The New York Times

Sidebar: Scalia Lands at Top of Sarcasm Index of Justices. Shocking.

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:49am
A professor developed a measure for sarcasm by Supreme Court members, and Justice Antonin Scalia dwarfed the showings of every justice he has served with.






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Credentials: No College Degree? Maybe You Can Still Be President

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:18am
Two of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore never went to college, but serious candidates without degrees are becoming rarer.






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Ex-Cuba Captive and Astronaut Will Attend State of the Union Speech

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:10am
Alan P. Gross, the American released from captivity in Cuba, and Scott Kelly, an astronaut scheduled to leave for a year aboard the International Space Station, will be among President Obama’s guests.






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In Year 2 of Affordable Care Act, Premiums Diverge Widely

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:00am
In Colorado, for example, statewide average premiums are nearly unchanged. But that masks sharp rises in some regions and steep drops in others.






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Richest 1% Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016, Study Finds

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:47am
A report by the charity Oxfam offers a warning about deepening global inequality ahead of this week’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.






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Richest 1% Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016, Study Finds

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:01am
A report by the charity Oxfam offers a warning about deepening global inequality ahead of this week’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.






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Boys Town’s Rehab Vision Remains, Now Sharpening Minds and Skills

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:39pm
In an overhaul, the Nebraska village, which began as an orphanage in 1917, is refocusing on its original vision of producing skilled workers.






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Not the Knicks: Central Illinois Xpress Emerge as Unlikely Force in Fifth-Grade League

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:28pm
The Central Illinois Xpress basketball team is the only team of girls in a fifth-grade boys’ league. They have an 8-1 record and aren’t intimidated.
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Insurance via Internet Is Squeezing Agents

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:28pm
Technology start-ups with websites that sell many types of insurance and promise savings with comparison shopping are putting pressure on insurance agents, who collect commissions.
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Banking Start-Ups Adopt New Tools for Lending

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:13pm
New software is expected to sharpen assessments of creditworthiness, but even proponents acknowledge the potential for inadvertent discrimination.






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Cubans Convicted in the U.S. Face New Fears of Deportation

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:13pm
A longstanding policy of permitting Cubans with criminal convictions to remain in the United States is suddenly on shakier ground.






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After 36 Years, a New York Town Sifts Through Suspicions on a Fatal Fire

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:06pm
Law enforcement officials in Greece, N.Y., say they are close to seeking an indictment in connection with a 1978 motel fire that killed 10 people.
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Supreme Court to Review Bans on Solicitations in Judge Races

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:59pm
Judges already routinely hear cases involving lawyers and litigants who have contributed to their campaigns, setting up possible conflicts of interest.






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N.S.A. Breached North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack, Officials Say

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:50pm
Evidence gathered by software hidden by the N.S.A. to monitor North Korean activities proved critical in persuading President Obama to accuse the government of ordering the cyberattack on Sony, officials said.






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Yoko Nagae Ceschina, Countess and Fairy Godmother to the Arts, Dies at 82

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:49pm
Countess Ceschina was one of the world’s foremost patrons of classical music, if also one of the least publicly known.
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ASAP Yams, Creative Force in Hip-Hop, Dies at 26

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:33pm
A New York City native, Yams, whose real name was Steven Rodriguez, was an owner of the ASAP Worldwide label and a founder of the ASAP Mob collective.
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Cuomo to Propose 2 New Minimum Wages, for New York City and State

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:16pm
The proposal, which Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to announce in his State of the State address Wednesday, would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 in New York City and to $10.50 elsewhere.
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In Ferguson, Push for Criminal Justice Reform Draws Comparisons to ’60s Fight for Civil Rights

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:14pm
The Congressional Black Caucus was focusing its attention on a bill that would support President Obama’s plan to equip more police officers with body cameras.






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Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Wary

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:11pm
Soaring stock prices and major advances in fighting diseases have some saying the industry has turned a corner and others watching for a bursting bubble.
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Marriage Case Offers G.O.P. Political Cover

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 7:58pm
If the Supreme Court resolves the issue as expected, it could largely neutralize a debate that a majority of Americans believe Republicans are on the wrong side of.






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