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U.S. Says 5 Arab Countries Took Part in Its Airstrikes Inside Syria

nytimes.com — LONDON - Offering critical new detail about its first airstrikes against Sunni militant targets in Syria, the United States military said Tuesday that five Arab nations - Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates - "participated in or supported" the attack.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @jodyavirgan: Wait, what -- there was a little side operation to thwart an imminent Al Qaeda attack too? nytimes.com/2014/09/24/wor… pic.twitter.com/fgNTN3vgeA

Sep 23, 2014

RT @BernardKeane: Bit more detail on which Arab allies did what in the Syrian airstrikes - though it's still unclear nyti.ms/1x6oObK

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China Court Sentences Uighur Scholar to Life in Separatism Case

nytimes.com — ALTAY, China - A professor who has become the most visible symbol of peaceful resistance to Chinese policies by ethnic Uighurs was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of separatism by court officials here in the western region of Xinjiang, which Uighurs consider their homeland.
Sep 23, 2014

China Court Sentences Uighur Scholar to Life nyti.ms/1Dv8W4f Confiscates all assets too, leaving wife, 2 young children penniless

Sep 23, 2014

China Court Sentences Uighur Scholar to Life in Separatism Case nyti.ms/1Dv8W4f

Sep 23, 2014

China gives life imprisonment sentence to prof who is most visible symbol of peaceful resistance by ethnic Uighurs nyti.ms/1Dv8W4f

Sep 23, 2014

Is there an actual law in China against speaking to reporters? Or was this just insinuation in the courtroom? nytimes.com/2014/09/24/wor…

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North Carolina, in Political Flux, Battles for Its Identity

nytimes.com — SILER CITY, N.C. - In Raleigh, conservative Republicans may be running North Carolina like they own it, but go almost anyplace in the state, even to this former textile town that looks like a movie-set re-creation of an older, more traditional South, and the political picture quickly blurs.
Sep 23, 2014

Love NC. "Mr. Kernodle...has heard a rumor that some of (the liberals) tend their gardens in the nude." nytimes.com/2014/09/23/us/…

Sep 23, 2014

NYTimes: North Carolina, in Political Flux, Battles for Its Identity nyti.ms/1oeYCUc

Sep 23, 2014

A battle for the soul of North Carolina: In Political Flux, NC Battles for Its Identity nyti.ms/XZuaqi

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Israel Says It Shot Down Syrian Aircraft

nytimes.com — JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said Tuesday morning that it had shot down a Syrian aircraft that "infiltrated into Israeli airspace," and that a Patriot air-defense missile had been used to intercept "the aircraft in mid-flight." "The circumstances of the incident are being reviewed," the military said in a statement.
Sep 23, 2014

While we slept, It looks like the U.S. and Israel thwarted potential terrorist threats. nyti.ms/Y0O7wL

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TO OPEN COPPER BOX IN 2015

Sep 23, 2014

RT @carlycarioli: Ancient NYT staffers hid box in Massachusetts? MT @masumaahuja: WOAH. From January 28 1917 nyti.ms/1uzefcw pic.twitter.com/CcQaW2qb5I

Sep 23, 2014

RT @billwasik: OMG this is a job perk I never imagined RT @masumaahuja: WOAH. From NYT, January 28, 1917. nyti.ms/1uzefcw pic.twitter.com/tkpMA6sGTy

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Fresh Graves Point to Undercount of Ebola Toll

nytimes.com — FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The gravedigger hacked at the cemetery's dense undergrowth, clearing space for the day's Ebola victims. A burial team, in protective suits torn with gaping holes, arrived with fresh bodies. The backs of the battered secondhand vans carrying the dead were closed with twisted, rusting wire.
Sep 23, 2014

Liberia claims that only 10 people have died of Ebola in the capital – but 110 fresh graves tell a different story nyti.ms/1uVfgOg

Sep 23, 2014

RT @nycjim: Sierra Leone reports 10 #Ebola deaths in Freetown. Fresh graves at cemetery point to many, many more. nyti.ms/1sjz3Iu

Sep 23, 2014

Sierra Leone reports 10 #Ebola deaths in Freetown. Fresh graves at cemetery point to many, many more. nyti.ms/1sjz3Iu

Sep 23, 2014

RT @dickinsonbeth: in Sierra Leone civil war journalists went to hospitals to document rebel atrocities. for ebola they go to graveyards nytimes.com/2014/09/23/wor…

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On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest?

nytimes.com — Alaskans, stay in Alaska. People in the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, sit tight. Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change say that they see few safe havens from the storms, floods and droughts that are sure to intensify over the coming decades.
Sep 23, 2014

“Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century.” nytimes.com/2014/09/23/sci…

Sep 23, 2014

If climate change continues, east coast could become uninhabitable -- and Alaska may be the safest place in the U.S. ow.ly/BOCn3

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Corrections: September 23, 2014

nytimes.com — An article on Sept. 11 about President Obama's speech to the nation describing his plans for a military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies' support for his plans and President George W.

