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In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 photo, one of the housing units of the Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center is seen in Effingham, N.H. The 88-bed facility for people with traumatic brain injuries, is preparing to close after months of scrutiny over allegations of abuse and neglect, including a client death and residents who wandered into the woods unattended. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Brain Disorder Center Closings Felt Nationwide

Monday, July 27, 2015

Concord — When Tyler Richardson’s son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems. He wandered outside one day after his aides left his grandmother’s home, where he was living. Grandma tried to bring him back …

Highway Funds In Jeopardy

Monday, July 27, 2015

Washington — A congressional standoff over how to renew an expiring highway-funding bill pushed the Senate into a rare and heated Sunday session, but the legislative path forward remains unclear, leaving federal transportation projects hanging in the balance. Adding to the complication were votes Sunday on several unrelated amendments to the Senate highway bill. One to repeal the Affordable Care Act was rejected …

Clinton Confronts Doubters in Iowa

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ames, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton spent the weekend in Iowa confronting the enthusiasm gap facing her candidacy by reminding the Democratic base that she has been a reliable warrior for the causes it cares about most. Clinton talked about raising the minimum wage and continuing the push for overtime pay, paid family …

Costs Have Hit State Health Markets Hard

Monday, July 27, 2015

Washington — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states. Hawaii’s marketplace, the latest cautionary …

Assad Vows Syria Will Win Civil War

Monday, July 27, 2015

Beirut — Syrian President Bashar Assad delivered a sober assessment of the state of his forces on Sunday, acknowledging a manpower shortage and conceding troop withdrawals from some areas, but asserting that the military was not facing collapse. …

Five-Day Cease-Fire Starts in Yemen

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen early today after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials said. However, ground fighting broke out almost immediately in the restive city of Taiz following random shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels in …

Officials: Iraqi Forces Retake Anbar University

Monday, July 27, 2015

Baghdad — Iraqi government forces recaptured Anbar University from the Islamic State militant group Sunday after hours of fierce clashes, provincial officials said, as part of its push to reclaim territory across the embattled province. The university, located 3 miles south of Anbar’s provincial capital, the militant-held city …

U.S. Math Coach Had a Feeling His Team Was Poised to Win Olympiad

Monday, July 27, 2015

For some, China’s dominance at the International Mathematical Olympiad seemed to confirm an unfortunate fact: Chinese students had gained an insurmountable upper hand over their American counterparts in math and science. But this month, the world’s toughest mathematical tournament between top-ranked high school students yielded an unexpected outcome. …

Turkey, U.S. Have Syria Plan

Monday, July 27, 2015

Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a de facto “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border under the terms of a deal that is expected to significantly increase the scope and pace of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in northern Syria, …

Obama: Kenya Is at ‘Crossroads’

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nairobi, Kenya — Declaring Kenya at a “crossroads” between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father’s birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility …

As Rich Get Super-Rich, They Pay Lower Taxes

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Washington — One of the cornerstones of American income tax policy is that taxes are progressive. People who make more money devote a higher share of their income to federal income taxes than people who make less money. That allows for a redistribution of wealth that lowers inequality. …

On Fashion: Adults Should Stay Out of the Business of Declaring Kids to Be ‘Style Icons’

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the aftermath of First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to London and Italy last month, the already voluminous oeuvre dedicated to the style of her daughters — Sasha, 14, and Malia, soon to be 17 — increased exponentially. As they accompanied their mother to various public events, they …

Maybelline Makeup Marks 100 Years

Sunday, July 26, 2015

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to eye makeup. Take the history of Maybelline. The global makeup brand is in the midst of its centennial celebration, complete with multiple star-studded parties. But before all the blushes and BB creams, it was about a family company …