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THE PHONOGRAPH. - NYTimes.com

timesmachine.nytimes.com — The telephone was justly regarded as an ingenious invention when it was first brought before the public, but it is destined to be entirely eclipsed by the new invention of the photograph. The former transmitteed sound. The latter bottles it up for future
Sep 18, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: Today The Times reviews the iPhone 6. In 1877, The Times introduced the phonograph nyti.ms/1wBF1oU pic.twitter.com/M7UE3WUcgs

Sep 17, 2014

Times' 1877 review of the phonograph thought it more important than the telephone because storage trumps streaming. nyti.ms/1wBF1oU

Sep 17, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: Today The Times reviews the iPhone 6. In 1877, The Times introduced the phonograph nyti.ms/1wBF1oU pic.twitter.com/M7UE3WUcgs

Sep 17, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: Today The Times reviews the iPhone 6. In 1877, The Times introduced the phonograph nyti.ms/1wBF1oU pic.twitter.com/M7UE3WUcgs

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End-of-Life Care Needs Sweeping Overhaul, Panel Says

nytimes.com — The country's system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday. The 21-member nonpartisan committee, appointed by the Institute of Medicine, the independent research arm of the National Academy of Sciences, calls for sweeping change.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @charlesornstein: Planning for death is a part of life. RT @paula_span: Overhauling the way Americans die. nytimes.com/2014/09/18/sci…

Sep 17, 2014

Planning for death is a part of life. RT @paula_span: Overhauling the way Americans die. nytimes.com/2014/09/18/sci…

Sep 17, 2014

"The health care system is poorly designed to meet the needs of patients near the end of life," federal panel chief. nytimes.com/2014/09/18/sci…

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Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body's Blood Sugar Controls

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes, researchers are reporting. That is "the very same condition that we often aim to prevent" by consuming sweeteners instead of sugar, said Dr. Eran Elinav, an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, at a news conference to discuss the findings.
Sep 18, 2014

This does not surprise me. Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1uHLeh4

Sep 17, 2014

Going on 16 months with no Diet Coke. “@NYTNational: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls nyti.ms/1o4Fgkn

Sep 17, 2014

Via @nytimes: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls. nyti.ms/1uHLeh4

Sep 17, 2014

Artificial sweeteners may disrupt body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, can be a precursor to diabetes ow.ly/BCOok

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House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - A House divided along unusual and unpredictable lines voted Wednesday to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant group Islamic State, backing President Obama after he personally pleaded for support. The 273-to-156 vote was over a narrow military measure with no money attached, but it took on outsize importance and was infused with drama.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @jonathanweisman: House Votes for Syrian Rebel Aid nyti.ms/1rblEjy “Have we not had enuf of imperial presidencies doing what they want in the world?”

Sep 17, 2014

House Votes for Syrian Rebel Aid nyti.ms/1rblEjy “Have we not had enuf of imperial presidencies doing what they want in the world?”

Sep 17, 2014

Breaking news: House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight nyti.ms/1rblEjy

Sep 17, 2014

RT @nytimes: The House vote to authorize aid for Syrian rebels took on outsize importance and was infused with drama nyti.ms/1u9mFqT

Sep 17, 2014

273 people with American passports are providing material support in the form of weapons to a Syrian militia. nytimes.com/2014/09/18/us/…

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For First Time, Most Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Terrorism

nytimes.com — For the first time in his presidency, Americans disapprove of President Obama's handling of terrorism, as discontent about his management of foreign affairs and the fight against Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria weighs on an anxious and conflicted public concerned about plunging into another protracted war, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
Sep 17, 2014

A majority of Republicans would like to re-invade Iraq or invade Syria mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/us/…

Sep 17, 2014

RT @juliehdavis: New NYT/CBS Poll shows Obama under water on terrorism 4 1st time ever, w most saying he has no clear plan v. ISIS nyti.ms/Xk6Z9p

Sep 17, 2014

RT @juliehdavis: New NYT/CBS Poll shows Obama under water on terrorism 4 1st time ever, w most saying he has no clear plan v. ISIS nyti.ms/Xk6Z9p

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San Francisco Politician Says He’s on Pill to Prevent H.I.V.

nytimes.com — Scott Wiener, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, made an unusual public announcement on Wednesday: He takes Truvada, a daily antiviral pill, to greatly reduce his risk of contracting H.I.V. Taking the pills is a practice known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and some researchers believe it may reduce the risk of infection by 99 percent if patients take their medication daily as prescribed.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @nytimes: S.F. Supervisor Says He’s on Pill to Prevent H.I.V. and More Gay Men Should Be, Too nyti.ms/1mg86mq

Sep 17, 2014

San Francisco Official @Scott_Wiener says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too nyti.ms/1mg0TCJ

