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Atlantic City Gets Lifeline

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:17
New Jersey lawmakers reached a deal on Monday to bail out Atlantic City, the once-bustling gambling mecca that has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for months.

FBI Investigating Donations to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:57
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating donations made to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, according to people familiar with the probe.

Poll Finds Lack of Enthusiasm for Clinton and Trump

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:46
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump share a defining asset that is fueling support for both in the 2016 presidential race: voters’ animus toward the other candidate.

Hillary Clinton's Complicated Path to the Center

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:43
Hillary Clinton faces a dilemma in broadening her appeal to the general-election crowd. There is a natural opening for her in the ideological center but she has been pushed to the left by Bernie Sanders, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Supreme Court Throws Out Death Sentence From All-White Jury

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:38
The Supreme Court, voting 7-1, ruled Georgia prosecutors excluded African-Americans from the 1987 murder trial of a black defendant in violation of the Constitution.

Asian-American Groups Seek Probe Into Ivy League Admissions

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:33
A coalition of Asian-American organizations asked the Department of Education on Monday to investigate Brown University, Dartmouth College and Yale University.

Behind 'Hamilton's Moves, a Man Inspired by 'The Matrix'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:10
Andy Blankenbuehler, nominated for a Tony for “Hamilton,” is now busy with the coming revival of “Cats,” part of a wave of choreographers changing Broadway’s approach to dance.

Baltimore Police Officer Acquitted in Trial Over Freddie Gray Arrest

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:47
A judge acquitted Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero of all charges in connection with the April 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray, whose death from a broken neck sustained while in police custody sparked large protests and widespread rioting in the city.

New York City Council Set to Cut Penalties for Low Level Offenses

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:40
The New York City Council was expected to approve legislation Wednesday to reduce penalties for violations such as urinating in public, officials said.

Iraq Begins Assault on Islamic State in Fallujah

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 05:02
Iraqi forces have begun their assault on Islamic State in Fallujah, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said late Sunday, an operation that aims to evict the extremists from one of their last major territorial holdings in Iraq.

U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 05:02
President Barack Obama, on a three-day visit to Vietnam meant to deepen ties through new economic and security initiatives, said the U.S. will fully lift a decadeslong ban on sales of lethal arms to the Southeast Asian country.

9/11 Museum a Tough Sell for New Yorkers

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 19:46
Two years after it opened and lacking government funding, the National September 11 Memorial Museum is making a push to persuade reluctant New Yorkers to have a look.

New Jersey Bill Would Create Animal-Abuse Registry

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 19:13
With Assembly’s approval, measure moves on to the Senate.

New Staff Hired at JFK to Help Speed Security Lines

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 18:32
A privately operated terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport is hiring temporary workers to battle increasing wait times at security checkpoints.

L.A.'s Costly Bet on Curbing Car Culture

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 17:08
Los Angeles and other auto-centric Sunbelt cities are building out rail systems costing billions of dollars combined, funded in part by sales tax increases.

Temp-Worker Freeze Bodes Ill for Economy

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 16:46
One of the labor market’s early warning systems—the number of temporary jobs being created month to month—may be flashing trouble. Recent recessions have come after a peak in temp hirings, and a new post-recession peak appears to have been notched in December.

Hillary Clinton's Lead Over Donald Trump Narrows

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 16:09
Republicans have rallied behind Donald Trump, helping him narrow Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead to just 3 percentage points in a test matchup between the two likely nominees, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.

Trump Lags Behind Clinton in Organizing Key State

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 15:20
Ohio, a state that has backed every presidential winner since 1964, presents the presumptive Republican nominee’s best opportunity to carry a big swing state but also reveals his team’s steep logistical challenges.

Massachusetts Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 15:16
A manhunt was under way Sunday after a police officer was shot and killed in a central Massachusetts town, authorities said.

Homeownership Elusive for Young Adults Without College Degrees

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 14:42
New research suggests that young people without a college diploma face especially big hurdles to owning a home, even when compared to college grads with student loans.
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