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Judge Blocks Enforcement of New Louisiana Abortion Law

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:05
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law, saying doctors or clinics can't be penalized for breaking the law, which goes into effect Monday, while a challenge is heard.

U.S. Strikes Help Break Siege in Iraq

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:30
U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops.

House Republicans Don't Expect a Shutdown

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:41
Almost a year since the last partial government shutdown began, many House Republicans say they have little desire to start another.

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:53
The Saturday Essay: American physicians are increasingly sick of their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for patients. But physicians can still save themselves—and us.

U.S. Drops Relief Aid for Iraqi Town

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:18
The U.S. led an international air drop of relief supplies to an Iraqi town that has been surrounded by Sunni militants. War planes also struck at Islamic State forces in conjunction with the relief mission.

Second NYPD Restraint Death Being Investigated

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:41
The Manhattan District Attorney's office said it would investigate the NYPD's role in the death of a man who was high on a hallucinogenic drug and subsequently restrained in a protective body wrap by officers.

Michael Sam Cut by St. Louis Rams

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:48
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams.

California Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:41
A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure.
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