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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 @benshpigel: Terrific column by @powellnyt, who hung out with Madison Bumgarner's dad last night in North Carolina: nyti.ms/13jRmCA

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RT @Lahlahlindsey: Madison Bumgarner's dad: "That boy would try to steal a steak off the devil’s plate.” nyti.ms/1zNawiC

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RT @powellnyt: Highest of High Anxiety: A Proud Father, A Giants’ Ace and their Beloved rural North Carolina. My column: nyti.ms/1wHGs33

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RT @Lahlahlindsey: Madison Bumgarner's dad: "That boy would try to steal a steak off the devil’s plate.” nyti.ms/1zNawiC

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Theo Padnos, American Journalist, on Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Released in Syria

nytimes.com — In the early morning hours of July 3, one of the two top commanders of Al Qaeda in Syria summoned me from my jail cell. For nearly two years, he had kept me locked in a series of prisons.
Oct 30, 2014

Harrowing, enlightening account of a US journalist captured & tortured in Syria & the rift between Nusra front & ISIS nyti.ms/1oZKO5Q

Oct 30, 2014

Absolutely confounding, horrifying account by former Nusra prisoner nyti.ms/1tKQ1Q4 #Syria

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RT @HebaAfify: Theo Padnos, American Journalist, on Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Released in Syria nyti.ms/1tKQ1Q4

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RT @nytimes: An American journalist survived kidnapping and torture in Syria. This is his story: nyti.ms/1sFSuFd pic.twitter.com/cGkMROSLW0

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Cuomo’s Role in Hurricane Sandy Inquiry Foretold Fate of His Ethics Panel

nytimes.com — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has faced intense scrutiny in recent months, including an investigation by federal prosecutors, over his management of a commission that he created to root out corruption in New York politics, but prevented from examining his administration's conduct and then prematurely shut down.
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RT @nickconfessore: Aides insisted on reviewing authority news releases before they were issued, delaying informing public amid storm. nyti.ms/1DBYXr2

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Aides insisted on reviewing authority news releases before they were issued, delaying informing public amid storm. nyti.ms/1DBYXr2

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Moreland, the prequel: Cuomo steered post-Sandy probe into Long Island utility away from his own mistakes: nyti.ms/1DBYXr2

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Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

nytimes.com — We know that about 10 million more people have insurance coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act. But until now it has been difficult to say much about who was getting that coverage - where they live, their age, their income and other such details.
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Madison Bumgarner Rises to the Moment, and Jaws Drop

nytimes.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Now he belongs to history, alongside Christy Mathewson and Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Randy Johnson. The pantheon of World Series pitching greats must welcome a new member. Madison Bumgarner burst into the club with a performance for the ages in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.
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RT @sternbergh: "You know what? I can’t lie to you anymore. I’m a little tired now.” nyti.ms/1tEu2sO

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.@TylerKepner with great postgame stuff on Madison Bumgarner. Terrific reporting, details: nyti.ms/1tQIHm1

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Mathewson, Koufax, Gibson, Johnson...Bumgarner. Even if you don't follow baseball, the detail here is terrific nyti.ms/1tQIHm1

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Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’

nytimes.com — Timothy D. Cook, Apple 's chief executive, said he was "proud to be gay" in an essay published early Thursday, becoming by far the most prominent executive of a public company to come out. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Mr. Cook wrote in the essay, published by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Oct 30, 2014

Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’ and a Gift nyti.ms/1wHQXn0

Oct 30, 2014

RT @nytimes: Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’ nyti.ms/1p6efTQ

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Mounting Crises Raise Questions on Obama Team’s Ability to Cope

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and as American warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Obama's national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group of foreign policy experts to the White House Situation Room to hear their assessment of how the administration was performing.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @AlienMedia: Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised by a Cascade of Crises. @MarkLandler gives some hints.Susan Rice could be 1 of them nyti.ms/1zK4sY8

Oct 30, 2014

Susan Rice tells @MarkLandler: "We’ve got a lot of balls in the air" and Mark writes about next year's jugglers. nytimes.com/2014/10/30/wor…

Oct 30, 2014

Someone leaked that Chuck Hagel doesn't speak up in meetings, because he's afraid what he says will be leaked nytimes.com/2014/10/30/wor…

Oct 30, 2014

Mounting Crises Raise Questions on Abilities of Obama’s Team via @nytimes zite.to/1E3aotL

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