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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

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

Oct 30, 2014

FSA rebels coordinated @TheoPadnos kidnapping with al-Nusra; Qatar secured his release nytimes.com/2014/10/28/mag…

Oct 30, 2014

One of the most gripping articles I've read about the war in Syria recently. nyti.ms/103b0Rp

Oct 30, 2014

"What about Berlin?" the Nusra Front fighters asked. "How long would it take to learn German?" nyti.ms/103b0Rp

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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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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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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.
Oct 30, 2014

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

Oct 30, 2014

The Madison Bumgarner of ball writers, @tylerkepner, with an A1 column on, well, Madison Bumgarner: nyti.ms/1yJosWo

Oct 30, 2014

"The Royals have no reason to be ashamed. They were beaten by the best. They were beaten by Bumgarner.” nytimes.com/2014/10/30/spo…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @carolynryan: “You know what? I can't lie to you anymore. I'm a little tired right now" -Madison Bumgarner, after Game 7 win ift.tt/1rUbvEs

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Prosecutors Wrestling With Wall Street's Repeat Offenders

dealbook.nytimes.com — Wall Street has committed the corporate equivalent of a parole violation: Just two years after avoiding prosecution for a variety of crimes, some of the world's biggest banks are suspected of having broken their promises to behave.
Oct 30, 2014

Too Big to Fail=Too Big to Jail. Result of Treas/Fed policy. Nothing shld be 'too big to fail.' Never mind "jail" pt tinyurl.com/opvung5

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jbsgreenberg: To warn against a charge, the lawyer gave prosecutors a fake newspaper clip detailing the fallout from a guilty plea. nyti.ms/1tOAMFX

Oct 30, 2014

To warn against a charge, the lawyer gave prosecutors a fake newspaper clip detailing the fallout from a guilty plea. nyti.ms/1tOAMFX

Oct 30, 2014

Regulators getting fired up again... But "Top executives are not expected to land in prison..." mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook…

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Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

nytimes.com — NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.