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Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown

nytimes.com — In his first public interview this week, Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., was asked whether he could have done anything differently that would have prevented the killing. His answer, broadcast on Wednesday, to the question from George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, was unequivocal: "No."
Nov 27, 2014

RT @nytimes: Darren Wilson said he couldn't have done anything differently. Some law enforcement experts challenge that nyti.ms/1rnuhKd

Nov 27, 2014

Experts weigh officer’s decisions leading to fatal shooting of Michael Brown nyti.ms/1rnHNxj

Nov 27, 2014

Ex-Boston Police Commish, ex-NYC cop agree-Darren Wilson made lousy decisions before killing Mike Brown. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/us/…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @nytimes: Darren Wilson said he couldn't have done anything differently. Some law enforcement experts challenge that nyti.ms/1rnuhKd

Nov 27, 2014

Interesting analyses. Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown nyti.ms/1rnHNxj

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Telling My Son About Ferguson

nytimes.com — COLUMBUS, Ohio - MY son wants an answer. He is 10 years old, and he wants me to tell him that he doesn't need to worry. He is a black boy, rather sheltered, and knows little of the world beyond our safe, quiet neighborhood.
Nov 26, 2014

..it’s really all your fault, and that no one needs to make amends, you can lose your mind." nytimes.com/2014/11/26/opi…

Nov 26, 2014

Heartbreaking read from the great Michelle Alexander: "Telling My Son About Ferguson" nyti.ms/1zYujaZ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @thenewjimcrow: I just published this piece in The New York Times, reflecting on the difficulty I had telling my son the truth... fb.me/3Cgzt9V04

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Sarah Koenig Can’t Promise a Perfect Ending to ‘Serial’

nytimes.com — The journalist talks with Taffy Brodesser-Akner about striking a balance between entertainment and journalism as she investigates a 15-year-old murder case. Your podcast, "Serial," an investigation into a 15-year-old murder case, is a sensation. It has yielded a podcast about the podcast on Slate, several parodies and an entire forum on Reddit.
Nov 26, 2014

Q&A: Sarah Koenig Can’t Promise a Perfect Ending to ‘Serial’ nyti.ms/1ygVcrB

Nov 26, 2014

"What we know how to do is structure a story well." Sarah Koenig talks process and fame re: ‘Serial’ nyti.ms/1ru62EB

Nov 26, 2014

RT @GrrlScientist: How will season one of the @Serial Podcast end? It doesn't keep Sarah Koenig up at night nyti.ms/1yYa8t7 pic.twitter.com/QxEDC92alP

Nov 26, 2014

Serial's Sarah Koenig: "We don't seem to be the most patient country...can't just vomit out all your material" nyti.ms/1y2HoSJ

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Bill Cosby Gave Interview to Keep Charges Secret

nytimes.com — Bill Cosby gave an exclusive interview to The National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for a promise by the tabloid that it would drop a more damaging story about previously undisclosed sexual assault allegations, according to his testimony in a federal lawsuit.
Nov 27, 2014

This is pretty damning all around. RT @nytimes: Bill Cosby Gave Interview to Keep Charges Secret nyti.ms/1y3yzbj

Nov 27, 2014

@nytimes: Bill Cosby Gave Interview to Keep Charges Secret nyti.ms/1y3yzbj

Nov 27, 2014

This basically means The Enquirer helped Cosby cover up other sexual assault allegations nyti.ms/1rwFAtV

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Fantasy Date With Twins Turns Sour for Man, 84

nytimes.com — The website billed itself as a place where older men with money could meet young women interested in dating someone who could support them financially. "Find your sugar baby," the site exhorted its users. This year, Paul Aronson, an 84-year-old from Manhattan, contacted a 17-year-old girl, Shaina Foster, through the site and took her out to dinner.
Nov 26, 2014

Sugar daddy, 84, gets date with 17-year-old twins. Doesn't get what he expected (but maybe what he deserved). mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/nyr…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @pushinghoops: “He asked to do things I wasn’t going to do...I tied him up. I took his money and left." nytimes.com/2014/11/27/nyr… #praxis

Nov 26, 2014

RT @pushinghoops: “He asked to do things I wasn’t going to do...I tied him up. I took his money and left." nytimes.com/2014/11/27/nyr… #praxis

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Video Shows Cleveland Officer Shot Boy 2 Seconds After Pulling Up Next to Him

nytimes.com — A police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy outside a Cleveland recreation center fired within two seconds after the patrol car he was riding in pulled up next to the boy, a video released on Wednesday by the Cleveland police showed.
Nov 27, 2014

