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  • Opinionator | Menagerie: Sympathy for a Desert Dog

    By JAMES SUZMAN
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The Ju/’hoansi villagers I lived with communed with animals. So why didn’t they grieve for the dog who had befriended me?
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    By ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks.
  • Camden Turns Around With New Police Force

    By KATE ZERNIKE
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Since moving to a county-run police department, Camden, N.J., one of the nation’s poorest and most dangerous cities, has altered its culture to overcome years of mistrust.
  • Sidebar: Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them

    By ADAM LIPTAK
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    The justices are hungry for the data in amicus briefs, but a law professor argues that some of the briefs cite questionable materials.
 
 
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    NYT > World

  • Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors

    By AZAM AHMED
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Kurdish pesh merga collapse left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path, further calling into question fundamental assumptions about Iraq’s security.
  • Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans

    By CHARLIE SAVAGE
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.
  • Sinosphere Blog: German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China

    By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    In an open letter, Su Yutong, a Chinese journalist who was fired from a German public broadcaster last month after a debate over the Tiananmen Square massacre, called on the broadcaster’s director general to speak out for press freedom while in China.
  • Germany to Arm Kurds Battling ISIS

    By ALISON SMALE
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and top ministers decided Sunday to deliver thousands of machine guns, as well as antitank missiles and armored vehicles to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in northern Iraq.
  • U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle

    By TIM ARANGO and AZAM AHMED
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
 
 
 
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    NYT > Health

  • Well: Of Little Help to Older Knees

    By NEW YORK TIMES
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
  • Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
  • Well: Birth Weight and Diabetes

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Well: Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

    By RONI CARYN RABIN
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
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    NYT > Research

  • Well: Of Little Help to Older Knees

    By NEW YORK TIMES
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
  • Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
  • Well: Birth Weight and Diabetes

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Well: Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

    By RONI CARYN RABIN
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
 
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    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition

  • Well: Of Little Help to Older Knees

    By NEW YORK TIMES
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
  • Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
  • Well: Birth Weight and Diabetes

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Well: Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

    By RONI CARYN RABIN
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
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    NYT > Money & Policy

  • Well: Of Little Help to Older Knees

    By NEW YORK TIMES
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
  • Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
  • Well: Birth Weight and Diabetes

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Well: Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

    By RONI CARYN RABIN
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    NYT > Long Island

  • Pregnant Woman Is Killed in Shooting on Long Island

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Milagro G. Canjura, 31, was discovered by Suffolk County police officers inside a parked car near her home in Bay Shore. No suspects have been identified.
  • A Refuge of Natural Light

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Hamptons light has become something of a legend among artists.
  • Events on Long Island for Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2014

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A guide to cultural and recreational events on Long Island.
  • Never Rich Enough

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Helicopter traffic at the East Hampton airport this summer has increased by close to 40 percent over last and with it has come a comparable rise in tension between the very affluent and the exceptionally rich.
  • A New Spot on the North Fork

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tom Schaudel, a veteran Long Island restaurateur, has opened Petulant Wino, whose name he jokingly said was autobiographical, in Aquebogue.
 
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    NYT > Politics

  • Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans

    By CHARLIE SAVAGE
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.
  • 2 Alaskans Weigh Uniting in Race Against Governor

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The two challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell are discussing merging their campaigns, with neither seen as being able to win a three-way race with the incumbent.
  • U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle

    By TIM ARANGO and AZAM AHMED
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Obama Calls for Minimum Wage Rise and Equal Pay as Elections Approach

    By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    With the midterm elections in sight, President Obama went to Milwaukee to try to refocus attention on an economic policy issue that could help his party.
  • NATO Weighs Response Force for East Flank

    By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and STEVEN ERLANGER
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe.
 
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    NYT > Middle East

  • Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors

    By AZAM AHMED
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Kurdish pesh merga collapse left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path, further calling into question fundamental assumptions about Iraq’s security.
  • Trying to Rebuild a Kurdish Defense Force

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    When ISIS militants rolled into Kurdistan in August, the collapse of the pesh merga left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path.
  • U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle

    By TIM ARANGO and AZAM AHMED
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • U.N. to Send Team to Iraq For Inquiry On ISIS Acts

    By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and SOMINI SENGUPTA
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The council adopted a resolution without a vote, calling for a team to be sent to Iraq to look into killings and other atrocities.
  • Op-Ed Contributors: To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria

    By JULIEN BARNES-DACEY and DANIEL LEVY
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    To win this war, the West must promote power sharing in Damascus. Even Iran and Saudi Arabia seem willing to help.
 
