The New York Times

Scratching Privacy: What the Internet Can See From Your Cat Pictures

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:17pm
Calling attention to “the wave of decreased privacy for all,” a professor has used cat pictures to build a site showing the locations of the cats and their owners.

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Obama Sends Aide to Soothe German Allies

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:59pm
With Berlin angry over a series of spying incidents, President Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis R. McDonough, for talks on the state of bilateral relations and improving cooperation.
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Miami Journal: Miami Diner, a Pioneer in Race Relations, to End Six-Decade Run

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:27am
The owner of Jumbo’s hired and served blacks when few white-owned restaurants in Miami did. Now, he is forced to close after decades of white flight, riots and hurricanes.

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Bits Blog: Goodwill Investigating Possible Theft of Credit Card Data

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:59am
An unusually high number of fraudulent purchases tied to cards used at its thrift stores led authorities to contact Goodwill on Friday about a possible data breach.

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Motherlode Blog: Putting the ‘Known’ in Known Sperm Donor

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:45am
The adult daughter of two mothers and a known sperm donor is candid: Much of it was great, but it is complicated.

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Campaign Finance: Kay Hagan Sidesteps Democratic Party Turmoil in North Carolina

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:08am
The Democratic Party of Wake County has taken the lead in fund-raising and voter turnout in the Senate race.

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Education Tracking: Principals in U.S. Are More Likely to Consider Their Students Poor

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:03am
Perceptions of disadvantage may play role as American students from low-income families struggle more than counterparts in many other nations.

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It’s the Economy: What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for America

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:00am
Corporations, it turns out, really are people. And that could be very bad news for the rest of us.
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Detroit’s Retirees Vote to Lower Pensions, in Support of Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:10am
The vote by the city’s public-sector retirees was a crucial step in its plan to emerge from bankruptcy before the end of the year.

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Obama’s Secret to Handling Criticism? Focus, and No TV

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:25pm
At a recent event for an initiative intended to help black and Latino youths, the president candidly answered students’ questions on his upbringing, his family and his approach to life.

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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Youths Accused of Killing Homeless Men

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:48pm
Three Albuquerque teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence post have been ordered held on $5 million bonds on murder charges.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Execution Case to Be Appealed to Justices

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:46pm
A federal appeals court on Monday denied Arizona’s request for a new hearing, by a larger panel, to reconsider the court’s stay of the execution of Joseph Wood because of drug secrecy issues.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Stay on Gay-Marriage Ruling Is Upheld

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:35pm
A judge rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to remain in effect while it is appealed.

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To Talk With Hamas, U.S. Needs Help From a Testy Trio of Nations

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:22pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will be leaning heavily on Egypt, Turkey and Qatar — which have deep divisions over the Islamic movement — to help broker a cease-fire as quickly as possible.
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The Big Fix: Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:19pm
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
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Tinderbox Explodes in Wildfires Across Northwest

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:55pm
Dozens of wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.

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Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:51pm
Administrators at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are pressed for changes over how a campus panel handled a freshman’s complaint.
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Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:34pm
Mr. Gentry’s books ranged from the Manson murders to J. Edgar Hoover to the madams of San Francisco.

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Soldier Who Held His Post Is Awarded Medal of Honor

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:23pm
Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant, earned the medal for conspicuous gallantry after more than 200 insurgents tried to overrun his base, which was defended by just nine Americans, in 2008.

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Texas Governor Bolsters Border, and His Profile

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:59pm
Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, seizing on a get-tough immigration message.

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