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Time Warner Ends Negotiations to Buy Stake in Vice Media

nytimes.com — Time Warner has ended negotiations to buy a major stake in Vice Media, according to a person briefed on the discussions. The two companies started talking in June about the possibility of a joint venture. One scenario included Time Warner's giving Vice control of the cable channel HLN, which would have provided Vice with a 24-hour network that reaches more than 100 million households.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @carr2n: Time Warner Ends Negotiations to Buy Stake in Vice Media -nyti.ms/1pRm6TD @jonathanmahler 'splains

Aug 29, 2014

NYT Media star @JonathanMahler from downtown: Time Warner Ends Negotiations to Buy Stake in Vice Media nyti.ms/1pQRvFx

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In Greenpoint, a Situation Ripe for a Doughnut War

nytimes.com — Once Dominique Ansel secured a trademark for the Cronut this year, some New Yorkers might have thought that the city's doughnut wars, or at least heated conversations about doughnuts, were over. Peace, whether in the form of a hybrid, classic jelly, or red velvet, had finally come. Or so it seemed.
Aug 29, 2014

And you thought the conversation about New York donuts was over. (Photos: Tony Cenicola/NYT) nyti.ms/XYPTz6 pic.twitter.com/zUslt1c6md

Aug 29, 2014

"This reporter started to feel sick after the fourth of six doughnuts sampled." nytimes.com/2014/08/30/nyr…

Aug 29, 2014

This sounds like the best war ever, @nytimes. Crullers and milkshakes are my favorite weapons. nytimes.com/2014/08/30/nyr… pic.twitter.com/utsrRhnKmd

Aug 29, 2014

Hilarious story by @nytmetro summer intern Tatiana Schlossberg: In Greenpoint, a Situation Ripe for a Doughnut War nyti.ms/1n3GYSw

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With Intensive Swim Lessons, a Man Attacks His Fear of Water

nytimes.com — On the morning before he was to report to the pool, Attis Clopton sat in a storefront breakfast spot near his Brooklyn apartment munching a glazed doughnut. He was worrying. It was a glorious day, blue sky and hot. The kind when they say the only sensible place to be is in the water.
Aug 29, 2014

How it feels to learn to finally learn to swim at age 33: “I might become a superhero." nytimes.com/2014/08/30/nyr…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @NYTMetro: How a Brooklyn man tackled a lifelong fear and learned to swim: nyti.ms/1u4BzPj (Photo: @jakenaughton/NYT) pic.twitter.com/egE1nvBAtR

Aug 29, 2014

How Attis Clopton learned to swim. Wonderful yarn from N.R. Kleinfield nyti.ms/1pPPDNl

Aug 29, 2014

LOVE that Attis Clopton, subj of NR Kleinfield's narrative on aquaphobia, responded in comments: "Get out. Be brave." nyti.ms/1pQTOZt

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TimesMachine: LABOR DAY AND IDLE SATURDAY.

timesmachine.nytimes.com — The last Legislature did two very foolish things when it established the first Monday of September as a holiday to be known as
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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - American intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept.
Aug 29, 2014

So US has only identified “nearly a dozen” of the 300+ Americans fighting w/ #IS in #Iraq & #Syria? Hmmm. nytimes.com/2014/08/29/wor…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @alexromano: RT @_esaliba: The Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight have little in common nyti.ms/1tKvWYh

Aug 29, 2014

Perspective on this A1 story: An American is several times more likely to be hit by lightning than join ISIS. nytimes.com/2014/08/29/wor…

Aug 29, 2014

U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS nyti.ms/1pO8gkG

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Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Back in 2005, when President Obama was a mere freshman senator, his wife, Michelle, found herself overwhelmed with the stress of being a full-time working mother, largely alone in her Chicago home, with two daughters who got sick a little too often.
Aug 29, 2014

The great @jestei writes that Sam Kass "blazed a trail of cruciferous vegetables into the first lady’s heart" nyti.ms/1tICh6t

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Obama Said to Weigh Delaying Action on Immigration

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation's immigration system by summer's end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people familiar with White House deliberations.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @peterbakernyt: Obama may delay some or all of his most controversial actions on immigration until after midterm elections. @shearm nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @peterbakernyt: Obama may delay some or all of his most controversial actions on immigration until after midterm elections. @shearm nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/…

Aug 29, 2014

Obama may delay some or all of his most controversial actions on immigration until after midterm elections. @shearm nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @juliehdavis: Under pressure from nervous Dems, Obama may delay executive action on immigration til post-Nov. election, via @shearm nyti.ms/1u5VmxY

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Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million, U.N. Says

nytimes.com — GENEVA - The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war has risen above three million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, calling the crisis "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era." More than a million people have fled in the last 12 months alone, the refugee agency said, counting only those who registered as refugees.
Aug 29, 2014

UN says it has become it's biggest operation in its history. Syria Refugees Surpass 3 Million buff.ly/1sORXCN

Aug 29, 2014

Mind boggling stat: Almost half of all Syrians--3 million-- have been forced to abandon homes and flee the country nyti.ms/1AZAcpo

Aug 29, 2014

RT @fordm: With three million displaced, Syria's refugee population now outnumbers that of 20 U.S. states nyti.ms/1rDPfEa

Aug 29, 2014

With three million displaced, Syria's refugee population now outnumbers that of 20 U.S. states nyti.ms/1rDPfEa

