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Books of The Times: In ‘Big Little Lies,’ Liane Moriarty Finds New Complications

NY Times Books - July 24, 2014 - 1:27pm
“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty is full of women with ethical and emotional issues, men with possibly criminal ones, and high drama at a school, including a murder.






Trash Smolders Near Radioactive Waste

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 1:16pm
Garbage heating up underground at a St. Louis landfill is said to be heading toward a section of the site where thousands of tons of radioactive waste from the U.S. nuclear weapons program is buried.

Deportations Give Migrants Cold Feet

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 11:03am
Central American migrants are getting cold feet thanks to the rapid spread of news that the U.S. has started to speedily deport undocumented families in the past two weeks.

Ryan Proposes Consolidation in Antipoverty Pitch

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 8:41am
Rep. Paul Ryan proposed consolidating up to 11 federal antipoverty programs into a single funding stream for states, along with new work requirements.

How Doctor Got Rich Invoking Antifraud Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 8:39am
Dr. William LaCorte, a "serial whistleblower," has won $38 million by reporting alleged health-care fraud—helping the U.S. recover hundreds of millions of dollars under a law critics say also encourages speculative lawsuits.

Dean Koontz: By the Book

NY Times Books - July 24, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “The City” is a fan of Marilynne Robinson and Cormac McCarthy: “Both offer voluptuous yet highly controlled language and profound moral purpose.”






New Push to Lure Hamas Into Truce

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 6:47am
The Obama administration, Israel and other Middle East allies are refashioning an Egyptian cease-fire proposal to assure Hamas that Gaza's economic interests would be addressed if the Islamist group stops rocket attacks.

U.S. Jobless Hit 8½-Year Low

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 6:41am
New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an 8½-year low and offering the latest signs of strength in the labor market.

Arizona Inmate Takes Two Hours to Die

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 24, 2014 - 6:24am
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the state's lethal-injection procedures after a convicted murderer put to death was seen gasping and snorting for more than 1½ hours before he died.

Could Jenny Lewis Have Been a Hip-Hop Star If Her Mom Hadn't Said 'Yo' So Much?

New York Times - California News - July 24, 2014 - 4:00am
The YouTube gallery on Jenny Lewis is deep. But the clip I found myself drawn to was one in which her mother appears.

Connecting the Tech World to Everyday Life

New York Times - California News - July 24, 2014 - 3:59am
Molly Wood says that to friends and family, she is part tech support, part therapist and part fortuneteller. This is the life of a personal tech columnist for whom the tech is, simply, normal life.

Rubio Makes Case Against Gay Marriage

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 23, 2014 - 9:29pm
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) laid out an extended case for opposing gay marriage in a speech that cited economic and historical arguments.

ArtsBeat: One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language

NY Times Books - July 23, 2014 - 9:01pm
In an upcoming storyline in “Hawkeye,” the hero has to communicate without hearing.






What You Get for... $1,750,000

New York Times - California News - July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
This week's homes include a mansion in St. Louis, a stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania and a cabin in California.

California: Ex-Official Sentenced in Pay Scheme

New York Times - California News - July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
A former Bell City Council member was sentenced in a scheme that defrauded the small Los Angeles suburb of millions of dollars.

Swindlers Target Kin of Migrants

New York Times - California News - July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
The F.B.I. is investigating how con artists received detailed information about migrant children being housed at military bases to lure relatives into paying hefty sums to reunite their families.

Polishing the Imperfection

New York Times - California News - July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
A modernist house was rough around the edges, but the price and provenance were right.

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper in Fight for Re-Election

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 23, 2014 - 8:35pm
Democrat John Hickenlooper is locked in a close race for re-election as Colorado governor, as stumbles in recent months have opened the door to his opponents.

Deepening Congressional Divide Threatens Border Funding

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 23, 2014 - 8:33pm
The partisan divide in Congress over the child migration crisis deepened Wednesday with the release of rival proposals in the House and Senate, increasing the likelihood that lawmakers would adjourn for their August break without an agreement.

Hunt for Missing IRS Emails Resumes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 23, 2014 - 7:58pm
The inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service is reviewing some agency computer backup tapes to find out whether missing emails are still recoverable, Commissioner John Koskinen said.
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