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Why Putin Is Willing to Take Risks in Ukraine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 16 min ago
Capital Journal: To understand what Putin is really up to in Ukraine, it's necessary to look at the tale of two countries, writes Gerald F. Seib.

U.S. Demands Immediate Gaza Cease-Fire

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 23 min ago
The U.S. called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza as the death toll neared 600. Israel signaled it would continue efforts to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to mount attacks.

Doctors Upset Over Skill Reviews

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 3 hours 30 min ago
The medical community is embroiled in a bitter debate about what board-certified physicians should be required to do to prove that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date.

GOP Presses on Border; Perry to Send Troops

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 9:28pm
Republicans grappling with the surge of Central American migrants entering the U.S. this year have lined up behind a common goal: ratcheting up security along the Southern border.

Death Penalty Injustice

New York Times - California News - July 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
A lawyer responds to an editorial, “A Lifetime on California’s Death Row.”

Strong Steps on Sentencing Reform

New York Times - California News - July 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
A bipartisan agency that sets federal sentencing policy made a bold move to ease overcrowding in prisons.

End Partisan Primaries, Save America

New York Times - California News - July 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
To reduce polarization, adopt California’s “top two” voting model.

Study Sheds Light on Genes' Role in Schizophrenia

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 8:39pm
A large, multicountry study found 108 genetic clusters associated with the disease, offering the best evidence to date about which genes play a significant role in the condition.

Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 6:34pm
Mr. Gentry’s books ranged from the Manson murders to J. Edgar Hoover to the madams of San Francisco.






President Signs Order To Protect Gay Workers

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 5:29pm
President Barack Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Johns Hopkins Agrees to $190 Million Exam-Photos Settlement

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 5:26pm
Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 7,000 patients of a gynecologist who allegedly took secret photographs and videos of his patients during pelvic exams.

U.S. Pushes for Israeli-Hamas Cease-Fire

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 5:07pm
The Obama administration, facing growing pressure from European and Arab allies to stanch the rising civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip, embarked Monday on an aggressive new diplomatic push to secure a cease-fire between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 4:45pm
When healthier school-meal regulations were first implemented in 2012, a majority of elementary-school students complained, but then ultimately found them agreeable, according to a peer-reviewed study.

Friend of Accused Marathon Bomber Found Guilty in Obstruction Case

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 4:44pm
Azamat Tazhayakov as found guilty Monday of trying to thwart the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by helping remove a backpack from the accused bomber's dorm room three days after the deadly attack.

Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ Author, Is Dead at 89

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 4:24pm
Mr. Berger was known as the author of “Little Big Man” and books that explored the American West, but his body of work was broader than that.






James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 4:06pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.






Books of The Times: ‘Do Not Sell at Any Price’ and ‘Dust & Grooves’

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 2:33pm
“Do Not Sell at Any Price,” by Amanda Petrusich, and “Dust & Grooves,” by Eilon Paz, look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.






Books: 'Proof' Drinks in the Science of Alcohol

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
A study of alcohol — its manufacture and consumption — highlights its reliance on good chemistry and the magical process of fermentation that turns sugars into intoxicating drinks.






Obama Calls on Putin to Assure Crash Site Access

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 2:02pm
President Obama said Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine continue to block full access to investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

China Tests Limits to U.S. Military Ties

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 10:48am
China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year.
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