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    NYT > College Football

  • On College Football: A Donor’s Passion Animates the Gamecocks’ Success

    By MARC TRACY
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Joe Rice, a South Carolina alumnus who has donated about $5 million to the university’s athletic program, and other boosters could become more essential as a result of the O’Bannon ruling and increased major-conference autonomy.
  • Ross Helps No. 25 Washington Edge Hawaii 17-16

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch and No. 25 Washington held off Hawaii 17-16 on Saturday night despite a weak second half in coach Chris Petersen's Huskies debut.
  • Mariota Has 4 TDs and Oregon Beats S. Dakota 62-13

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns then ran for one more before sitting out the second half, leading the third-ranked Oregon Ducks to a 62-13 victory over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
  • Hilliard Leads LSU to Comeback Win Over Badgers

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night.
  • Winston, FSU Hold Off Oklahoma St 37-31 in Opener

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided.
 
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    NYT > Golf

  • Kirk Rallies to Win the Deutsche Bank

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.
  • American Kirk Wins Deutsche Bank Title

    By REUTERS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    American Chris Kirk broke clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard with two late birdies to clinch his third PGA Tour victory by two shots at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
  • Gallacher Gives McGinley a Major Selection Headache

    By REUTERS
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley faces a tricky wildcard selection dilemma following Stephen Gallacher's brilliant final round in the Italian Open on Sunday.
  • McGinley Prepares to Announce Ryder Cup Wild Cards

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    When three of Europe's biggest names failed to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup team, the equation appeared simple for captain Paul McGinley as he prepared to select his three wild cards.
  • Sports Briefing | Golf: Hennie Otto Wins Italian Open

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots in Turin.
 
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    NYT > Baseball

  • Dunn Homers in 1st At-Bat as A's Top Mariners

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began.
  • Price, Cabrera Lead Tigers to 12-1 Rout of Indians

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.
  • Marlins 9, Mets 6: Six Errors Cost Mets in Loss to Marlins

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Marlins took advantage of two throwing errors and a wild pitch in the eighth inning by reliever Jeurys Familia to earn a 9-6 victory in Miami.
  • Spangenberg Delivers in MLB Debut for Padres

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Cory Spangenberg had a two-run single for his first big league hit and Tyson Ross pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.
  • Phillies' Hamels, Bullpen Combine for No-Hitter

    By REUTERS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta on Monday.
 
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    NYT > Susan Dominus

  • Eugenie Bouchard Could Be Tennis’s Next Big Shot

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After years grinding on the junior circuit, the 20-year-old is poised to be one of the sport’s next big stars. Now she just needs that breakthrough win.
  • Reflections on Witnessing Heroin Use Up Close

    20 May 2014 | 10:54 am
    Why did so many readers wonder about that particular scene in my article, and what does it say about the stigma surrounding the injection of heroin?
  • Addict. Informant. Mother.

    10 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Caught between the dealers and the cops in Hazleton, Pa., is a woman with a bad habit.
  • Analyze That

    12 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this novel, an affluent Manhattan therapist who writes a book about women who make bad choices is bitten by her own.
  • The Sexual Healer

    25 Jan 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Esther Perel has become a go-to speaker on sexuality and relationships in the world of couples therapy as well as in the luxury self-actualization set.
 
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    NYT > Paul Krugman

  • The Medicare Miracle

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After all the talk about how providing health care to the uninsured would be unaffordable and unsustainable, it turns out that it isn’t hard at all.
  • The Fall of France

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Has President François Hollande doomed the European project as the disastrous consequences of austerity policies grow more obvious with each passing month?
  • Wrong Way Nation

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Sunbelt may be growing in population, but it’s not because of pro-business and pro-wealthy policies and higher wages.
  • Hawks Crying Wolf

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What is it about crying “Inflation!” that makes it so appealing that people keep doing it despite having been wrong again and again?
  • Why We Fight Wars

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Conquest doesn’t pay, but political leaders don’t seem to care.
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    NYT > Thomas L. Friedman

  • Order vs. Disorder, Part 3

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The inequality of freedom is causing instability and chaos as it expands around the world.
  • Will the Ends, Will the Means

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Some important questions have gone unanswered in the Syria blame game.
  • Obama on the World

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In a wide-ranging interview, the president explains American policy on Iraq, Putin and the Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Dear Guests

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Some new and significant things were revealed in the Gaza war.
  • How This War Ends

    2 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Any resolution won’t be cheap politically for either Hamas or Israel.
 
