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Ben Bradlee, Editor Who Directed Watergate Coverage, Dies at 93

nytimes.com — Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post's exposure of the Watergate scandal that led to the fall of President Richard M. Nixon and that stamped him in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era - gruff, charming and tenacious - died on Tuesday. He was 93.
Oct 22, 2014

Read Ben Bradlee’s obituary, written by Marilyn Berger, in its entirety. A wonderful portrait of a great man’s life. nytimes.com/2014/10/22/bus…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post (Photo: Mike Lien/NYT) nyti.ms/12beL8w pic.twitter.com/FMGbQvJEvJ

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post (Photo: Mike Lien/NYT) nyti.ms/12beL8w pic.twitter.com/FMGbQvJEvJ

Oct 22, 2014

If you missed it last night, spend some time with this fine @nytimes obituary for Ben Bradlee, 93 nytimes.com/2014/10/22/bus…

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Ben Bradlee’s Charmed, Charming Life

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Oct 22, 2014

journalists go where they are pointed; "Mr. Bradlee generally pointed to important, consequential things." @carr2n nyti.ms/1CUOsyB

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Gunfire Reported Inside Canada’s Parliament

nytimes.com — OTTAWA - Multiple shots were fired within Parliament here on Wednesday morning, and police officers rushed to secure the building and move occupants to safety. It was not immediately clear who did the shooting, but at least one body, possibly a soldier, was seen slumped at the National War Memorial nearby.
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Kenny G Stirs Controversy With Visit to Hong Kong Protest

nytimes.com — BEIJING - It seemed innocuous enough on the surface: The smooth-jazz musician Kenny G paid a surprise visit to a Hong Kong protest site on Wednesday, posing for photos with residents who are demanding the right to free elections.
Oct 22, 2014

Kenny G, popular in China for “Going Home” ballad, visits Hong Kong protesters. nytimes.com/2014/10/23/wor… via @chashomans #UmbrellaRevolution

Oct 22, 2014

Kenny G sparks conspiracy theories, Chinese pushback with visit to Hong Kong protest nyti.ms/1yY7WF1

Oct 22, 2014

"We didn’t leave when the police used tear gas on us. Why would a single Kenny G tune shake our determination?" nytimes.com/2014/10/23/wor…

Oct 22, 2014

The fact that Kenny G is huge in China tells you all you need to know about the brutality of communism. nytimes.com/2014/10/23/wor…

Oct 22, 2014

If it were me, playing Kenny G would be the quickest way to get me to LEAVE a protest site - but for each their own nytimes.com/2014/10/23/wor…

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States Ease Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

dealbook.nytimes.com — Lenders have come under fire in Washington in recent years. Yet one corner of the financial industry - lending to people with poor credit scores - has found sympathetic audiences in many state capitals.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @dogbitesmannes: Well, this is depressing: States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers nyti.ms/1CT4RDQ @dealbook

Oct 22, 2014

In response to big campaign donations & lobbying push, states ease interest rate laws that protected poor borrowers. dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/sta…

Oct 22, 2014

States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers #debt nyti.ms/1CT4RDQ via @dealbook

Oct 22, 2014

Capitalism: Predatory bankers buy off state legislatures, re-target most vulnerable borrowers. dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/sta…

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New Freedoms in Tunisia Drive Support for ISIS

nytimes.com — TUNIS - Nearly four years after the Arab Spring revolt, Tunisia remains its lone success as chaos engulfs much of the region. But that is not its only distinction: Tunisia has also contributed more foreign fighters to the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State, in Iraq and Syria.
Oct 22, 2014

The effects of living for years under tyranny and corruption don't disappear overnight. That's all this means. nytimes.com/2014/10/22/wor…

Oct 22, 2014

How Tunisia, the lone success story of the Arab Spring, became the primary source of ISIS recruits: nytimes.com/2014/10/22/wor…

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What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?

nytimes.com — One day in the fall of 1981, eight men in their 70s stepped out of a van in front of a converted monastery in New Hampshire. They shuffled forward, a few of them arthritically stooped, a couple with canes. Then they passed through the door and entered a time warp.
Oct 22, 2014

Irresistible pix & fascinating point: "What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?" nyti.ms/1taWx2s

Oct 22, 2014

RT @mtredden: I already have an issue with this @nytimes piece: It needs more photos of old-looking toddlers nyti.ms/ZNLiQy pic.twitter.com/phv9J8loQb

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nytimeshealth: The Health Issue: What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? nyti.ms/1yYj1Wv

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How to Win the Senate: The States Each Party Needs

nytimes.com — With less than two weeks until the midterm elections, the Democrats' chances of retaining the Senate keep hovering around 33 percent. Within this 33 percent - and the complementary 67 percent chance for Republicans - are ever-shifting combinations of states that would put one party or the other in control of the Senate.
Oct 22, 2014

Projections include blue KS. RT @nytimes: How Democrats could keep control of the Senate nyti.ms/1vMPfS5 pic.twitter.com/L5HzMEIDCV

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Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keeping Quiet

nytimes.com — HONG KONG - The two events a month ago could scarcely have been more different: As this city's wealthiest tycoons, impeccably tailored, gathered in an opulent hall in Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping of China, thousands of scruffy university and high school students hit the streets of Hong Kong, boycotting classes to protest Chinese-imposed limits on voting rights here.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @herbertnyt: Hong Kong's tycoons, who have the most influence with Beijing, have been oddly silent. Here's why: nyti.ms/1FBYl8H by @KeithBradsher

Oct 22, 2014

RT @KeithBradsher: Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keeping Quiet nyti.ms/1FBYl8H

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nycscribe: Beijing has kept a firm grip on one important part of Hong Kong's restive population: tycoons. nytimes.com/2014/10/23/wor…

Oct 22, 2014

Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keeping Quiet nyti.ms/1FBYl8H

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Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - The downtown streets of Los Angeles these days are teeming with restaurants, music clubs, boutique hotels, sparkling new buildings and people, lots of people - swirling evidence of a transformation in a part of town that has always seemed something of an urban afterthought. Just don't look up.
Oct 22, 2014

LA: fulfilling the dream of spires - no more uninspiring procession of flattop buildings, says @adamnagourney nytimes.com/2014/10/22/us/…

Oct 22, 2014

LA will no longer require helipads on top of skyscrapers. Have they not seen "Die Hard "? mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/us/…

Oct 22, 2014

No more flat tops: A "stupid ruler" that made downtown LA skyline boring (helipads on every building) is thrown out nytimes.com/2014/10/22/us/…

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2014 October 22 - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Good Wednesday morning from Washington, where Republicans have a 66 percent chance of claiming control of the Senate with midterm elections 13 days away. President Obama is meeting with his new Ebola "czar," while big-name Republicans such as Representative Paul D. Ryan and Senator Rand Paul are barnstorming battleground states.
Oct 22, 2014

#Porcine MT @AshleyRParker: In today’s porcine Mad Libs, Ernst says DC is full of — well, you fill in the blank: nytimes.com/politics/first…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @AshleyRParker: In today’s porcine Mad Libs, Joni Ernst says Washington is full of — well, you fill in the blank: nytimes.com/politics/first…

Oct 22, 2014

In today’s porcine Mad Libs, Joni Ernst says Washington is full of — well, you fill in the blank: nytimes.com/politics/first…

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Nation’s Confidence Ebbs at a Steady Drip

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - In taking office during two overseas wars and the Great Recession, President Obama set out to restore society's frayed faith in its public institutions, saying that the question was not whether government was too big or small, "but whether it works." Six years later, Americans seem more dubious than ever that it really does.