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Shell, a co-owner of the Motiva oil refinery in Port Arthur, Tex., has added climate-related carbon taxes to its long-term budgets.

Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

By CORAL DAVENPORT

More than two dozen major American corporations are preparing to pay climate-related taxes, departing from conservative orthodoxy and exposing divisions between the Republican Party and its business supporters.

Democrats’ Latest Campaign for Health Care Law Begins

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Building on better news about the Affordable Care Act’s website, President Obama and congressional Democrats have put a new strategy into effect, spreading the word about the law’s benefits.

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President Obama outlined his economic vision and the role of government in an address on Wednesday in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington.

Obama Presses Case for Health Law and Wage Increase

By JACKIE CALMES

During a speech on the economy, President Obama explained how the health act fits into his vision for Americans’ financial security and upward mobility.

Documents Say Phones Outside U.S. Are Tracked

By JAMES GLANZ

The national security agency is tracking the movements of hundreds of millions of cellphones in an effort to find suspicious travel patterns or activities by intelligence targets, according to documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden.

Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, right, and Jeff Hodges of Twitter worked on Perfect Forward Secrecy, a stronger encryption protection.

Internet Firms Step Up Efforts to Stop Spying

By NICOLE PERLROTH and VINDU GOEL

After surveillance by the National Security Agency, major Internet companies like Microsoft and Yahoo have moved to strengthen protections of users’ data.

·        Microsoft Counsel: N.S.A. Hacks an ‘Earthquake’ for Tech

John D. Apel, left, and his lawyer, Erwin Chemerinsky, say his speech rights were violated when he was banned from a protest area at a military base.

Dismissing Free Speech Claims, Justices Turn to Plain Line-Drawing

By ADAM LIPTAK

John D. Apel had been barred from an Air Force base after convictions for vandalism and trespass, but he said those orders should not apply to an area open to the public on the other side of a green line.

·        Supreme Court Considers Frequent Flier Contracts

Biden Faults China on Foreign Press Crackdown

By MARK LANDLER

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. raised the issue as beijing withholds accreditation for journalists from The New York Times and Bloomberg.

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Coalition of Evangelical Churches Seeks Prayers for Boehner on Immigration

By JULIA PRESTON

The Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of 11 Christian organizations and churches, will run radio commercials in English and Spanish calling for prayers for Speaker John A. Boehner to take up legislation on immigration.

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President Obama outlined his economic vision and the role of government in an address on Wednesday in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington.

VIDEO: Obama Speaks About Economic Challenges

President Obama spoke at the Center for American Progress about the hurdles faced by some Americans, like income inequality and a growing lack of upward mobility.

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HEATED RECEPTION  Kathleen Sebelius, the health secretary, faced House Republicans on Oct. 30 after weeks of problems with HealthCare.gov.

SLIDE SHOW: Confronting the Health Insurance Exchange’s Problems

A look back at how white house advisers have tried to fix the botched health care website.

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