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Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises

nytimes.com — Things that you can now rent instead of buying: a power drill, a song, a tent, an office for an hour, a Prada handbag, a wedding dress, a painting, a dog, your neighbor's car, a drone.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @EthanZ: Rethinking the "sharing economy" as the rental economy. (Somehow, has less of a ring to it): nytimes.com/2014/08/30/ups…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @lpolgreen: The sharing economy is actually the renting economy, people! Nice @clairecm piece. nytimes.com/2014/08/30/ups…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @lpolgreen: The sharing economy is actually the renting economy, people! Nice @clairecm piece. nytimes.com/2014/08/30/ups…

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End the Tyranny of 24/7 Email

nytimes.com — THIS Labor Day weekend, odds are you'll peek at your work email on your "day off" - and then feel guilty about it. You might envy the serene workers at Daimler, the German automaker. On vacations, employees can set their corporate email to "holiday mode."
Aug 29, 2014

I could get into this: work emails that self-destruct when you're on vacation ow.ly/ASk6k @pomeranian99

Aug 29, 2014

End the Tyranny of 24/7 Email nyti.ms/1tIr6L2 Dare to dream. Maybe in a worker's paradise like Germany.

Aug 29, 2014

Just switch everyone over to the iPhone Slack app to ensure 24/7 production. nytimes.com/2014/08/29/opi…

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Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

nytimes.com — MILWAUKEE - Just after 7 a.m., sheriff's deputies knocked on the door of the duplex apartment, holding a fluorescent orange eviction notice. The process was quick and efficient. A moving crew began to carry out the family's possessions and stack them neatly at the curb.
Aug 29, 2014

As evictions soar nationwide, question lingers - where are the rent/vacancy control laws? nytimes.com/2014/08/29/us/…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @louisestory: Increasingly landlords are hedge funds that scooped up cheap property in the financial crisis.. "Evictions Soar" nyti.ms/1tIHLhQ

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Affixing More Value to the Ordinary Experiences of Life

nytimes.com — Last month, I spent a day in a library for the first time in over 20 years. I was there to work, but I appeared to be the only one doing so. Everyone else lolled about as the rain fell outside, helping themselves to the endless shelves of newspapers and magazines or browsing the newest fiction.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @nytimes: Research shows that the older a person gets, the more happiness they derive from ordinary experiences nyti.ms/1rEx41a

Aug 29, 2014

Ordinary experiences give as much happiness in retirement as exotic ones, and cost less @ronlieber nyti.ms/1pcONFg

Aug 29, 2014

RT @ronlieber: Ordinary (cheaper) experiences give as much pleasure in retirement as unusual ones. nyti.ms/1qNLAgF

Aug 29, 2014

RT @ronlieber: Salve for low savers: Ordinary (cheaper) experiences give as much pleasure in retirement as unusual ones. My column: nyti.ms/1qNLAgF

Aug 29, 2014

Salve for low savers: Ordinary (cheaper) experiences give as much pleasure in retirement as unusual ones. My column: nyti.ms/1qNLAgF

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Can Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement?

nytimes.com — In April, Jill Soloway sat on a cushion on the floor of her home office in Silver Lake as she waited for the glue on her fake eyelashes to dry. She was reading through a list of talking points that Glaad, the L.G.B.T.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @JennyBoylan: Taffy Brodesser-Akner writes a brilliant piece for NYTMag about @jillwaysolo. Great writing about a great show. nytimes.com/glogin?URI=htt…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @JennyBoylan: Taffy Brodesser-Akner writes a brilliant piece for NYTMag about @jillwaysolo. Great writing about a great show. nytimes.com/glogin?URI=htt…

Aug 29, 2014

Can (Chicago-native) Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement? nyti.ms/1n3I159

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Landrieu’s Residency Raises Questions in Louisiana Senate Race

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The embattled re-election campaign of Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana was damaged further on Friday by the revelation that she uses her parents' home address to establish her residency in the state.
Aug 29, 2014

Carville on Landrieu flap: "If it were shoe on the other foot, wud I say something? Probably." But calls it old news nyti.ms/1n3nCNs

Aug 29, 2014

Updated: Senator Landrieu's embattled campaign is damaged further by questions over her residency - nyti.ms/1n3nCNs

Aug 29, 2014

RT @scottwongDC: Moon Landrieu last Jan.: Mary 'still has her bedroom. She slept there last night and will sleep there again tonight.' nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/…

Aug 29, 2014

Moon Landrieu last Jan.: Mary 'still has her bedroom. She slept there last night and will sleep there again tonight.' nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: NYT has Landrieu talking about her parents' house in #NOLA: "had to go back to my old bedroom and my old single bed" nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/…

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Chelsea Clinton to Leave NBC News

nytimes.com — Less than three years after she embarked on a new and lucrative career as an NBC News special correspondent, Chelsea Clinton said on Friday that she would leave that position. In a letter posted on her Facebook page, Ms. Clinton said she decided to depart NBC News to focus on her philanthropic work at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Aug 29, 2014

Salary of $600,000. For doing very little. What did I do wrong? RT @nytmedia Chelsea Clinton to Leave NBC News nyti.ms/1pqOuMS

Aug 29, 2014

Hard working, underpaid journalists everywhere mourn the loss. RT@nytimes Chelsea Clinton to Leave NBC News nyti.ms/1pqP3qc

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