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2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

nytimes.com — LUMBERTON, N.C. - Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent and released Tuesday by a Robeson County court.
Sep 02, 2014

Three decades on death row later, man convicted of North Carolina murder was freed today (thanks, DNA testing): nyti.ms/1tY9aw9

Sep 02, 2014

Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/…

Sep 02, 2014

Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based... fb.me/6U42jv58v

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Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests nyti.ms/1tY9aw9

Sep 02, 2014

RT @eckholm: Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests nyti.ms/1tY9aw9

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Reckoning Starts in Britain on Abuse of Girls

nytimes.com — ROTHERHAM, England - It started on the bumper cars in the children's arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school. Over time, older men were introduced to the girls, while the boys faded away.
Sep 02, 2014

Absolutely horrifying article on 16 yrs of child sex abuse and "institutional sexism" that took place in #Rotherham. nyti.ms/1noQ4JU

Sep 02, 2014

Most disturbing story I've read in awhile: Life in an English Town Where Rape & the Abuse of Young Girls Flourished nyti.ms/1noQ4JU

Sep 02, 2014

Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished nyti.ms/1noQ4JU

Sep 02, 2014

Disgusting RT @MegBiallas Unacceptable --> Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished nyti.ms/1noQ4JU

Sep 02, 2014

RT @lpolgreen: 'Police referred to victims as “tarts” and to the girls’ abuse as a “lifestyle choice.”’ Chilling story on sex abuse. nytimes.com/2014/09/02/wor…

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Publisher of The Washington Post Will Resign

nytimes.com — Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post and the fourth generation of the Graham family to lead it, will step down in October, she said Tuesday. She will be replaced by Frederick J. Ryan Jr., the founding chief executive of Politico, the newspaper said.
Sep 02, 2014

Whoa--Katherine Weymouth, last vestige of Graham family, resigns from Washington Post nyti.ms/1plvp8Y #media #newspapers #journalism

Sep 02, 2014

More Bezos. I shudder at that man. "Publisher of The Washington Post Will Resign" nyti.ms/1plvp8Y

Sep 02, 2014

RT @SamSifton: Here's @ravisomaiya on the resignation of Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post: nyti.ms/1plvp8Y.

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Parents Didn’t Realize Gun Instructor Had Been Shot, Police Say

nytimes.com — When the police arrived, the shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi last week was still breathing, lying on the ground and moaning as a colleague tried to stanch the bleeding from a bullet wound to his head, according to a police report released on Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

Family of 9-year old who shot instructor w Uzi wants country to pray for them, not have bigger discussion about guns: nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @adamnagourney: "“We need a helicopter; an ambulance ain’t gonna work." New details on Uzi shooting by 9-year-old in Ariz released. nyti.ms/1qxo8ah

Sep 02, 2014

RT @adamnagourney: "“We need a helicopter; an ambulance ain’t gonna work." New details on Uzi shooting by 9-year-old in Ariz released. nyti.ms/1qxo8ah

Sep 02, 2014

"“We need a helicopter; an ambulance ain’t gonna work." New details on Uzi shooting by 9-year-old in Ariz released. nyti.ms/1qxo8ah

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Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

nytimes.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon grew up in Lincoln, Neb., a three-hour drive from the glimmering major league ballpark that sits here off Interstate 70. Twice a summer, his family would visit for a weekend, splitting time between the stadium and an amusement park.
Sep 02, 2014

To repeat: Perfect. RT @jessemckinley: As @Royals/Alex Gordon/NYT fan, this @TylerKepner piece is my perfect storm. nyti.ms/1tXwgmP

Sep 02, 2014

RT @NYTSports: From KC Royals Hall of Fame curator to 87-year-old scout, here are the people behind this Royals surge: nyti.ms/1qXONuj

Sep 02, 2014

RT @NYTSports: From KC Royals Hall of Fame curator to 87-year-old scout, here are the people behind this Royals surge: nyti.ms/1qXONuj

