The New York Times

Chicago and 2 California Counties Sue Over Marketing of Painkillers

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:50am
Lawsuits by the City of Chicago and Orange and Santa Clara Counties in California contend that drug makers urged doctors to overprescribe painkillers, fueling an increase in abuse, addiction and fatal overdoses.






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Peter Theo Curtis, Abducted in 2012, Is Released by Nusra Front

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:11pm
Peter Theo Curtis was freed after extensive mediation by Qatar, which has negotiated the release of numerous Western hostages.






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Darren Wilson Was Low-Profile Officer With Unsettled Early Days

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:45pm
The intense focus on Officer Wilson’s actions — old and new — marked a jarring change for a man who, over most of his 28 years, had left a muted, barely noticeable trail behind.






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This Land: Ronald Johnson’s Steady Voice Makes Itself Heard Above the Shouting

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:30pm
Summoned from relative obscurity, Capt. Ronald S. Johnson has been equal parts police official, preacher, mediator and neighbor in the aftermath of the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.






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News Analysis: Central Bankers’ New Gospel: Spur Jobs, Wages and Inflation

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:15pm
The world’s central bankers made clear at an annual policy conference in Wyoming that they were focused on raising employment and wages.
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Suge Knight, Hip-Hop Record Executive, Is Shot at a Nightclub Party

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:57pm
Marion Knight, known as Suge, a founder of the label Death Row Records, was said to be recovering from surgery after he, another man and a woman were shot in West Hollywood, Calif.
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New Hampshire Town Honors James Foley

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:26pm
A Mass was held Sunday afternoon in Rochester, N.H., for James Foley, the journalist who was beheaded last week by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.






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Facing Ire, Mark Driscoll Says He Will Take a Leave

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:03pm
Mr. Driscoll, whose Mars Hill Church has its headquarters in Bellevue, Wash., made the announcement after he returned from a vacation overshadowed by rising objections to his leadership.
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Schools in Ferguson Area Prepare for an Emotional Opening Day

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:23pm
As classes begin after a delay, many teachers say that they must address the shooting death of Michael Brown and the turmoil that has followed.






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Hundreds in Washington Protest Missouri Shooting

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:20pm
The demonstrators demanded the arrest of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown and the demilitarization of police departments.






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Britain Said to Be ‘Close’ to Identifying ISIS Suspect in Journalist’s Beheading

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:19pm
The British ambassador to the United States was responding to reports suggesting that intelligence analysts had narrowed their search to a few suspects in the killing of James W. Foley, who had been held captive by ISIS.






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Methane Is Discovered Seeping From Seafloor Off East Coast, Scientists Say

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:31pm
Scientists said the discovery, off the United States coast where the continental shelf meets the deeper Atlantic Ocean, was unexpected, but had been going on for at least 1,000 years.
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Letter From Washington: Racial Divide in United States Defies Easy Change

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:19pm
The Michael Brown case recalls the expectation that Barack Obama’s election would magically transform an issue that has plagued the United States for years.
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Motherlode Blog: In a Stepfamily, Whose Fairness Wins Out?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:29am
In my new husband’s family, what was “fair” in family life was governed by seniority. I preferred to rely on egalitarian turn taking. “Fair” turns out to be subject to interpretation.
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Police Chief in Small Texas Town Is Killed

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:23pm
The police chief of Elmendorf was shot once in the shoulder and once in the abdomen on Saturday while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant, the authorities said.






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TV Chief Takes 2-by-4 to a Proposed Cable Merger

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 5:45pm
Patrick Gottsch, the chairman of the Rural Media Group, has become one of the most vocal critics of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable.






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John F. Akers, 79, Dies; Led IBM as PCs Ascended

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:59pm
Mr. Akers became chief executive in 1985, as smaller, less expensive computers started to undercut the company’s lucrative mainframe computer business.






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On Staten Island, Thousands Protest Police Tactics

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:44pm
A demonstration on Saturday was, as planned, a peaceful response to the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
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Problems Plague Washington State’s Ferry System

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:36pm
Officials are wondering if recent problems are a sign of how deeply the state has cut into a transportation system that is a major economic driver and lifeline for many communities.






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Dozens Rally for Officer in Ferguson Killing as Funds Are Raised Online

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:26pm
Supporters of Officer Darren Wilson gathered on Saturday in St. Louis as a campaign to raise money for his relocation and legal expenses surpassed $300,000.






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