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    NYT > David Carr

  • Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Twitch has built a platform that hosts live events akin to the N.F.L., the United States Open or the X Games — and it has the audience to show for it.
  • Notes on a Scandal

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    David Carr reviews “Hack Attack,” in which Nick Davies traces his campaign to uncover the full extent of the British phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World.
  • Its Edge Intact, Vice Is Chasing Hard News

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Recent events suggest that Vice is deadly serious about doing real news that people, even young people, will actually watch.
  • View of #Ferguson Thrust Michael Brown Shooting to National Attention

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In a situation hostile to traditional reporting, the crowdsourced, phone-enabled network of information that Twitter provides has proved invaluable.
  • Print Is Down, and Now Out

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    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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    NYT > Joe Nocera

  • Imagining Successful Schools

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the grand old men of education policy says test-based accountability has got to go.
  • Lessons Not Learned

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The S.&L. crisis could have helped us avoid the financial crisis.
  • The Man Who Blew the Whistle

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When the S.E.C. announced it was awarding $400,000 to a whistle-blower, it didn’t name the recipient per the Dodd-Frank law. His name is Bill Lloyd, and this is his story.
  • From Sneakers to O’Bannon

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How a sports marketer came to take on the N.C.A.A.
  • This Is Reform?

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The real reformer is Judge Claudia Wilken, not the college sports establishment.
 
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    NYT > Columnists

  • Obama’s Messy Words

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There’s inadequate urgency or reassurance in the president’s language, as Americans gaze with horror at events abroad.
  • The Medicare Miracle

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After all the talk about how providing health care to the uninsured would be unaffordable and unsustainable, it turns out that it isn’t hard at all.
  • Obama and the Warmongers

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The president’s deliberative approach to the ISIS threat may be drowned out by the chants for blood.
  • Between Godliness and Godlessness

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Religiously unaffiliated Americans are owed a larger, better vocabulary for their spirituality.
  • Diplomat and Warrior

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We need Richard Holbrooke’s skill and resolve today.
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    NYT > Charles M. Blow

  • Obama and the Warmongers

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The president’s deliberative approach to the ISIS threat may be drowned out by the chants for blood.
  • Bill O’Reilly and White Privilege

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We can’t expect equality of outcome while at the same time acknowledging inequality of environments.
  • A Funeral in Ferguson

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Nobody should know what it feels like to bury a child as the whole world watches. But that is what Michael Brown’s parents must do.
  • Constructing a Conversation on Race

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A true racial dialogue is not one-directional — from minorities to majorities — but multidirectional.
  • Frustration in Ferguson

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Beneath the protests over the killing of Michael Brown are deep layers of injustice.
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    NYT > David Brooks

  • The Mental Virtues

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How do you build character in front of your keyboard at work?
  • The Bacall Standard

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With her steel spine, gutsy flirtation, and unmistakable presence, Lauren Bacall created a new film noir feminine ideal.
  • Clinton, Obama and Iraq

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hillary Clinton’s muscular approach to foreign policy offers a wise contrast to President Obama’s excess of caution.
  • Introspective or Narcissistic?

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The answer to that question might be found in whether you keep a journal.
  • The Battle of the Regimes

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With support, a new style of emerging market hero can lead African nations to a democratic rather than autocratic future.
 
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    NYT > Gail Collins

  • Gift Horses Gone Wild

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Who’s been following the trial of Bob McDonnell in Virginia and knows what FLOVA means?
  • Tell It to the Camera

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Let’s hear it for the long-shot candidates this year. Like the high school math teacher running for the U.S. Senate in Montana.
  • Northern Exposure

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In Alaska’s Senate primaries, the candidates are answering some extremely important questions. Guess who ate salmon this week?
  • What’s Next With Hillary?

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Clinton and Obama are together again. She said something. He forgave her. You would think they were professional politicians!
  • It’s a Can’t-Lose Year

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Seriously, people. It’s only a bad year if you’re Santa Claus.
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    NYT > Maureen Dowd

  • High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After playing everyone from Mozart to Tony Blair, the actor Michael Sheen puts the Master of Sex on top.
  • He Has a Dream

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    President Obama, who once boldly and candidly addressed race, has outsourced the issue to the Rev. Al Sharpton.
  • The Golf Address

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From the great battlefield of Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard, a few words of national import.
  • Alone Again, Naturally

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The rock-star candidate who got elected on his electrifying promise has become a bored bird in a gilded cage.
  • Where’s the Justice at Justice?

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Why do the president and the attorney general praise the First Amendment while they push to imprison truth?
 
