousands

    15 September 2014, 9:45 pm by: By ROBERT PEAR

    The Obama administration said it would terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because they had failed to prove they were eligible for coverage.
  • For James Foley’s Family, U.S. Policy Offered No Hope

    15 September 2014, 9:32 pm by: By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI

    After Mr. Foley was kidnapped by ISIS, the government offered sympathy but little active support, his family said, leaving them overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.

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