The New York Times

HistorySource: A Style-Setting J.F.K. Appears With a 2014 Congressional Candidate

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00am
Kennedy’s willingness to wear a “rice hat” revealed his eagerness to make connections in Louisiana, and those connections continue to this day.

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Midterm Calculus: Goodbye to the Republican Wave?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:59am
The expected G.O.P. momentum has yet to materialize for the midterm elections, but there is still time.

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Dr. Albert J. Stunkard, Destigmatizer of Fat, Dies at 92

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:17pm
The scientist discovered genetic predispositions for obesity through studies of adoptees, but took pains to keep his findings from being used an excuse for surrender.

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A Tough Corporate Job Asks One Question: Can You Hack It?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:51pm
To combat the growing threat of online breaches, companies and governments are hiring chief information security officers — whose main responsibility is to make sure data systems are secure.

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Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:44pm
Bus operators in Honduras say they are noticing a decline in the number of unaccompanied children headed to the border, and the Border Patrol has reported a dip in the number of people apprehended in Texas.

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Whirlpool Wants Congress to Ban Class-Action Suits Tied to Energy Star Program

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:40pm
The appliance manufacturer is threatening to pull out of the troubled labeling program unless Congress bans class-action lawsuits.

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Missouri Alone in Resisting Prescription Drug Database

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:18pm
In declining to keep a prescription drug database, the state has hampered its ability to combat abuse and also drawn buyers from neighboring states.

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Court Delays Execution Over Secrecy With Drugs

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:31pm
The federal appeals court ruling contrasted sharply with recent decisions by other state and federal courts defending states’ rights to keep information about lethal injection drug sources secret.

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DealBook: In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:25pm
Millions of Americans are receiving auto loans they cannot possibly afford, in a lending climate marked by some of the same lack of caution seen in the housing industry before its 2008 implosion.

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Kerry Says Russia Trained Separatists to Use Antiaircraft Missiles

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:10pm
Secretary of State John Kerry stopped short of saying Russia provided the missile unit that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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My Brother’s Keeper Program Grows to Include More Impoverished Minorities

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:03pm
Some of the nation’s largest school districts have joined the My Brother’s Keeper program.
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Fort Worth Journal: In Fort Worth, Join the Bike Convoy to Have a Word With Mayor Betsy Price

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 7:34pm
Betsy Price of Fort Worth says her bicycle-based outreach promotes healthy living and community engagement.

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Racy Photos Were Often Shared at N.S.A., Snowden Says

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 6:48pm
Edward J. Snowden said lax oversight allowed for members of the United States military to pass around sexually explicit photos they had intercepted.
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Influx of South Americans Drives Miami’s Reinvention

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 6:04pm
As South Americans flock to Miami, their influence has transformed the city’s once recession-dampened downtown, enriched its culture and magnified its allure for businesses.

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Kerry Expresses Frustration Over Civilian Toll in Gaza

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:48pm
While publicly Secretary of State John Kerry strongly defended Israel’s right to act against Hamas, an open microphone caught Mr. Kerry’s cellphone remarks to an aide.

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Letter From Washington: Watergate and Lessons Not Learned

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 1:33pm
Deciding whether to impeach President Richard M. Nixon was a defining moment for the congressmen involved, but it failed to become a model for subsequent actions.
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International Education: U.S. Seen as Weak on Global Research Collaboration

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:02pm
Those responsible for American institutions’ global strategies too often fail to identify and work toward shared goals, observers say.
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Motherlode Blog: Immaculate Incarceration: A Baby in Solitary Confinement

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:32am
According to my mother’s prison records, she served around 17 weeks in “The Hole”—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.

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Kerry Says Russia Trained Separatists to Use Antiaircraft Missiles

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:30am
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, “We know for certain that the separatists have a proficiency that they’ve gained by training from Russians as to how to use these sophisticated SA-11 systems.”
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Yehuda Nir, a Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 84

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:31pm
As a child, Dr. Nir had to masquerade as a Roman Catholic in German-occupied Poland, an ordeal that he turned into a well-received memoir and that guided him in treating victims of trauma.

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