The New York Times

Amid Charges of Hypocrisy, Louisiana Lawmaker Faces Calls to Step Down

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:54pm
Representative Vance McAllister, is the latest Louisiana official facing demands for his resignation, after a leaked video last week showed him passionately kissing a woman who was not his wife.






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DealBook: Thought Secure, Pooled Pensions Teeter and Fall

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:56pm
The economic downturn hurt multiemployer plans, and now their insurer is nearly broke. Some of the pensions are rescinding workers’ benefits in a bid to stay solvent.






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The Media Equation: Yahoo Rolls the Dice on TV

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:29pm
Winning in the distribution of high-end content is about mining an audience, and you can’t blame technology companies for believing they have relevant skill sets.
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Obama Effect Inspiring Few to Seek Office

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:10pm
A State Senate candidate in Massachusetts is one of President Obama’s few former aides who is running for office; far more have joined the ranks of high-paid consultants.
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A Question for Seder: What Role for Screens?

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:59pm
Many families say the digitization of Passover makes the annual ritual more interesting, but the use of electronic devices on holidays is not without controversy.
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Local News, Off College Presses

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:49pm
As financial pressures force newspapers to close or make cuts, college journalism students are picking up the slack in many communities.
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Op-Ed Contributors: Secret Drugs, Agonizing Deaths

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:43pm
Prison officials are hindering public debate about lethal injections.






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Op-Ed Contributor: My Ideas, My Boss’s Property

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:42pm
Workers are being forced to sign over their ideas to their employers.






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Suicide Prevention Sheds a Longstanding Taboo: Talking About Attempts

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:45pm
For decades, mental health organizations have featured speakers with various disorders. But until now, discussing suicide attempts has been virtually off limits.
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Retro Report: Promises of Preparedness Followed Devastating Earthquakes. And Yet.

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:42pm
Questions remain over whether vulnerable areas of California and the Pacific Northwest are adequately prepared for the Big One.






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Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 2:26pm
The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that only an intensive push in the next 15 years can stave off potential disaster, United Nations-appointed experts said.






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Motherlode Blog: I Have No Idea How Many Calories Are in My Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:00am
For my daughters, food isn’t a troublesome source of calories demanding its weight in exercise. It’s holidays, it’s funny stories, it’s seasons. It’s my grandmother’s gefilte fish, and all of us cooking it together.






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Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 9:47pm
The White House said that information about major Internet security flaws should be shared with computer and software manufacturers so they can be fixed. But it left broad exceptions for cases that involve national security.






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Diplomatic Memo: Lingering Power of Hostage Crisis Short-Circuits Iranian Nominee

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:27pm
Washington’s decision to deny Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran’s choice for its next United Nations ambassador, a visa highlights the distrust that still infects the United States-Iran relationship.
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North Carolina Shows Strains Within G.O.P.

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:22pm
In North Carolina’s high-profile Republican primary for Senate, the divisions gripping the party nationally are playing out loudly and expensively.






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Rivka Haut, Dies at 71; Championed Rights of Orthodox Jewish Women

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:13pm
Ms. Haut fought to make it easier to obtain divorces in rabbinical courts and organized prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Inmate Is Accused of Organizing a Kidnapping

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:38pm
A North Carolina prisoner, described as a high-ranking gang member, was charged with arranging the abduction of a prosecutor’s father via an illicit mobile phone.






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Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:36pm
The debate over taking advantage of vulnerabilities has echoes of the Cold War battles of a half-century ago.






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New Hampshire Republicans Get a Preview of 2016

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:26pm
What unfolded at the “Freedom Summit” on Saturday was a display of today’s Republican Party in all its dynamism, division and sometimes strange spectacle.
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Finance Officials Push for Bold Action to Sustain Economic Growth

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:41pm
At the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual spring meetings, finance ministers and central bankers also discussed the possibility of new penalties for Russia.
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