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Iran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing

nytimes.com — TEHRAN - Some days ago, Mahdi Taghizadeh did something he never thought he would - at least, not in Iran. He took a screen shot and shared the image with his followers on Twitter. "They were all excited," Mr. Taghizadeh, an Internet entrepreneur, said. "Finally."
Sep 02, 2014

Another way of putting this is that the average American’s Internet runs at the same speed as Iran’s nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. nyti.ms/1uhTsv9

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2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder May Be Freed After DNA Tests

nytimes.com — Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, two mentally disabled half-brothers could be released after a hearing taking place on Tuesday at the Robeson County courthouse focused on DNA tests that appear to exonerate them.
Sep 02, 2014

McCollum & Brown, released today bc NC "does not have a case," were picked up on my 6th birthday — Sept. 28, 1983. nyti.ms/W7xdex

Sep 02, 2014

DNA evidence helps exonerate two mentally disabled men in N.C. serving life for rape-murder of a girl 30 years ago nyti.ms/1w3Lmqn

Sep 02, 2014

2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed Today After DNA Tests nyti.ms/1pERV2F

Sep 02, 2014

RT @tcita: Henry McCollum served 30yrs on death row. He was exonerated and released w/ his brother, Leon Brown, today. ow.ly/B0vQK #endthedp

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Waging a Desperate Fight, an Iraqi Town Holds off Militants

nytimes.com — AMERLI, Iraq - The children lined the unkempt boulevard in this northern Iraqi town on Tuesday to welcome some of the men who had saved them from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Convoy after convoy of armed men raced past, blaring victory music from loudspeakers and bristling with weaponry.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @nycscribe: ISIS claims US role in liberating this Iraqi town led them to murder Sotloff. Real story of town's fight in NYT. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

The kicker to this story shows why the kill 'em all camp on ISIS is flawed. So sad mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @nycscribe: ISIS claims US role in liberating this Iraqi town led them to murder Sotloff. Real story of town's fight in NYT. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @nycscribe: ISIS claims US role in liberating this Iraqi town led them to murder Sotloff. Real story of town's fight in NYT. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @nycscribe: ISIS claims US role in liberating this Iraqi town led them to murder Sotloff. Real story of town's fight in NYT. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

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He Said, She Said, and Getting It Right About Voter ID

publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com — Two recent articles on voting disputes would have benefitted greatly from a single clarifying sentence - one that would have cut through the "he said, she said" language that so many readers understandably tell me they dislike. In each case, The Times described the dispute over efforts to require extra identification for voters.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @dangillmor: Again, @nytimes' invaluable @sulliview justly takes journalists to woodshed. More false equivalence & stenography. http://t…

Sep 02, 2014

Good points by @Sulliview When there's significant evidence on a hot topic @nyt should not shy away from stating it nyti.ms/1q8p1Ye

Sep 02, 2014

Again, @nytimes' invaluable @sulliview justly takes journalists to woodshed. More false equivalence & stenography. publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @fstonenyt: .@sulliview points out that there really aren't "two sides" to the question of voter fraud. nyti.ms/1q8p1Ye

Sep 02, 2014

Glad someone at the Times recognized it. RT @froomkin: "He Said, She Said, and Getting It Right About Voter ID" nyti.ms/1q8p1Ye

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New York Set to Accuse Evans Bank of Redlining

dealbook.nytimes.com — Drawn in thick marker along the map of upstate New York, the line snaked down the Niagara River and zigzagged east to outline a swath of Buffalo and its surrounding neighborhoods. But one area of the city - neighborhoods in east Buffalo, where more than 75 percent of the city's African-American population lives - was explicitly excluded, cut off from access to mortgage credit.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @jbsgreenberg: Thought banks didn't discriminate based on race anymore? Think again. mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @moorehn: "Redlining" -- choking off mortgage access to black families -- still exists. NY AG Schneiderman looking into it. dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @danielle_ivory: New York will accuse Evans Bank of denying mortgages to African-Americans, regardless of their credit. dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new… @jbsgreenberg

