The New York Times

In Colorado, Calls to Change a Restaurant’s Name From ‘Illegal Pete’s’

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 7:59pm
The national debate over the use of the term “illegal immigrant” has fixed on an unlikely lightning rod: the liberal-minded, pro-immigrant owner of a Mexican restaurant chain in Colorado.

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State Department Targeted by Hackers in 4th Agency Computer Breach

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 7:55pm
The agency was forced to temporarily shut down its unclassified email and public websites after the attack on its computer systems.

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Retro Report: ‘Dingo’s Got My Baby’: Lindy Chamberlain's Trial by Media

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 7:32pm
Lindy Chamberlain of Australia said that a dingo had entered a tent where her baby lay, and made off with her, but it took 30 years for her to get vindication and closure.

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Okinawa Voters Replace Governor With Opponent of U.S. Base

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:35pm
Takeshi Onaga, a former mayor of the capital, unseated Hirokazu Nakaima, who had agreed to move a Marine airfield but keep it on the island.

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Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:59pm
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.

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In Ferguson, Tactics Set for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:39pm
As a grand jury prepares to decide whether to indict Darren Wilson, a police officer, in the killing of Michael Brown, organizations are planning ways to react.

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Fighting an Epidemic: AIDS Group Wages Lonely Fight Against Pill to Prevent H.I.V.

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:01pm
A growing consensus in favor of Truvada is opposed by one vocal man, Michael Weinstein, and his nonprofit organization.

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Obama Says Russia’s Arming of Separatists Breaks Pact With Ukraine

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 2:22pm
President Obama edged closer to describing Russia’s military incursions in Ukraine as an invasion and said Russians were supplying heavy arms to separatists in violation of an agreement Moscow signed.

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Nowhere to Turn: First of Two Articles: N.F.L. Teams’ Ties to Police Put Victims of Domestic Violence in a Bind

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 1:53pm
A domestic-abuse case involving Phillip Merling, a former Miami Dolphin, provides an example of lenient treatment of players by law enforcement agencies whose employees work off-duty jobs for football teams.
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U.S. Intelligence Chief Describes Mission to Free Detainees in North Korea

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 1:13pm
James R. Clapper Jr. said the North was disappointed he had not come bearing a “breakthrough” in relations, and he had not been certain Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller would be freed until hours before they left North Korea.

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Mass MoCA Partners With Major Contemporary Artists

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:41pm
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is set to announce on Monday that it will forge long-term partnerships with big names in contemporary art.
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Motherlode Blog: Lessons in Living While Dying, From Pop

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 8:19am
My kids have learned a new vocabulary, including words like lymphoma, chemotherapy, radiation, tumor and bone marrow. But they have also learned something important about being flexible, helping out, keeping a sense of humor and taking care of their elders.

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Some New Frustrations as Health Exchange Opens

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:49pm
The system opened Saturday and performed much better than last year, but some consumers reported long delays in trying to buy insurance and access their accounts at

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Four Workers Are Killed in Gas Leak at Texas Chemical Plant

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:01pm
At a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte, Tex., 20 miles east of Houston, four workers were killed early Saturday by the gas methyl mercaptan.

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Fatal Encounter in Ferguson Took Less Than 90 Seconds, Police Communications Reveal

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:29pm
Newly released audio and video offer glimpses into the fatal run-in between Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, and a white police officer, Darren Wilson.

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The Clintons Look to the Past, for Now

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 8:27pm
In her first public event since the midterm elections, and before she announces whether she will run for president in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton took part in a carefully staged appearance with her daughter.

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News Analysis: Obama’s Immigration Plan Could Grant Papers to Millions, at Least for Now

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:33pm
Executive actions that President Obama is expected to announce as early as this week could offer legal documents to as many as five million immigrants in the country illegally.

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Town That Thrived on Logging Is Looking for a Second Growth

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:58pm
In a town in Oregon that long relied on logging, the old jobs are long gone and the food bank has a more secure future than remaining industry.

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Martin Salia, Surgeon With Ebola, Arrives in Nebraska From Sierra Leone

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:11pm
Dr. Salia, who lives with his family in Maryland, was taken to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where two other Ebola patients were treated successfully.
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Opinion: Mishandling Rape

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:28pm
Colleges are seeing sexual assault where it doesn’t exist while letting dangerous men go free.
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