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2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

nytimes.com — LUMBERTON, N.C. - Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent and released Tuesday by a Robeson County court.
Sep 02, 2014

A decades-long injustice finally ends with clear, scientific proof. "The courtroom erupted into a standing ovation." mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/…

Sep 02, 2014

Insanity: 2 mentally disabled half-brothers freed after 30 years on death row thanks to DNA testing. nyti.ms/1vL7sjX

Sep 02, 2014

If not 4 DNA tests they would still b in jail: 2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Freed After DNA Tests nyti.ms/1tY9aw9

Sep 02, 2014

RT @jamieson: An innocent man was just exonerated of rape and murder. In '94, Scalia said he deserved death nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/… pic.twitter.com/yVe0YwDraZ

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Parents Didn’t Realize Gun Instructor Had Been Shot, Police Say

nytimes.com — When the police arrived, the shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi last week was still breathing, lying on the ground and moaning as a colleague tried to stanch the bleeding from a bullet wound to his head, according to a police report released on Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

More details from police report on shooting range Uzi death involving 9 yo girl via @adamnagourney nyti.ms/1qxo8ah

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mikiebarb: Family of 9-year old who shot instructor w Uzi wants country to pray for them, not have bigger discussion about guns: nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mikiebarb: Family of 9-year old who shot instructor w Uzi wants country to pray for them, not have bigger discussion about guns: nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/…

Sep 02, 2014

"How quickly a family outing turned from a young girl learning how to shoot a machine gun to tragedy." nytimes.com/2014/09/03/us/… via @snolen

Sep 02, 2014

Police Report Says Parents Didn’t Realize Daughter Had Shot Gun Instructor > ow.ly/B0SoZ

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Waging a Desperate Fight, an Iraqi Town Holds off Militants

nytimes.com — AMERLI, Iraq - The children lined the unkempt boulevard in this northern Iraqi town on Tuesday to welcome some of the men who had saved them from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Convoy after convoy of armed men raced past, blaring victory music from loudspeakers and bristling with weaponry.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @TomJunod: The story of an Iraqi town that held off an ISIS siege is a good story to read on this sad night. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

Waging Desperate Campaign, Iraqi Town Held Off Militants nyti.ms/W80BkT

Sep 02, 2014

Men in Iraqi town swore an oath not to flee ISIS assault, repulsed 4 attacks, discount the role of US air power nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @nycscribe: ISIS claims US role in liberating this Iraqi town led them to murder Sotloff. Real story of town's fight in NYT. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

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Publisher of The Washington Post Will Resign

nytimes.com — Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post and the fourth generation of the Graham family to lead it, will step down in October, she said Tuesday. She will be replaced by Frederick J. Ryan Jr., the founding chief executive of Politico, the newspaper said.
Sep 02, 2014

End of the Graham era at WaPo. Jeff Bezos' Amazon-ing of his paper. RT Publisher of The Washington Post Will Resign nyti.ms/1plvp8Y

Sep 02, 2014

Whoa--Katherine Weymouth, last vestige of Graham family, resigns from Washington Post nyti.ms/1plvp8Y #media #newspapers #journalism

Sep 02, 2014

More Bezos. I shudder at that man. "Publisher of The Washington Post Will Resign" nyti.ms/1plvp8Y

Sep 02, 2014

RT @SamSifton: Here's @ravisomaiya on the resignation of Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post: nyti.ms/1plvp8Y.

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Ready, Aim, Fire. Not Fire, Ready, Aim.

nytimes.com — President Obama has been excoriated for declaring that "we don't have a strategy yet" for effectively confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In criticizing Obama for taking too much time, Representative Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told "Fox News Sunday" that "this ' don't-do-stupid-stuff' policy isn't working."
Sep 02, 2014

RT @mattapuzzo: "ISIS is awful, but it is not a threat to America’s homeland." mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/opi…

Sep 02, 2014

"ISIS is awful, but it is not a threat to America’s homeland." mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/opi…

Sep 02, 2014

.@tomfriedman: As vile as the ISIS beheadings are, "I have no doubt that they’re meant to get us to overreact." nyti.ms/W8hE6z

Sep 02, 2014

MT @brianstelter: @tomfriedman on the beheadings: ".. they’re meant to get us to overreact, à la 9/11, and..." nyti.ms/W8hE6z