NYT: Video shows Cleveland policeman killed 12-year-old boy with fake gun two seconds after his patrol car pulled up nyti.ms/1tlvPQ2

Nov 26, 2014

"We’ve got two officers that were out there protecting the public..." #TamirRice nyti.ms/1xUGqXm

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The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State

nytimes.com — Like many other readers, we were fascinated by the 50-dishes-for-50-states Thanksgiving mega-menu that our colleagues in the Food section recently produced. The piece - and the many reactions to it - got us wondering what a democratic version of the project might look like.
Nov 27, 2014

Have at it, @paulajwilde! Somebody your way is still hungry. MT @WBAY: Most common T'giving recipe searches by state: nyti.ms/1xUMZJN

Nov 26, 2014

#Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State nyti.ms/1FnSVer via @UpshotNYT recipes like pig pickin cake & frog eye salad.

Nov 26, 2014

That's messed up, Utah. RT @nytimes: The Thanksgiving recipes Googled in every state nyti.ms/1poqtqP pic.twitter.com/VK8Wm2fDLm

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As Drones Swoop Above Skies, Thrill-Seeking Stunts Elicit Safety Concerns

nytimes.com — Amateur photographers and Hollywood filmmakers turn to them for lush overhead shots. Geologists use them to look above the seas for oil-bearing rocks. Amazon executives are pushing to use them to plop packages onto doorsteps. But now drones - the unmanned flying vehicles the size of a pizza box - are also a favorite tool for more unruly groups: pranksters and troublemakers.
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Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers

nytimes.com — MOSCOW - If ever there was a moment to award bonus frequent flier miles, this would seem to be it. With their plane stuck near the terminal and a tow truck apparently stalled, dozens of passengers at an airport in the Russian town of Igarka, 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, climbed out on the tarmac on Wednesday to help push the aircraft onto the runway.
Nov 27, 2014

As Ever, Stranger than Fiction in Russia ..Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers nyti.ms/1rmljNm

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jadmouawad: So this story now gets full treatment: Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers nyti.ms/1yZa7oz

Nov 26, 2014

So this story now gets full treatment: Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers nyti.ms/1yZa7oz

Nov 26, 2014

RT @_nicolaclark: Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers nyti.ms/1rmljNm

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Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - An American journalist held hostage in a remote part of eastern Yemen by Al Qaeda 's affiliate there was one of the main targets of a predawn raid carried out this week by United States Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops, according to American and Yemeni officials.
Nov 27, 2014

Before raid in Yemen, US journalist and Yemeni electricity company worker among hostages possibly whisked away. nyti.ms/1rnFVEN

Nov 27, 2014

A journalist held by an AQ affiliate was a target in a raid this week by Special Ops commandos & Yemeni troops. nytimes.com/2014/11/27/wor…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @niubi: Rescuers in Yemen Sought unnamed American Journalist, Officials Say nyti.ms/1rnFVEN

Nov 26, 2014

Well that explains it: Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say , via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/27/wor…

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Without Passing a Single Law, Obama Crafts Bold Enviornmental Policy

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any previous occupant of the White House. Yet it is very likely that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @adamvaughan_uk: NYT: Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any US president nytimes.com/2014/11/27/us/…

Nov 27, 2014

NYT: Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any US president nytimes.com/2014/11/27/us/…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @DavidKonisky: Great piece from @CoralMDavenport on how Obama's environmental legacy is being built though 1970 Clean Air Act: nyti.ms/1FteRVq

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U.S. Adds Air Power, but ISIS Presents an Elusive Target

nytimes.com — SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - The United States is shifting more attack and surveillance aircraft from Afghanistan to the air war against the Islamic State, deepening American involvement in the conflict and raising new challenges.
Nov 27, 2014

From Gulf states and South Carolina - how the U.S. is selecting and carrying out strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria nytimes.com/2014/11/27/us/…

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. Adds Planes but after avoiding Syria for 3yrs, has little ground intel in #ISIS positions to divine targets nytimes.com/2014/11/27/us/…

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. shifting military planes from Afghanistan to Bolster air campaign against ISIS nyti.ms/1rlt4TL

Nov 26, 2014

RT @nytimes: The U.S. is shifting aircraft from Afghanistan to its air war against the Islamic State nyti.ms/1porijq

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The Meaning of the Ferguson Riots

nytimes.com — The St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who in August shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, would have generated widespread anger and disappointment in any case.
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