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Giants’ Ace Is the Product of Rural North Carolina and a Proud Father

nytimes.com — HUDSON, N.C. - Just before midnight Wednesday, I walked up a darkened driveway to a brick home along a rural lane. A linebacker-size man with a shaved pate swung opened the door, peered at me and loosed a soft, celebratory howl. "Wooooooooooo." The man, Kevin Bumgarner, trundled backed into his living room, waving at me to follow.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @NYTSports: "OMG. You're so much more than awesome." The text message Bumgarner's dad sent him in the 8th inning last night: nyti.ms/1tlNUja

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NYTSports: "OMG. You're so much more than awesome." The text message Bumgarner's dad sent him in the 8th inning last night: nyti.ms/1tlNUja

Oct 30, 2014

"Here’s the secret to living in a log house: You got to love the color brown." (the pitcher's dad to @powellnyt nytimes.com/2014/10/31/spo…)

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Richard Berman Energy Industry Talk Secretly Taped

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - If the oil and gas industry wants to prevent its opponents from slowing its efforts to drill in more places, it must be prepared to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, a veteran Washington political consultant told a room full of industry executives in a speech that was secretly recorded.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TimElliottSMH: Consultant advises US oil industry to "exploit greed, fear & anger" in battle against environmentalists http://t.co/aZYi…

Oct 30, 2014

Dad says, first you gotta cut that hair. Son says, Jesus had long hair. That's right son, Jesus walked everywhere. nyti.ms/1p7LExm

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jonathanweisman: “you can either win ugly or lose pretty" Lobbyist tells energy execs to dig personal dirt on enviros, @EricLiptonNYT mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/us/…

Oct 30, 2014

“Think of this as an endless war,” he told oil & gas execs in secret recording. “And you have to budget for it.” nytimes.com/2014/10/31/us/…

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Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

nytimes.com — The musician and author of the new picture book "Outlaw Pete" likes reading about cosmology: "I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing." What books are currently on your night stand? I just finished "Moby-Dick," which scared me off for a long time due to the hype of its difficulty.
Oct 30, 2014

“The summer always makes me want to pick up Leaves of Grass for a while and sit on the front porch.” YOU & ME, BRUCE nytimes.com/2014/11/02/boo…

Oct 30, 2014

Bruce Springsteen: By the Book -> Philip Roth, Keith Richards & Tolstoy for dinner w/ Bob Dylan? Oh-kaaay. nyti.ms/1p6nB21

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