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    NYT > Nicholas Kristof

  • When Whites Just Don’t Get It

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    White America should wipe away any self-satisfaction about racial progress. Many challenges remain to achieving equality.
  • Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., have America talking about race. The conversation should include our unconscious attitudes that result in discriminatory policies and behavior.
  • Why the Humanities Still Matter

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sampling the outpouring of responses to Nicholas Kristof’s column, “Don’t Dismiss the Humanities.”
  • Sister Acts

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Instead of investigating and mocking nuns, we’d be better off if we spent more time emulating them.
  • Don’t Dismiss the Humanities

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The humanities aren’t obscure, arcane or irrelevant. They awaken our souls, influence how we think about inequality, and help us adapt to a changing world.
 
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    NYT > Baseball

  • Dunn Homers in 1st At-Bat as A's Top Mariners

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began.
  • Price, Cabrera Lead Tigers to 12-1 Rout of Indians

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.
  • Marlins 9, Mets 6: Six Errors Cost Mets in Loss to Marlins

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Marlins took advantage of two throwing errors and a wild pitch in the eighth inning by reliever Jeurys Familia to earn a 9-6 victory in Miami.
  • Spangenberg Delivers in MLB Debut for Padres

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Cory Spangenberg had a two-run single for his first big league hit and Tyson Ross pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.
  • Phillies' Hamels, Bullpen Combine for No-Hitter

    By REUTERS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta on Monday.
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    Mark Bittman

  • Pre-Labor Day Food News

    By MARK BITTMAN
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Some good reads for the holiday weekend.
  • The SWEET Act

    By MARK BITTMAN
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The text of the bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages proposed by Rep. Rosa DeLauro.
  • A Not-So-Subtle Meditation on Sugar

    By KRISTIN WARTMAN
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Kara Walker's giant sculpture evokes the health risks of consuming sugar and the ethical problems surrounding its production.
  • A Congressional Plea for Meatless Mondays

    By MARK BITTMAN
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:30 am
    Rep. Tony Cárdenas of California has urged the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus to observe Meatless Mondays.
  • What We’re Reading Now

    By MARK BITTMAN
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Food news from Kentucky to Asia.
 
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    The Caucus

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, "we don't have a strategy yet," for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama's comments on the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 24

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    James Foley's execution at the hands of Islamic militants set off a firestorm in the United States. The American response to I.S.I.S. will dominate the Sunday conversations.
  • 10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

    By JOHN HARWOOD
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The Times's John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 16

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri will make the rounds on the Sunday network shows to discuss the unrest in Ferguson after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 10

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This week, President Obama authorized targeted airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a militant group that has taken over large parts of northern Iraq, drawing the United States back into the conflict in Iraq.
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    City Room

  • Calling Time Out on the Bus

    By HELEN BROADY
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Metropolitan Diary: The driver and passengers on a crosstown bus cooperated to help back up a woman's threat to her misbehaving son.
  • Big Ticket | A Glimpse of the Park for $17.8 Million

    By ROBIN FINN
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    A three-bedroom sponsor unit in the Marquand, a century-old apartment building, is the sale of the week.
  • Blocked In for Prayer

    By RANDALL LANDAU
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Metropolitan Diary: When a driver went to find the cabby who had blocked his car, a potentially unpleasant experience turned into an enlightening one.
  • New York Today: Pick Up a Paddle

    By KENNETH ROSEN and ANDY NEWMAN
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: last chances to kayak, glorious weather gradually deteriorating, and Joan Rivers is hospitalized.
  • New York City’s Week in Pictures: Aug. 29

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    A slide show from the past week in New York City and the region includes a Staten Island march that drew thousands and Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations.
 
 
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    Motherlode

  • 13, and Surviving in the Woods on Squirrel Pizza

    By JILL MARGARET SHULMAN
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    The 20-something mastermind behind my son's outdoor survival program presented parents with no medical forms or really any assurances for our children’s safety. Yet my son has never been hurt any worse than he has playing with friends in our finished basement, and it has transformed him.
  • Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
  • Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

    By RON LIEBER
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it's all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.
  • American Kids, Learning to Aim and Fire

    By KJ DELL'ANTONIA
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    I've talked to my children long and hard about guns and gun safety. I've made them practice what to say and do. And this summer, three of the four of them learned to shoot.
  • How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It

    By NICOLE ZEITZER JOHNSON, AS TOLD TO KJ DELL'ANTONIA
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.
 
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    The New Old Age

  • Dizzying Times

    By JANE GROSS
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?
  • How to Complain to Medicare

    By PAULA SPAN
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.
  • Her Own Kind of Absence

    By CELIA WATSON SEUPEL
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    What I'd thought was depression was really was something else.
  • Four-Star Disappointments

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Medicare's rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.
  • Part D Gains May Be Eroding

    By PAULA SPAN
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.
 
