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Friday, April 15, 2011
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Despite Setbacks, Arizona Sheriff Won’t Yield the Spotlight
By MARC LACEY
Eric Thayer for The New York Times
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, facing two federal investigations into his law enforcement practices, has created what he calls his own air force of 30 private planes.
Never one to shy away from publicity, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County has enlisted private pilots to track illegal immigrants from the sky.
Times Topic: Joseph M. Arpaio
They Gather Secretly at Night, and Then They (Shhh!) Eat
By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
Across the country, underground food markets are popping up, giving chefs a chance to show their stuff and maybe make some money.
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Budget Deal Fuels Revival of School Vouchers
By TRIP GABRIEL
Conservative Republicans across the country are advancing voucher programs, including plans to offer them for the first time to middle-class and even affluent families.
Spending Agreement Hurts Police and Fire Agencies
By MICHAEL COOPER
When lawmakers reached an agreement to keep the federal government open, they made budget changes that will make it harder for some struggling cities to hire police officers and firefighters.
Breast Device Recall Made Most Severe
By DENISE GRADY
The Food and Drug Administration reclassified the recall of a device that left metal particles in women’s breasts to its most severe.
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Bands Promote Awareness, and Giggles, but Aren’t Lewd
By SARAH WHEATON
A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled to allow a breast cancer foundation’s wristbands in school.
Study Ties Suicide Rate in Work Force to Economy
By BENEDICT CAREY
The suicide rate increased 3 percent during the 2001 recession and has generally ridden the tide of the economy since the Great Depression, a comprehensive government analysis found.
T.V.A. Considers Improvements for 6 U.S. Nuclear Reactors
By MATTHEW L. WALD
The Tennessee Valley Authority is the first American reactor operator to announce safety changes that it is weighing since the nuclear crisis at a Japanese plant last month.
Resistance to Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Grows in India
T.V.A. Agrees to Shutter 18 Generators That Use Coal
By FELICITY BARRINGER
A legal settlement, announced by the E.P.A., could account for a loss of as much as a third of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal-burning capacity.
Obama Goes to Chicago to Talk Money, and Raise It
By MARK LANDLER and JEFF ZELENY
The president returned to his political home here Thursday for a fund-raising visit, bringing the message of fiscal responsibility and core Democratic values he laid out in a speech a day earlier.
Obama Puts Deficit Ball Back in Pentagon’s Court
By THOM SHANKER and CHRISTOPHER DREW
Despite saving billions of dollars already by canceling weapons programs and identifying inefficiencies, the Pentagon is under pressure from the president to cut another $400 billion.
Official in Charge of Air Traffic Control Resigns
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
The F.A.A. official’s resignation came after several cases of controllers found sleeping as airplanes landed.
U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings
By RON NIXON
A small core of American groups played a bigger role in promoting democracy in Arab states than was previously known.
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A Year at War
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This series follows the deployment of one battalion in the northern Afghanistan surge, chronicling the impact of war on individual soldiers and their families back home.
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Articles in this series examine issues arising from the increasing use of medical radiation and the new technologies that deliver it.
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This Lady Liberty Is a Las Vegas Teenager
By KIM SEVERSON and MATTHEW HEALEY
The Postal Service’s new Statue of Liberty stamp is accidentally based on the replica at the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas.
The Budget Battle
Congress Passes Budget Bill, but Some in G.O.P. Balk
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
The House and Senate passed the compromise legislation to finance the federal government, with 59 House Republicans breaking ranks to vote against the deal.
In Class of Colorful Freshmen, Meet the Most Contrarian
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Justin Amash has voted against Republican-backed bills more than any other party member, even if he agrees with them.
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Jim Lo Scalzo photographed the Salton Sea, formerly a popular California tourist destination, as it is today.
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A reporter reflects on the experience of one American battalion and how success and failure go hand in hand.
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