The New York Times

Crowds Gather as ‘The Interview’ Begins Screening in 331 Theaters

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:51pm
The film had improbably become a symbol of free speech over the last week as hackers managed to get it withdrawn from theaters and then watched it open after all.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Bilingual Nationhood, Canadian-Style

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:44pm
America should look north for help with its immigration debate.
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Motherlode Blog: Blue-Haired Bingo in Footie Pajamas

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:30am
There’s a common perception that with cancer in the house, the mood is all death and dying, gloom and doom. But there can be laughter and humor, too.

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Jeb Bush’s Emails as Governor of Florida Show His Agenda and Goals

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:51pm
Emails sent during Jeb Bush’s time in office and obtained through a public records request illustrate, hour by hour, the business of governing one of the country’s most populous states.

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Threats to New York Police Stream In After Fatal Shootings, Putting Department on Edge

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:23pm
Officials have investigated more than 40 threats of violence against officers since two of their colleagues were shot and killed on Saturday.
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Test for U.S. Shift on Cuba Is Whether Rights Improve

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:08pm
President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba will be tested by whether Cuba honors promises to release political prisoners and to allow improvements in Internet access.

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Highway Agency Expands Search for Crash Data on Guardrails

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:08pm
Guardrail heads made by Trinity Industries are suspected of having a defect that could lead them to jam and skewer vehicles.

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At Home and at Work, Black Police Officers Are on Defensive

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:58pm
Life for black officers, many say, has long been a delicate balancing act between fellow blacks and their police station houses.

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Race to Deliver Nicotine’s Punch, With Less Risk

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:56pm
Big tobacco companies are deploying their financial resources and knowledge in a bid to dominate a potentially huge market for cigarette alternatives.

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Oil’s Swift Fall Raises Fortunes of U.S. Abroad

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:37pm
A plunge in oil prices has sent tremors through the global political and economic order, helping the United States but pushing several big oil-exporting nations to the brink of financial crisis.

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Sony Streams ‘The Interview’ on YouTube, Google Play and Xbox

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:30pm
In getting behind “The Interview,” Google and Microsoft joined what had become more a campaign to defend free speech against foreign intimidation than a business initiative.

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With Memories of a Comic Comrade, Margaret Cho Helps the Homeless

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:27pm
The effort to raise money and goods, inspired by Robin Williams, raised about $2,000 in each of nine shows.

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Tornado-Force Storms Kill Four in the South

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:12pm
The destructive system damaged communities from Mississippi to Georgia. Flood warnings were issued for several counties in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

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Antonio Martin’s Death Is Investigated in Missouri

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:11pm
Antonio Martin, 18, pointed a gun at a police officer, who is white, before being shot at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo., the authorities said.

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Ebola Sample Is Mishandled at C.D.C. Lab in Latest Error

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:46pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one lab sent the wrong samples, possibly containing the live virus, to another lab, where a technician might have been exposed.

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National Briefing | Washington: Army Rarely Prosecutes Deserters, Figures Show

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:44pm
The Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service in the face of deadly combat and long and multiple deployments.

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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: Wrongful Execution Ruling Will Stand

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:42pm
A prosecutor in South Carolina said Wednesday he would not appeal a circuit judge’s ruling overturning the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy electrocuted for the deaths of two white girls in 1944.

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National Briefing | West: California: San Jose Clearing Out Homeless Enclaves

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:41pm
After closing the Jungle, the nation’s largest homeless camp, officials in San Jose, Calif., are aggressively cleaning out other encampments before they grow.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Guantánamo Dreams

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:23pm
The past year’s developments are dots on a map, worthy of attention but hard to assemble into a narrative that says much more than ‘stuck.’

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Religion Without God

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:02pm
Even atheists find that ritual helps them make sense of the world.

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