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The Pour: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine
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The Pour: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine

In Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, the court will consider whether states can prohibit retail wine shops from shipping...

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California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters
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California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters

California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From SheltersA dog at...

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Sears Is Dying, but Workers’ Loyalty Lives On
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Sears Is Dying, but Workers’ Loyalty Lives On

Sears Is Dying, but Workers’ Loyalty Lives On Sears Is Dying, but Workers’ Loyalty Lives OnAcross the country, legions of former employees gather...

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Minnesota Town Defamed by German Reporter Is Ready to Forgive
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Minnesota Town Defamed by German Reporter Is Ready to Forgive

Claas Relotius, a reporter writing for Der Spiegel, portrayed the town of Fergus Falls, Minn., as a backward, racist place whose residents blindly...

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As the Trumps Dodged Taxes, Their Tenants Paid a Price
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As the Trumps Dodged Taxes, Their Tenants Paid a Price

Jack Leitner outside the Beach Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. A tax scheme created by the Trumps, who owned the building, artificially inflated rent...

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Making Food Equality a Goal
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Making Food Equality a Goal

From left, Sam Sifton, Walter Robb and Rhea Suh discussing the urgent need for food equality during the Cities for Tomorrow conference in New...

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Emeril Lagasse and Barbara Lynch on Dining and Culture
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Emeril Lagasse and Barbara Lynch on Dining and Culture

Sam Sifton, left, food editor of The New York Times, with the chefs and restaurateurs Emeril Lagasse and Barbara Lynch at the Cities for Tomorrow...

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California Today: California Today: Will a Desert Town Test Marijuana’s Saturation Point?
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California Today: California Today: Will a Desert Town Test Marijuana’s Saturation Point?

The Healing Center is one of four stores in Needles, Calif., selling marijuana to the public. The Healing Center is one of four stores in Needles,...

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Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains?
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Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains?

A $300 million research project is studying 11,800 children through adolescence to see how drug and alcohol use, concussions, and screen time may...

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Fiat Chrysler Plans to Make New Jeep in Detroit, Adding Jobs
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Fiat Chrysler Plans to Make New Jeep in Detroit, Adding Jobs

Jeep Wranglers on an assembly line in Toledo, Ohio. Fiat Chrysler plans to build a new Jeep model in a retooled factory in Detroit. ImageJeep...

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Walmart Shoppers Get Holiday Surprise From Tyler Perry: Debts Forgiven
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Walmart Shoppers Get Holiday Surprise From Tyler Perry: Debts Forgiven

The actor and producer Tyler Perry paid off layaway accounts in two Atlanta-area Walmart stores. The actor and producer Tyler Perry paid off...

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N.R.A. to Pull Image of Sculpture From Its Video
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N.R.A. to Pull Image of Sculpture From Its Video

Anish Kapoor, a London-based artist known for ambitious public works, said on Thursday that National Rifle Association had agreed to erase an image...

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Artist Says He Settled With N.R.A. Over Sculpture Used in Video
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Artist Says He Settled With N.R.A. Over Sculpture Used in Video

Artist Says He Settled With N. R.A. Over Sculpture Used in Video Artist Says He Settled With N. R.A. Over Sculpture Used in Video Anish Kapoor, a...

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The Neediest Cases Fund: From Collecting Firewood for Sale to Forging a Path in College
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The Neediest Cases Fund: From Collecting Firewood for Sale to Forging a Path in College

DECATUR, Ga. — For a brief moment, as she looked out of the arched, third-floor windows of Agnes Scott College’s library, a look of longing crossed...

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National Day of Mourning for Bush: What It Means and What’s Closed
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National Day of Mourning for Bush: What It Means and What’s Closed

National Day of Mourning for Bush: What It Means and What’s Closed National Day of Mourning for Bush: What It Means and What’s Closed The federal...

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9-Year-Old Boy Helps Repeal Snowball Throwing Ban in Colorado Town
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9-Year-Old Boy Helps Repeal Snowball Throwing Ban in Colorado Town

Dane Best, 9, a student at Range View Elementary School in Severance, Colo., threw a snowball in the Town Hall parking lot on Monday. Dane Best, 9,...

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Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says
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Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says

Jena Louise working on her company website at Sparky’s Coffeehouse in Republic, Wash. With internet access spotty in the area, she relies on the Wi...

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High Stakes for House Freshmen: The Office Lottery
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High Stakes for House Freshmen: The Office Lottery

Representative-elect Abigail Spanberger of Virginia and her chief of staff, Roscoe Jones Jr., reviewing the floor plan of her new office on Friday....

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Mother Whose Child Died After ICE Detention Sues for $60 Million
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Mother Whose Child Died After ICE Detention Sues for $60 Million

Lawyers for the mother of a child who died several weeks after being released from the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Tex., have...

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Justices Seem Ready to Back Owner of Seized Land Rover in Case on Excessive Fines
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Justices Seem Ready to Back Owner of Seized Land Rover in Case on Excessive Fines

ImageIndiana seized Tyson Timbs’s $42,000 Land Rover after he pleaded guilty to selling $225 of heroin. CreditCreditJenna Watson/The Indianapolis...

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Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge
News 2 months ago
Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

FBI agents exiting the office of Dr. Fakhruddin Attar in Livonia, Mich., last year. Dr. Attar and Dr. Jumana Nagarwala were defendants in a case...

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Retiring: Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold
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Retiring: Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold

Brenda Holt, a commissioner in Gadsden County, Fla., tried but couldn’t keep the Social Security field office in Quincy from closing. “We are a...

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Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate
News 2 months ago
Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate

Abdirahman Muse, executive director of the Awood Center, led a meeting in Minneapolis last week of a group that has been discussing working...

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A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos
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A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos

A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was...

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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest
News 2 months ago
Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest

Amazon will take about one million square feet in the 50-story Citicorp building in Long Island City, Queens. Eager candidates offered name changes...

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Florida Recount, Amid Machine Error and Lawsuits, Is ‘Going to End Up a Little Messy’
News 2 months ago
Florida Recount, Amid Machine Error and Lawsuits, Is ‘Going to End Up a Little Messy’

Employees at the office of the Palm Beach County supervisor of elections fed ballots through a machine as a recount continued on Tuesday....

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At War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians
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At War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians

In the early 1990s, the end of the Cold War gave rise to a global movement to rid former war zones of land mines, which were littered across at...

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Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data
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Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September. Ron Wyden, a committee member...

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Raymond Plank, Coal Miner’s Son Who Prospered in Oil, Dies at 96
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Raymond Plank, Coal Miner’s Son Who Prospered in Oil, Dies at 96

Raymond N. Plank in 2009. He started his career in a third-floor walk-up office and went on to become a founder and chairman of the Apache...

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The Ecosystem in Immigrants’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home
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The Ecosystem in Immigrants’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home

Ka Bao Vue, right, preparing young dancers for a ceremony at the Miss Hmong America Pageant this year in La Crosse, Wis. By studying the...

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