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    NYT > College Football

  • On College Football: A Donor’s Passion Animates the Gamecocks’ Success

    By MARC TRACY
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Joe Rice, a South Carolina alumnus who has donated about $5 million to the university’s athletic program, and other boosters could become more essential as a result of the O’Bannon ruling and increased major-conference autonomy.
  • Ross Helps No. 25 Washington Edge Hawaii 17-16

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch and No. 25 Washington held off Hawaii 17-16 on Saturday night despite a weak second half in coach Chris Petersen's Huskies debut.
  • Mariota Has 4 TDs and Oregon Beats S. Dakota 62-13

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns then ran for one more before sitting out the second half, leading the third-ranked Oregon Ducks to a 62-13 victory over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
  • Hilliard Leads LSU to Comeback Win Over Badgers

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night.
  • Winston, FSU Hold Off Oklahoma St 37-31 in Opener

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided.
 
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    Well

  • Of Little Help to Older Knees

    By NEW YORK TIMES
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
  • A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
  • Birth Weight and Diabetes

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.
  • Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

    By RONI CARYN RABIN
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
  • Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
 
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    Wordplay

  • Ants on a Triangle

    By GARY ANTONICK
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    From Google's Peter Norvig: a puzzle about colliding ants.
  • School Daze

    By DEB AMLEN
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We're preparing to transition to fall in the September 2014 Times Premier Puzzle Pack.
  • Breaks

    By DEB AMLEN
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Allan E. Parrish turns a certain word over in his head.
  • Heard at the Movies

    By DEB AMLEN
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Joel Fagliano shows us that it's all in how you pronouncify things.
  • Variety: Camouflage

    By DEB AMLEN
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Can you find the proper names or titles that Will Shortz has hidden from us?
 
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    Opinionator

  • Why New York City Opposed Abe Lincoln

    By BILL MORGAN
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    In the 1864 election, Gotham delivered nearly twice as many votes to the president's opponent, George B. McClellan.
  • Sympathy for a Desert Dog

    By JAMES SUZMAN
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Ju/’hoansi villagers I lived with communed with animals. So why didn't they grieve for the dog who had befriended me?
  • Losing Our Touch

    By RICHARD KEARNEY
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    As sex and social life go virtual, our ability to know the world, and each other, through touch is at risk.
  • What Doctors Can’t Do

    By TINA ROSENBERG
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Community health workers can support, guide and encourage patients to manage their health over the long term.
  • A Scandal at the C.I.A. Maybe.

    By DAVID SHAFER
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    People drop dead in hallways all the time. But suspicion makes for a much better story.
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    Freakonomics

  • Is Microsoft Word Biased Against Microeconomists?

    Stephen J. Dubner
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Considering its own company name, you wouldn’t think so. But here’s what I ran into during a recent spell-check:
  • Who Runs the Internet? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

    Freakonomics
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    (Photo: James Cridland) This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode called “Who Runs the Internet?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript; it includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) Does virtual mayhem — from online ranting to videogame violence — help reduce mayhem in the real world? Though Steve Levitt says there is no solid data on this, in the episode he and Stephen Dubner hypothesize: LEVITT: Maybe the biggest effect of all of having…
  • Parking Is Hell: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

    Freakonomics
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    (Photo: @gueamu) This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode  “Parking Is Hell.” (You can subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript; it includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) The episode begins with Stephen Dubner talking to parking guru Donald Shoup, a professor of urban planning at UCLA and author of the landmark book The High Cost of Free Parking. In a famous Times op-ed, Shoup argued that as much as one-third of urban congestion is caused by people cruising for curb…
  • Parking is Hell: Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Parking is Hell [MUSIC: Artist Name; “Song Title” (from Album Title)] [MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound; “Don’t Touch My Popcorn” (from Let’s Cool One Donald SHOUP: I think, you know, 50 years from now, when people look back on New York, and of course other cities, that they’ll say, ‘What did these people think they were doing?’ Stephen J. DUBNER: That’s Donald Shoup. He is a college professor, at UCLA, who is obsessed—well it’s not really fair to call him obsessed—who is…Yeah, actually he is obsessed.
  • What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

    Freakonomics
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode called “What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript; it includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) (Photo: Kevin Dooley) The episode is about spite. As in “cutting off your nose to spite your face” spite. Lisi Oliver, a linguist at Louisiana State University, tells us about the probable origin of this phrase. You’ll also hear Bo Jackson talk about a costly…
 
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