Articles of Interest
June 18, 2015, 2:00am

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, as his much-awaited papal encyclical blended a biting critique of consumerism and irresponsible development with … Read more »

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June 15, 2015, 10:00am

On Friday, House Democrats shocked almost everyone by rejecting key provisions needed to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement the White House wants but much of the party doesn’t. On Saturday Hillary Clinton formally began her campaign for president, and … Read more »

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June 10, 2015, 9:00am

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and ERIK ECKHOLM

WACO, Tex. — A federal appellate court upheld some of the toughest provisions of a Texas abortion law on Tuesday, putting about half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics at risk of permanently shutting … Read more »

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June 04, 2015, 2:00am

Nicholas Kristof

What do a pizza box, a polar bear and you have in common?

All carry a kind of industrial toxicant called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, that do two things: They make life convenient, and they also … Read more »

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June 04, 2015, 2:00am

By MAGGIE HABERMAN and AMY CHOZICK

Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle 17 months before the 2016 presidential election, seeking to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions on voter access that Democrats say could, if unchallenged, … Read more »

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May 31, 2015, 4:00am

LET’S start with a quiz.

Which consumes the most water?

A) a 10-minute shower.

B) a handful of 10 almonds.

C) a quarterpound hamburger patty.

D) a washing machine load.

The answer? By far, it’s the hamburger patty. The shower … Read more »

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May 21, 2015, 4:00am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to stop an investigation in Wisconsin into possible unlawful coordination between potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s gubernatorial campaign and conservative advocacy groups.

In denying an appeal by a conservative … Read more »

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May 21, 2015, 4:00am

Greg Abbott ensures state legislature has sole authority over oil and gas regulation in Texas

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning a gas drilling practice known as … Read more »

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May 15, 2015, 3:00am

Jeb Bush wants to stop talking about past controversies. And you can see why. He has a lot to stop talking about. But let’s not honor his wish. You can learn a lot by studying recent history, and you can … Read more »

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May 14, 2015, 4:00am

For the second time in two years, the House voted Wednesday to pass legislation that would ban almost all abortions 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, claims that “an unborn child is capable … Read more »

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