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Stalking New York: The Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera

nytimes.com — Being hailed as one of the greatest chefs on the planet is nice and all, but when it comes to success in the New York restaurant scene, that and $2.75 will buy you a quick ride on the F train to indifference. You want to show us how to eat?
Sep 02, 2014

RT @pete_wells: Great @JeffGordinier profile of Enrique Olvera with a tantalizing glimpse of "the Lamborghini of tortilla machines" nytimes.com/2014/09/03/din…

Sep 02, 2014

This is courage: Mexican chef Enrique Olvera brings mezcal-cactus clam chowder to NYC via@jeffgordinier nyti.ms/1qxhhNS

Sep 02, 2014

RT @nytdining: The most acclaimed chef in Mexico is opening a restaurant in Manhattan this month. And he'd like to stick around. nyti.ms/1qYnIan

Sep 02, 2014

Great @JeffGordinier profile of Enrique Olvera with a tantalizing glimpse of "the Lamborghini of tortilla machines" nytimes.com/2014/09/03/din…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JeffGordinier: Chef @dannybowien once told me that after eating chef @enriqueolvera's food, he was a changed man. Our profile: nyti.ms/W7kAQL

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Uber Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — LONDON - Uber is in hot water in Europe, again. The American car-sharing service faces fines of up to 250,000 euros, or $330,000, and its German employees face up to six months in jail if the company violates a temporary ban imposed across Germany by a Frankfurt-based court.
Sep 02, 2014

Uber Service Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court nyti.ms/1pkW062

Sep 02, 2014

Uber's low-cost service banned in Germany until upcoming hearing nyti.ms/1nSzYrV #sharingeconomy

Sep 02, 2014

RT @gsterling: Uber banned in Germany until hearing later in year re its legality in the country bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/ube…

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An Unusual Signature Draws Attention to Nu Skin

dealbook.nytimes.com — Former United States presidents don't typically become bankers after their time in office. Nor, for that matter, do they come back from the dead. But Richard M. Nixon, the nation's 37th president, appeared to have done both, at least according to a recent regulatory filing from Nu Skin, a multilevel marketing company that is based in Utah.

ISIS Reported to Behead Second American

nytimes.com — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has beheaded Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American executed by the Islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the Internet, the SITE Intelligence group, a research organization that tracks jihadist web postings, said Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @dianabhenriques: Hearbreak for a brave #reporter's family - and the rest of us: Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. #Journalist nyti.ms/1tXt0aP

Sep 02, 2014

Hearbreak for a brave #reporter's family - and the rest of us: Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. #Journalist nyti.ms/1tXt0aP

Sep 02, 2014

Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. Reporter Steven Sotloff by ISIS nyti.ms/1tXt0aP

Sep 02, 2014

Looks like the ISIS scum have beheaded another American journalist, Steven Sotloff: nyti.ms/1tXt0aP

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Childhood Diet Habits Set in Infancy, Studies Suggest

nytimes.com — Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of nutritional studies published on Tuesday has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @anahadoconnor: What every parent should know about their children and their diets. by @cslnyt nytimes.com/2014/09/02/hea…

Sep 02, 2014

A reminder of the importance of infancy in establishing lifelong behaviors nytimes.com/2014/09/02/hea…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @ChelseaClinton: A new study suggests childhood eating habits begin in infancy: nyti.ms/1q6QxFr

Sep 02, 2014

RT @cslnyt: Want your 6-yr-old to eat vegetables? Offer a variety by 10-12 months. nyti.ms/1q6QxFr @AmerAcadPeds

Sep 02, 2014

RT @UCSFChildrens: Kids who eat fruits & veggies as babies may keep up their healthful habits for years: nyti.ms/1tr5F2I

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