Sep 17, 2014

San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too nyti.ms/XkshDQ via @UpshotNYT

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After Nearly 23 Years of Legal Struggle, a Conviction Is Reversed

nytimes.com — Everton Wagstaffe, who refused to leave prison on probation because he viewed it as a surrender of his claim of innocence in the death of a teenage girl, learned on Wednesday that he had prevailed in a struggle that he began from behind bars nearly 23 years ago.
Sep 18, 2014

Another conviction overturned - this one, after 23 years of legal struggles nytimes.com/2014/09/18/nyr… @nytimes

Sep 18, 2014

RT @JoeYerardi: Another wrongful conviction out of the Brooklyn DA's office is overturned, this one after 23 years of legal struggle: nyti.ms/1r2lyJn

Sep 18, 2014

Another wrongful conviction out of the Brooklyn DA's office is overturned, this one after 23 years of legal struggle: nyti.ms/1r2lyJn

Sep 18, 2014

After Nearly 23 Years of Legal Struggle, a Conviction Is Reversed. Great about ny column by @dwyernyt nyti.ms/1r2lyJn

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G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds

nytimes.com — A deeply unpopular Republican Party is nonetheless gaining strength heading into the midterms, as the American public's frustration with Mr. Obama has manifested itself in low ratings for his handling of foreign policy and terrorism.
Sep 17, 2014

G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds nyti.ms/XgLVAE

Sep 17, 2014

Only 7% of black people would vote Republican if the midterms were today, according to this NYT poll nyti.ms/1uHevIE

Sep 17, 2014

Most of all, this poll shows we are pretty unhappy all the way around. nyti.ms/XgLVAE

Sep 17, 2014

"President Obama’s approval ratings are very similar to those of George W. Bush in September 2006." nyti.ms/YSz5KH

Sep 17, 2014

RT @UpshotNYT: A new NYT/CBS poll shows a notable swing of voters toward the GOP and away from Democrats. nyti.ms/XBSM89 pic.twitter.com/Khsf6no86x

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Biden, a Catholic School ‘Kid,’ Praises Nuns Under Fire From the Vatican

nytimes.com — DES MOINES - At a Vatican meeting a few years ago, Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly asked Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for some advice. "You are being entirely too hard on the American nuns," Mr. Biden offered. "Lighten up."
Sep 18, 2014

RT @jasondhorowitz: And on a visit to Iowa on Wednesday, Mr. Biden literally, as he might put it, got on board with the nuns. My story nyti.ms/1o4C3Bz

Sep 17, 2014

And on a visit to Iowa on Wednesday, Mr. Biden literally, as he might put it, got on board with the nuns. My story nyti.ms/1o4C3Bz

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For Posteriors’ Sake

nytimes.com — When Jen Selter couldn't decide what to do with her life after graduating from high school, she got a job working at the front desk of a gym. She took to working out after shifts and posting photos of herself in colorful fitness clothes.
Sep 18, 2014

20 years on .@nytimes discovers Baby Got Back: 'The rear is fast becoming the erogenous zone of choice in America' nyti.ms/1wrnKft

Sep 17, 2014

"Myra Mendible, a professor...has written extensively about the cultural significance of the female buttocks." nyti.ms/1mgoL9u

Sep 17, 2014

“It’s interesting,” said Ms. Selter, who works out four or five days a week. “How a butt can make you.” nyti.ms/1qh3dVe

Sep 17, 2014

RT @NYTFashion: The rear is fast becoming the erogenous zone of choice in America, vying for eminence with breasts, abs and legs. nyti.ms/1uaDIsB

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MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows

nytimes.com — Twelve men and nine women, whose work is as diverse as studying the racial elements in perceptions of crime and translating contemporary Arab poetry, have been named the 2014 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @nytimes: The diverse group of 21 men and women who received MacArthur "genius grants" nyti.ms/1u8Sr7j

Sep 17, 2014

RT @BookShowRTE: Alison Bechdel awarded MacArthur Genius grant. nytimes.com/2014/09/17/art… She was a Book Show guest last year. Audio: m.soundcloud.com/thebookshow/13…

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A Sobering Future for New York’s Dive Bars

nytimes.com — As a dive bar should, the Subway Inn smelled like stale beer and sweat one Thursday last month as a throng of well-wishers crowded three deep for a last hurrah. The lease on the 77-year-old tavern on East 60th Street was set to expire; the owner, Arsemio Salinas, said he was told by the landlords to leave to make way for new development.

Scotland Residents Head to the Polls for Independence Vote

nytimes.com — EDINBURGH - After a passionate campaign that spanned two years of mounting intensity but reached back into centuries of history, Scottish voters headed for the polling booths on Thursday to choose in a referendum whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to secede and become an independent nation.