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Democrats Lose Their Grip on Voters With Keys to the House

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 11 min ago
White, working-class voters give Republicans an edge in contested congressional elections and may help expand the GOP majority on Tuesday.

Suspect in Pennsylvania Police Ambush Captured

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 29 min ago
Eric Frein, a self-described survivalist suspected of fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper last month and eluding capture for nearly seven weeks, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said.

Parched Cities Share Water in West

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 37 min ago
A recent agreement by Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., highlights a growing trend in the drought-plagued Southwest: water agencies sharing resources to stretch limited supplies rather than going it alone.

Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Probes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Big banks in the U.S. and Europe are stockpiling billions to pay for a potential trans-Atlantic settlement of allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates.

U.S. Extends Solid Growth, Sidestepping Global Tumult

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 53 min ago
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy 3.5% annual pace during the third quarter, a sign of sustained growth fueled by government spending and a narrower trade deficit despite mounting concerns about the health of overseas economies.

Nevada Race Could Set Stage for a Reid Challenge in 2016

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Senate majority leader isn’t on the Nevada ballot this year, but the lieutenant governor race there could have big implications for 2016. If the Republican wins, GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval would be free to challenge Mr. Reid in 2016 without turning over his office to a Democrat.

Don’t Muzzle the Clown

New York Times - California News - October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
What better way to celebrate free speech than by shutting down free speech?

At 21, Fighting to Help Lead a Troubled City

New York Times - California News - October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
“True Son” is a portrait of a violence-ridden California city sharply segregated by race and income and the Stanford senior who ran for a City Council seat.

Judge Approves California City's Bankruptcy-Exit Plan

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 8:58pm
The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., ruled the city can exit court protection after slashing payments to bondholders and raising taxes in order to avoid cutting pensions.

Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 8:19pm
The president hasn’t set foot since 2012 in the state that launched his presidential career, but Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for an open Senate seat there, frequently invokes him as though he were running alongside her opponent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

U.S. Sanctions Bite Putin's 'Personal Banker'

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 8:17pm
The Western effort to freeze Kremlin-connected assets has cost what the U.S. Treasury describes as Russian President Putin’s favored bank nearly $21 million, according to a new U.S. corporate disclosure.

FCC Plans More Power Over Broadband

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 8:04pm
The head of the FCC is laying the groundwork for expanding the agency’s authority over broadband providers, but would still allow them to cut deals with content companies for special access.

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 7:34pm
A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.






Predicting Election Results? There's an App

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:47pm
Founders of political wagering site Intrade are back with a new forum for electoral prognosticating, minus one big thing: the wagering.

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:46pm
Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston and a popular figure who oversaw the once-gritty city’s transformation into a cultural and commercial hub, died Thursday. He was 71 years old.

Few Cases Found by Airport Checks

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:34pm
he federal government has cast a wide net looking for Ebola-infected passengers flying into U.S. airports from West Africa, but the stepped-up testing so far has turned up few suspected cases of the deadly virus.

Fiji Attracts Old Friends as China's Clout Grows

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 4:07pm
Western nations are moving to rebuild relations with Fiji, lifting sanctions imposed after a 2006 coup that had allowed China to claim a bigger role in the island nation.

Hagel Concedes Airstrikes Aid Syrian Regime

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 3:38pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday conceded that the Syrian regime “derives some benefit” from U.S. and allied airstrikes on Islamic State militants, saying it was one of the region’s complexities.

Books of The Times: Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ a Flu Apocalypse

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 2:54pm
Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven” envisions a world in which a strain of flu wipes out most of civilization.






Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 2:23pm
On Halloween, a look at three small publishers of horror novels and comics.






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