The New York Times
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From Edward J. Snowden’s friends and his own voluminous Web postings emerges a portrait of a talented young man who did not finish high school but bragged online that employers “fight over me.”
The technology industry this week dispatched executives and entrepreneurs to buttonhole lawmakers and rallied people to mount a digital campaign on Congress.
While other zoos have adopted trail systems in limited areas, the Philadelphia Zoo is the world’s first with a plan to rotate animals throughout its grounds.
Dr. Karle shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with a former college classmate for creating what is now an essential tool in the development of new drugs.
One person was killed and eight people were injured in a chemical plant explosion in Donaldsonville, La., on Friday night, the state police said.
A federal judge who ruled that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office racially profiled Latinos delayed instituting remedies on Friday to allow parties time to agree on options.
The layoffs included about 550 teachers — from schools that are closing and struggling academically — along with teacher assistants, bus aides, custodians and others.
The proposal would make it legal for those 21 and older to use and possess up to an ounce of marijuana, though not in public.
Judge Edward R. Korman, who berated the government for limiting the use of a morning-after pill, calls himself “a compassionate conservative,” but his politics are hard to pin down.
A Medicare payment-advisory panel said Friday that Congress should move to cut payments to hospitals for many services that can be provided at lower cost in doctors’ offices.
The case could end up being one of the last for the Justice Department’s Nazi-hunting team, which has existed since 1979.
Jonathan Rieder of Barnard College argues that the public Dr. King cannot be understood without understanding how he preached to black congregations.
When President Obama agreed to send small arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels, he had to be almost dragged into the decision by advisers, critics and even Bill Clinton.
Parking spaces are at a premium in cities like Boston, but they reached a new level at an auction Thursday, when the bidding for two adjoining spaces ended at $560,000.
The city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, said sacrifices “from Wall Street and Main Street” were necessary to save Detroit.
The government said it would invest $40 million in the next year and $60 million more over the next five years to find ways to share lightly used airwaves.
After hundreds of homes were razed in Black Forest, Colo., officials are examining what can be done to curb the destruction caused by wildfires.
A major sticking point — France’s demand to exclude films, TV shows and other audiovisual services from talks — could prompt the United States to require exclusions of its own.