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U.S. Retail Stores’ Planned Closings Already Exceed 2018 Total
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U.S. Retail Stores’ Planned Closings Already Exceed 2018 Total

As an executive vice president at Great American Group, a firm that helps liquidate the merchandise, clothing racks and mannequins at stores that...

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Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules
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Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON - The Obama administration violated federal law by...

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California Today: Gavin Newsom Called This City Out on Affordable Housing. Its Leaders Weren’t Mad.
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California Today: Gavin Newsom Called This City Out on Affordable Housing. Its Leaders Weren’t Mad.

Good morning. When he took office this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom inherited an expansive, consuming problem. The state doesn't have enough housing,...

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This Legislation Could Force Stores to Take Your Cash
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This Legislation Could Force Stores to Take Your Cash

Stores and restaurants in several states would be required to do something pretty basic if certain lawmakers have their way: accept their customers...

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He’s 91 and the Post Office Threw Him a Party. For His Retirement.
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He’s 91 and the Post Office Threw Him a Party. For His Retirement.

When Jack Lund began hauling mail across Utah, Harry S. Truman was president of the United States, Utah had been a state for only about a half...

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Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill
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Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping public...

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Square Feet: Bringing Nature Back to the Urban Core
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Square Feet: Bringing Nature Back to the Urban Core

Frederick Law Olmsted understood nature's ability to rejuvenate the mind and body. One of the principal designers of Central Park in New York, he...

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The Biggest Economic Divides Aren’t Regional. They’re Local. (Just Ask Parents.)
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The Biggest Economic Divides Aren’t Regional. They’re Local. (Just Ask Parents.)

Regional inequality is often cited to explain just about every challenge the United States faces: political conflict, joblessness, drug overdoses,...

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Tests for Oil in Arctic Refuge Won’t Happen This Winter, Officials Say
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Tests for Oil in Arctic Refuge Won’t Happen This Winter, Officials Say

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. A plan to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas exploration...

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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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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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Making Food Equality a Goal
News 4 months ago
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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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
News 4 months ago
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
News 4 months ago
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
News 4 months ago
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 5 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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