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Accused Boston Bomber Appears in Court
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been seen in public since last July
Here Come the Million Dollar Judges
The midterms saw dark-money donors paying millions to buy justice.
Buzz Bissinger Is Selling His Leathers on eBay (But Not the Gucci)
The “Gucci addict” is taking a step toward recovery by putting around 150 items on the virtual auction block.
How the U.S. and Cuba Ended Their Cold War
Paving the way for the breakthrough: Swapped spies, the Pope’s blessing and Canadian diplomacy.
Rolando Sarraff Trujillo: The Spy in the U.S.-Cuba Deal
Sources say the former cryptographer is the operative in question.
U.S. Growth Gives Federal Reserve Confidence
The Fed offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year.
Jeb Bush Makes Jab at Obama on Cuba
The presidential hopeful criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba.
FDA Warns That Caffeine Powder Can Kill
The regulator says that powdered caffeine, marketed as an energy supplement, can lead to accidental overdoses.
Alan Gross's Mission in Cuba: How Much Did the White House Know?
Whether he knew it or not, the captive was part of a far-fetched covert op in Cuba.
Obama Did the Right Thing on Cuba
The president can’t lift the embargo on Cuba without Congress, but restoring relations is a good start.
Why Jeb Bush No Longer Inspires Conservatives
His takes on Common Core and immigration are more important than electability.
Rubio Leads Opposition to Obama’s Cuba Shift
Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba has sparked divided opinions, especially in swing state Florida.
Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York
The state health commissioner said the decision was based on "significant health risks" posed by fracking.
Wesleyan Charged for Protesting Police Brutality
Student protestors view the charges as a chilling, if ironic, attempt to punish or suppress activism in the central Connecticut college town.
U.S. and Cuba End Decades-Long Feud
The move will make it easier for Americans to travel to the island
Speculation Rises About a U.S. and Cuban Thaw
The news comes after the Cuban government released an American contractor held for five years on the island.
Obama Protects Bristol Bay, Alaska from Future Oil and Gas Drilling
The move is a big win for Alaska's Native communities and commercial fisheries.
How Much Will Free Housing Lawyers Cost New York City?
Tenant advocates think renters facing eviction have the right to a court-appointed attorney.
Energy Industry Group Cartoon Compares EPA Regulations to CIA Torture Tactics
AEA posted a cartoon of a thick book, titled “EPA Torture Report,” crushing a miniature Uncle Sam.
Questlove, Spike Lee Welcome D’Angelo Back from 14-Year Hiatus
The R&B legend returns after a lengthy hiatus with a socially conscious and funkadelic new record.
What People Are Searching For, According to Google
The tech giant releases 2014’s top-trending searches and most-searched data.
Judge Declares Obama Immigration Action Unconstitutional
The ruling has no immediate impact, with the government saying there was no reason for Judge Arthur Schwab to address the issue in the case.
Times Reporter Ordered to Answer Questions on Source
James Risen faces questions about how he got information on a CIA effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program.
New Threats From the Self-Proclaimed Sony Hackers
In an oddly worded note posted online, someone claiming to be a representative the group once again threatened Sony over the release of the movie The Interview.
Senate Democrats Confirm Surgeon General
The gun lobby loses its battle to block confirmation of Vivek Murthy, who said guns are a health care issue.
Two Numbers: Downgrading Professors
Colleges save on teaching costs even as tuition rises.
Cop Tickets Harvard Grad for Blaring “F*ck Tha Police.”
Now the Crimson alum plans to fight back.
Obama’s Right-Hand Woman
Susan Rice is one of the president’s closest advisers. But does she have what it takes to put America’s foreign policy back on track?
The Glass Ceiling Is About More Than Just Women at the Top
Books like “Lean In” do not address why ordinary working women are overlooked.
Jeb Bush to ‘Actively Explore’ Presidential Run
Bush announced Tuesday he will establish a Leadership PAC to test the waters.