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ArtsBeat: Warren G. Harding’s Racy Love Letters Unsealed

NY Times Books - July 30, 2014 - 10:52am
Nearly 1,000 handwritten pages of Warren G. Harding’s steamy letters to his mistress, Carrie Phillips, are available online.






Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 30, 2014 - 10:48am
Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the "blind" clinical trial.

Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Cuts Financial Watchdog

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 30, 2014 - 9:16am
Detroit's emergency manager has reversed course and withdrawn his support for a court-appointed monitor to ensure the city's progress toward cutting $7 billion in long-term obligations and keeping its finances in order.

Do California’s Gun Laws Prevent Gun Deaths?

New York Times - California News - July 30, 2014 - 7:20am
Available data shows a clear link between strong gun laws and less gun carnage.

EU, U.S. Expand Sanctions on Russia

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 30, 2014 - 7:12am
The European Union and the U.S. adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow's unbending stance in the Ukraine conflict.

Children’s Books: ‘The Great Greene Heist,’ by Varian Johnson

NY Times Books - July 30, 2014 - 7:00am
In Varian Johnson’s “The Great Greene Heist,” a middle schooler dreams up a plan to influence an election for student council president.






De Villiers May Gain an American Audience, Posthumously

NY Times Books - July 30, 2014 - 6:01am
Vintage will release English translations of the spy thrillers by Gérard de Villiers, the French novelist who died of cancer last fall.






ArtsBeat: James Wolcott and Frank Bidart Among 2014 PEN American Winners

NY Times Books - July 30, 2014 - 5:00am
The PEN American Center announced its annual literary award winners today, with a ceremony to follow on Sept. 29.






Drinkers Prone to Memory Problems

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 30, 2014 - 2:45am
People who have a history of drinking problems by middle age are more than twice as likely to exhibit memory problems in later life as those who don't, according to a study.

Obama Weighs Fewer Deportations

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 30, 2014 - 2:21am
President Obama is considering broad action to scale back deportations of people living illegally in the U.S., say lawmakers and advocates who have consulted with the White House.

Court Blocks Mississippi Law Threatening Abortion Clinic

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 30, 2014 - 2:10am
A federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Tuesday a Mississippi law that threatened to shut down the state's sole abortion clinic was likely unconstitutional and blocked it from being enforced.

McDonnell Corruption Trial Focuses on Marriage

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 29, 2014 - 9:38pm
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, had a broken marriage that left them vulnerable to a businessman seeking to exploit their power for his own benefit, their attorneys said on the opening day of the couple's political-corruption trial.

Homeowner Program Faces Mounting Backlog

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 29, 2014 - 9:01pm
The Obama administration's signature program to aid struggling homeowners has hit another speed bump: The mortgage companies processing applications can't keep up with demand.

California: 4 Teenagers Charged With Murder Over the Beating of a Graduate Student

New York Times - California News - July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The suspects were charged in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment.

Wheelies: The Lighter (but Not in the Wallet) Edition

New York Times - California News - July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 will cost more than the 2014 model; Suzuki is recalling 26,000 2004-6 Verona sedans.

Police Bullets Abruptly Ended an Invisible Life, Lived in the Open

New York Times - California News - July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
To many in New York, the man who was killed Monday in a gun battle with law enforcement officers was known as John; thousands of miles away, the police were hunting for the same man.

More Californians Sign Up for Health Plans, Survey Says, but Holdouts May Be Hard to Get

New York Times - California News - July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
A survey from the Kaiser Foundation said many previously uninsured Californians had been able to get coverage, through either Medicaid or private insurers.

One Arena, Two Directions for Teams in Los Angeles

New York Times - California News - July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Clippers can look to brighter times ahead now that Donald Sterling finally appears to be gone, while the Lakers look back on their glory days.

Crowded Prisons in California

New York Times - California News - July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Two proponents of prison reform say Gov. Jerry Brown has been resisting a court order.

Senate Passes Measure to Replenish Highway, Bridge Fund

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 29, 2014 - 7:49pm
The Senate on Tuesday passed an $8.1 billion measure to replenish the fund that pays for highway and bridge repairs, creating last-minute trouble to prevent the fund from becoming depleted.
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