Articles of Interest
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

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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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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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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May 13, 2015, 4:00am

A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees, a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year.

In an annual survey released on Wednesday by the Bee … Read more »

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May 07, 2015, 4:00am

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — Gail Kaiser has spent much of her life here on Lake Mead, with its crystal blue water pouring into canyons and splintering off like blood vessels into coves and bays, forming the vast … Read more »

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