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New York Times - California News - September 16, 2014 - 2:30pm
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Jindal Aspires to Be 'Ideas Guy' in GOP 2016 Field

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 1:03pm
Unveiling an energy plan, Gov. Bobby Jindal is moving early to stake a claim as a leading policy thinker in the field of potential GOP presidential candidates.

U.S. Military to Send 3,000 to Battle Ebola

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 10:13am
The U.S. military will deploy about 3,000 personnel to West Africa to coordinate global aid, build treatment centers and train health-care workers to fight a worsening Ebola outbreak, a senior administration official said.

Gamblers Sign Own Arrest Warrants

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 10:03am
Thousands of people have legally barred themselves from casinos and then wound up facing criminal charges when they returned to gamble again.

Regulator Plans to Review Auto Lenders

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 10:02am
The U.S. consumer-finance regulator is preparing to launch in-depth reviews of about 40 large auto lenders to determine whether the firms are following federal consumer-protection laws.

Books of The Times: ‘How to Build a Girl,’ by Caitlin Moran

NY Times Books - September 16, 2014 - 9:12am
“How to Build a Girl,” Caitlin Moran’s first novel, tells a comic coming-of-age tale in the 1990s about a teenager from the British hinterlands who reinvents herself as a rock critic.






U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged in August

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 7:24am
A gauge of U.S. inflation was unchanged in August, a sign that price pressures remain tame amid subdued economic growth.

Tens of Thousands Likely to Lose Health Insurance

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 7:22am
Tens of thousands of people are likely to lose their health insurance at the end of this month because they missed a deadline to confirm they are legally residing in the U.S., the Obama administration said.

Bookends: When Discussing Books, What Does ‘Taste’ Have to Do With It?

NY Times Books - September 16, 2014 - 7:00am
James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether it really all comes down to taste.






Sectarian Divide Plagues Coalition

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 5:11am
U.S. efforts to build a broad coalition to combat Islamic State ran into the sectarian chasm that has divided the Middle East, with Arab allies disagreeing over whether Iraq's neighbors should have a military role.

Three Worries in Islamic State Fight

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 16, 2014 - 5:00am
President Obama's decision to go on the offensive against Islamic State fighters has risks: The terror group could use it as a recruiting tool, other groups could act and U.S. resolve could cool, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Tally of Uninsured Fell by 3.8 Million in Early 2014

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 9:13pm
The number of uninsured in America dropped by 3.8 million in early 2014, new federal figures show, in the first government analysis of how the Affordable Care Act has changed coverage rates.

California: Metallic Fence Blamed in Wildfire

New York Times - California News - September 15, 2014 - 9:00pm
Body [ Edit ] Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun reflecting off two-foot-tall sheet metal fencing that edged a homeowner’s vegetable...

Decades After Nuclear Test, U.S. Studies Cancer Fallout

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 8:01pm
Nearly 70 years after the U.S. tested an atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert, federal researchers are set to study whether some residents developed cancer due to the blast.

Some Republicans Back State Minimum-Wage Boosts

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 7:17pm
Republican candidates in states where voters will decide on boosting the minimum wage say they favor those pay-increase measures even as they oppose raising the federal wage floor.

Study Links Increased Drilling, Quakes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 7:01pm
A new study adds more detail to a growing body of work seeking to establish and explain the connection between oil and gas extraction with seismic events, known as induced quakes.

In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette’s Writers Target Its Board

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 6:56pm
Authors United, a group of Hachette writers and allies, is appealing to Amazon’s board to consider their reputation in the battle over e-book pricing.






University of California Plans Campus Venture Fund

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:21pm
The University of California may fund a $250 million investment pool to back startup companies springing from research conducted by faculty and students.

Study Rethinks Danger of Large Quakes From Deep-Sea Faults

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:17pm
Most deep-sea faults in the Pacific Ocean may be capable of generating earthquakes greater than magnitude 9.0, according to new research.

Black Lung Disease Makes Comeback, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
The prevalence of severe black lung disease among coal miners in Central Appalachia has hit levels not seen since coal dust was first regulated in mines roughly 40 years ago, according to federal researchers.
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