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Obama Appeals to Supporters for November Votes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 6:12pm
President Barack Obama used a Labor Day speech Monday in Milwaukee to accuse congressional Republicans of blocking policies meant to boost the fortunes of struggling Americans.

Texas Oil Field Verges on a Glut

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
The Permian Basin, one of the oldest oil fields in Texas, may be on the verge of a glut that pushes down prices.

Detroit to Face Creditors at Trial

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 4:14pm
The nation's largest municipal-bankruptcy case is set for a showdown trial starting Tuesday, pitting Detroit's emergency manager against holdout creditors seeking billions in payouts.

U.S. Strikes Help Break Iraq Siege

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 3:17pm
U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops.

U.S. Believes Closed Embassy in Libya Is Secure

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 3:07pm
A State Department official said Monday it believes the closed U.S. Embassy compound in Libya remains secure, and an Islamist militia group apparently is guarding it.

Books of The Times: ‘The Dog,’ the Latest by Joseph O’Neill, of ‘Netherland’

NY Times Books - September 1, 2014 - 2:28pm
“The Dog,” by Joseph O’Neill, is a first-person narrative of an expat lawyer in the Persian Gulf whose life is going nowhere.

John Lahr’s Biography of Tennessee Williams

NY Times Books - September 1, 2014 - 2:17pm
John Lahr’s biography “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” draws on a wealth of letters and journals to explore the synergy between his life and his plays.

North Korea's U.S. Detainees Ask for Help

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 2:10pm
North Korea gave foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Books: Guiding a Husband and a Mother Through Alzheimer’s at the Same Time

NY Times Books - September 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meryl Comer has written a heartbreaking account of caring for both her husband, who has been debilitated by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother, who has the late-onset variety.






Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California?

New York Times - California News - September 1, 2014 - 6:46am
California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality.

Judge Blocks Enforcement of New Louisiana Abortion Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 9:05pm
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law, saying doctors or clinics can't be penalized for breaking the law, which goes into effect Monday, while a challenge is heard.

Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

New York Times - California News - August 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
Farmers have long believed that landowners controlled groundwater, but the state legislature passed new controls that establish a framework for managing water withdrawals through local agencies.

Amid Choruses of Despair, an Aria of Hope

New York Times - California News - August 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
After a near collapse, the San Diego Opera is engaging in a rescue mission, hoping to prove that opera can still thrive not only in San Diego but across the country.

Arts, Briefly: Want More Wonka? A Lost Chapter Is Found

NY Times Books - August 31, 2014 - 2:27pm
A lost chapter of an earlier version of the 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was recently published for the first time in The Guardian.






Books of The Times: ‘No Man’s Land,’ Unfamiliar Writing About World War I

NY Times Books - August 31, 2014 - 2:16pm
“No Man’s Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918” and “The Burning of the World” bring diverse voices to World War I literature.






House Republicans Don't Expect a Shutdown

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 10:41am
Almost a year since the last partial government shutdown began, many House Republicans say they have little desire to start another.

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 8:53am
The Saturday Essay: American physicians are increasingly sick of their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for patients. But physicians can still save themselves—and us.

U.S. Drops Relief Aid for Iraqi Town

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 5:35am
The U.S. led an international air drop of relief supplies to an Iraqi town that has been surrounded by Sunni militants. War planes also struck at Islamic State forces in conjunction with the relief mission.

San Francisco Exhales During 'Burning Man Exodus'

New York Times - California News - August 31, 2014 - 4:00am
The event draws more than 50,000 people, many of whom are from the tech industry. And while they’re away, the city’s hard-to-get-into restaurants and bars aren’t so hard to get into.

California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers

New York Times - California News - August 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
In a one-page appeal, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, argued that a decision of such scope needed to be made by a higher court.
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