A Mother in Jail for Helping Her Daughter Have an Abortion

nytimes.com — On Sept. 12th, Jennifer Whalen, a 39-year-old mother of three in the rural town of Washingtonville, Pa., went to jail to begin serving a 9-to-18-month sentence. Whalen's crime was, in effect, ordering pills online that her older daughter took in the first several weeks of an unplanned pregnancy, when she was 16, to induce a miscarriage.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @cooljustice: A Mother in Jail for Helping Her Daughter Have an Abortion nyti.ms/1ue1dET

Sep 23, 2014

RT @emilybazelon: A mother in PA is in jail for helping her daughter have an abortion. Seriously. @irin @rtraister @JudithShulevitz nytimes.com/2014/09/22/mag…

Sep 23, 2014

Just outrageous RT @emilybazelon A mother in PA in jail for helping her daughter have an abortion. nyti.ms/1rhCPOV

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Snap Out of It - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — I've been living in and visiting New York for almost a half-century now. One thought occurs as I walk around these days: The city has never been better.
Sep 23, 2014

Rich folks: "Live lifestyle that is more integrated into middle-class America than the one you can actually afford." nytimes.com/2014/09/23/opi…

Sep 23, 2014

How do we fix our democracy? Well, first, rich people should be less tacky. David Brooks: mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/opi…

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Why Senate Control Matters

nytimes.com — The Democrats need to find a way to succeed in two red states this year. If they can do that - preventing Republican victories in some combination of Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana or North Carolina - Democrats can pull off a modest upset and keep control of the Senate this year.
Sep 23, 2014

Politics, circa 2014: "By now, we all should have learned that 'grand bargain' is a synonym for 'pipe dream.'" nyti.ms/1ufFBI7

Sep 23, 2014

The climate. The courts. And Washington in 2017. The fight for Senate control will affect all three: nyti.ms/1uhoshr

Sep 23, 2014

Forget about fantasies of big bipartisan legislation. Here's why Senate control actually matters: nyti.ms/1rjW6Au

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Luxury Shoe Brand Jimmy Choo to List Shares in London

dealbook.nytimes.com — LONDON - The luxury shoe company Jimmy Choo said on Tuesday that it planned to pursue an initial public offering of its shares later this year in London. The British shoe brand is expected to sell at least 25 percent of the capital of its new holding company, Jimmy Choo Limited, in an offering that could value the company at about 700 million pounds, or about $1.1 billion.
Sep 23, 2014

.@dealbook or @NYTStyles? "The age of the 'it' bag is over, and the era of the shoe is well underway" nyti.ms/1sks9mp

Sep 23, 2014

RT @mhess4: Jimmy Choo to become a publicly traded company (and would be the 1st standalone luxury footwear brand to do so) mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook…

Sep 23, 2014

Jimmy Choo to become a publicly traded company (and would be the 1st standalone luxury footwear brand to do so) mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook…

Sep 23, 2014

RT @nytimesbusiness: DealBook: Luxury Shoe Brand Jimmy Choo to List Shares in London nyti.ms/1mHhikn

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Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in 4 Months, C.D.C. Estimates

nytimes.com — Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling. In the worst-case scenario, Liberia and Sierra Leone could have 21,000 cases of Ebola by Sept.
Sep 23, 2014

Wow. @nytimes Breaking News: C.D.C.’s Worst-Case Ebola Scenario: 1.4 Million Cases in 4 Months nyti.ms/1uhyxuw

Sep 23, 2014

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: C.D.C.’s Worst-Case Ebola Scenario: 1.4 Million Cases in 4 Months nyti.ms/1uhyxuw

Sep 23, 2014

Uh… RT @nytimes: Breaking News: C.D.C.’s Worst-Case Ebola Scenario: 1.4 Million Cases in 4 Months nyti.ms/1uhyxuw

Sep 23, 2014

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: C.D.C.’s Worst-Case Ebola Scenario: 1.4 Million Cases in 4 Months nyti.ms/1uhyxuw

Sep 23, 2014

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in 4 Months, C.D.C. Estimates nyti.ms/1slwwO0

Obama Faces the World After Bombs Fall in Syria

nytimes.com — Good Tuesday morning and welcome to First Draft's second day. It is a busy one. President Obama heads to New York on Tuesday morning to address world leaders just hours after opening a new front in the war against Islamic extremists with an aerial barrage in Syria.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @hillhulse: Day 2 of First Draft. @peterbakernyt sets stage: Obama Faces the World After Bombs Fall in Syria nyti.ms/1rkYXco via @NYTPolitics”

Sep 23, 2014

RT @hillhulse: Day 2 of First Draft. @peterbakernyt sets stage: Obama Faces the World After Bombs Fall in Syria nyti.ms/1rkYXco via @NYTPolitics”

Sep 23, 2014

Day 2 of First Draft. @peterbakernyt sets stage: Obama Faces the World After Bombs Fall in Syria nyti.ms/1rkYXco via @NYTPolitics”

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2014 September 23 - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — The president stayed out of sight on Monday night even as the Pentagon confirmed the first strikes inside Syria against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. He had told the nation in a speech Sept. 10 that he had authorized such strikes, but he left it to military commanders to decide when and where to open the air campaign.
Sep 23, 2014

“I like to call the pink one ‘the tie of shame.’" I behold DC's ugliest ties in First Draft. (Not the ISIS item.) nytimes.com/politics/first…

Sep 23, 2014

Where do you get @peterbakernyt on ISIS and @jasondhorowitz on the ugliest ties in DC all in one place? First Draft! nytimes.com/politics/first…

Sep 23, 2014

Lotta excellence @nytpolitics today. Go read @jasondhorowitz on DC's tie of shame: nytimes.com/politics/first…. And sign up for morning briefing.

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