The New York Times

Night of Unrest Over Police Killing of St. Louis Teenager

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:43am
After an evening vigil for Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday, protesters looted stores, vandalized cars and confronted the police.






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Capitalizing on U.S. Bombing, Kurds Retake Iraqi Towns

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:29am
As Kurdish officials said they were making advances against Sunni militants, Iraq's political crisis deepened, with a deadline expiring for the president to choose a nominee for prime minister.






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Demographic Shift: It's Not Too Late for Republicans to Win Latino Votes

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:57am
The party's stance on immigration is a deal-breaker for many Hispanics who would otherwise consider supporting it.






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The Buy-In: Albany Doubling Down as Casino Boom Fades

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:02am
New York State is expected to approve four new gambling resorts this fall, leading to thousands of new jobs and millions in state revenue. Critics say the Northeast has reached a casino saturation point.






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Baghdadi of ISIS Pushes an Islamist Crusade

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:38pm
At every turn, the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been shaped by the United States’ involvement in Iraq — most of the political changes that fueled his fight, or led to his promotion, were born directly from some American action.






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One-Party Rule: Midterms Give Parties Chance for Sweeping Control of States

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:49pm
Republicans, who already control 55 percent of all state legislative seats, aim to pick off about a half-dozen chambers in elections this year and enact policies that can get no traction in Washington.






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A Nascar Star’s Deadly Run-In on a Dirt Track

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:42pm
Tony Stewart, a three-time Nascar champion, ran over Kevin Ward Jr., 20, on Saturday while competing in a dirt-track sprint car event in upstate New York.






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On Horse Racing: With History of Drug Problems, Sport Seeks Intervention

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:20pm
Faced with frequent scandals, horse racing has turned to Congress in an effort to fortify its policies against those who break the rules.
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A Mother Lifts Her Son, Slowly, From Heroin’s Abyss

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:05pm
Most people who overdose on heroin either die or fully recover, but a 17-year-old plunged into a state that was neither dead nor functional.






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Ebola May Pose Little Threat to U.S., but It Looms Large on Twitter

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:54pm
It is the vividness of a perceived threat, rather than the threat’s true potency, that plays the bigger role in the potential to spread through social media, researchers find.
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News Analysis: Judge in N.C.A.A. Case Known as Evenhanded

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:32pm
Judge Claudia Wilken, who issued the landmark ruling in what is known as the O’Bannon case, has a low public profile and a reputation for intelligence, curiosity and evenhandedness.
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In Atlanta, Jury Selection Is Set to Begin in Test Scandal

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:10pm
Twelve former public school employees are accused of conspiring to alter and boost students’ standardized test scores.






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Police Say Mike Brown Was Killed After Struggle for Gun in St. Louis Suburb

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 7:55pm
The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Saturday by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb was met with outrage and skepticism in the largely African-American community.






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In Virginia Trial of McDonnell and Wife, an Imposing Judge Sets the Pace

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 7:25pm
Judge James R. Spencer’s exasperated, acerbic and often late-in-the-day rebukes of jurors, witnesses and lawyers make him a policing force during a criminal corruption trial of former Gov. Robert McDonnell.






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The Media Equation: Media Companies Spin Off Newspapers, to Uncertain Futures

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:57pm
The persistent financial demands of Wall Street have trumped the informational needs of Main Street. Print has become too much of a drag on earnings, so media companies are dividing back up and print is being kicked to the curb.
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Critic’s Notebook: Detroit Jit, a ’70s Street Dance Reborn and Revved Up

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:26pm
The street dance Detroit Jit, like Memphis jookin, features top-speed movement of the feet and evolved in part from hip-hop.
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The Smithsonian Engages in Some Friendly Competition

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 5:58pm
The Smithsonian Summer Showdown has brought out both a competitive and a sassy streak in the normally sober-minded specialists charged with caring for the nation’s heirlooms.
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Nigeria Struggles to Cope With Ebola Outbreak

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 3:01pm
Nigerian health officials announced two deaths from the Ebola outbreak that is sweeping West Africa, including a nurse and the naturalized American from Liberia she had been caring for.






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Kerry, Citing Bumps, Urges Myanmar to Stay on Path to Democracy

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:31pm
Secretary of State John Kerry, on the final day of a trip to Myanmar, pushed for further progress in what many perceive to be slowing political and legal overhauls.






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Motherlode Blog: If My Son Loves Football, Can He Still Love Me?

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:16am
My husband and I consider our family progressive. We’re all for boys in pink playing with dolls. But progressive really means letting your children choose what to love, and my son loves football.






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