The New York Times

Advertising: Paying Homage to an Illustrator From the Industry’s Golden Era

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:36pm
McCauley Conner, 100, an artist from Madison Avenue’s golden age of illustration is being commemorated in a retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York.
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Injected Drugs Said to Kill Man in Flawed Execution

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:09pm
The report, prepared by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, did not explore what caused Clayton D. Lockett’s execution to go awry in Oklahoma.

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Hillary Clinton Praises Obama on Ferguson Response and Echoes Call for Inquiry

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:35pm
Mrs. Clinton, who had been criticized for not speaking out on the subject, praised Mr. Obama for deciding to send Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to Ferguson, Mo.

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DealBook: Barclays Agrees to Lend Detroit $275 Million to Exit Bankruptcy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:07pm
Part of the proceeds will be used to retire a $120 million loan, in addition to $100 million that will go towards paying two classes of bankruptcy creditors. The remaining amount is to be invested in public improvements.
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Taser Use in Arrest Leads to Suit in Georgia

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:30pm
Amid national attention to police shootings involving black men, Gregory L. Towns Jr.’s death seemed certain to provoke new discussion about the use in law enforcement of Tasers.

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Southern California Gets More Waves as Storm Eases

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:04pm
High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday.
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California Power Substation Attacked in 2013 Is Struck Again

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:34pm
The substation, which is near San Jose and provides energy to thousands, was hit by thieves early Wednesday, despite increased security, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company said.

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Economic Data Points to Upward Trajectory

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:23pm
The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a 4.2 percent rate, but businesses still seem to be benefiting more than consumers.
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Oklahoma Loses Waiver From No Child Left Behind Provisions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:17pm
The move comes as a result of the state’s retreat from Common Core, a set of reading and math standards adopted by more than 40 states.

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A New American Oil Bonanza

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:59pm
United States refinery production in recent weeks reached record highs and left supply depots flush, cushioning the impact of all the instability surrounding traditional global oil fields.
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Missing American’s Body Found Near Jerusalem, Israeli Police Say

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:18pm
The police said they had identified the body of Aaron Sofer, 23, from New Jersey. There were no immediate signs of foul play.
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Motherlode Blog: American Kids, Learning to Aim and Fire

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:20pm
I’ve talked to my children long and hard about guns and gun safety. I’ve made them practice what to say and do. And this summer, three of the four of them learned to shoot.

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New Study Offers Clues to Swift Arctic Extinction

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:00pm
A study seems to rule out assimilation as the reason for the sudden disappearance of the Paleo-Eskimo population that thrived alone for more than 4,000 years.
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Listening Post: Asking Congress to Back ISIS Strikes in Syria Is Tricky for Obama

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:32am
A broad authorization of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria would carry echoes of the Bush era, outrage President Obama’s liberal base and raise the specter of an open-ended conflict.
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Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:52am
I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.

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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.

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Capital Field Notes: Two Senators Willing to Defy the Party Line

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:01am
Willingness to vote against the majority of one’s party is something that has become much less common in the Senate.

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Remaking Medicine: Expansion of Mental Health Care Hits Obstacles

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:30am
The Affordable Care Act has prompted one of the largest expansions of mental health coverage in a generation, increasing access for millions, but shortfalls persist.

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Medal of Honor for a Civil War Hero 150 Years in the Grave

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:23am
More than 150 years after standing his ground against Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama.

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Market Basket's Board Announces Deal to Reinstate Ex-Chief

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:49pm
After six weeks of big rallies, Market Basket workers forced management’s hand to reinstate the grocer’s deposed leader, Arthur T. Demoulas.

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