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Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

nytimes.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon grew up in Lincoln, Neb., a three-hour drive from the glimmering major league ballpark that sits here off Interstate 70. Twice a summer, his family would visit for a weekend, splitting time between the stadium and an amusement park.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @NYTSports: From KC Royals Hall of Fame curator to 87-year-old scout, here are the people behind this Royals surge: nyti.ms/1CmQkTo

Sep 02, 2014

To repeat: Perfect. RT @jessemckinley: As @Royals/Alex Gordon/NYT fan, this @TylerKepner piece is my perfect storm. nyti.ms/1tXwgmP

Sep 02, 2014

RT @NYTSports: From KC Royals Hall of Fame curator to 87-year-old scout, here are the people behind this Royals surge: nyti.ms/1qXONuj

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Iran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing

nytimes.com — TEHRAN - Some days ago, Mahdi Taghizadeh did something he never thought he would - at least, not in Iran. He took a screen shot and shared the image with his followers on Twitter. "They were all excited," Mr. Taghizadeh, an Internet entrepreneur, said. "Finally."
Sep 02, 2014

Tehran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing nyti.ms/1plJjI7

Sep 02, 2014

Tehran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing nyti.ms/Z6lVJH

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2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder May Be Freed After DNA Tests

nytimes.com — Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, two mentally disabled half-brothers could be released after a hearing taking place on Tuesday at the Robeson County courthouse focused on DNA tests that appear to exonerate them.
Sep 02, 2014

McCollum & Brown, released today bc NC "does not have a case," were picked up on my 6th birthday — Sept. 28, 1983. nyti.ms/W7xdex

Sep 02, 2014

DNA evidence helps exonerate two mentally disabled men in N.C. serving life for rape-murder of a girl 30 years ago nyti.ms/1w3Lmqn

Sep 02, 2014

2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed Today After DNA Tests nyti.ms/1pERV2F

Sep 02, 2014

RT @tcita: Henry McCollum served 30yrs on death row. He was exonerated and released w/ his brother, Leon Brown, today. ow.ly/B0vQK #endthedp

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He Said, She Said, and Getting It Right About Voter ID

publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com — Two recent articles on voting disputes would have benefitted greatly from a single clarifying sentence - one that would have cut through the "he said, she said" language that so many readers understandably tell me they dislike. In each case, The Times described the dispute over efforts to require extra identification for voters.
Sep 02, 2014

Times public editor on "he said, she said." publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new… I wrote about same thing, same issue, same Times. pressthink.org/2014/05/democr…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @dangillmor: Again, @nytimes' invaluable @sulliview justly takes journalists to woodshed. More false equivalence & stenography. http://t…

Sep 02, 2014

Good points by @Sulliview When there's significant evidence on a hot topic @nyt should not shy away from stating it nyti.ms/1q8p1Ye

Sep 02, 2014

Again, @nytimes' invaluable @sulliview justly takes journalists to woodshed. More false equivalence & stenography. publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @fstonenyt: .@sulliview points out that there really aren't "two sides" to the question of voter fraud. nyti.ms/1q8p1Ye

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ISIS Reported to Behead Second American

nytimes.com — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has beheaded Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American executed by the Islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the Internet, the SITE Intelligence group, a research organization that tracks jihadist web postings, said Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

Islamic State beheads 2nd American journalist, Steven Sotloff, despite plea from his mother for mercy. nytimes.com/2014/09/03/wor…

Sep 02, 2014

Awful. via @nytimes: Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. Reporter Steven Sotloff by ISIS nyti.ms/1tXt0aP

Sep 02, 2014

RT @dianabhenriques: Hearbreak for a brave #reporter's family - and the rest of us: Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. #Journalist nyti.ms/1tXt0aP

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New York Set to Accuse Evans Bank of Redlining

dealbook.nytimes.com — Drawn in thick marker along the map of upstate New York, the line snaked down the Niagara River and zigzagged east to outline a swath of Buffalo and its surrounding neighborhoods. But one area of the city - neighborhoods in east Buffalo, where more than 75 percent of the city's African-American population lives - was explicitly excluded, cut off from access to mortgage credit.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @jbsgreenberg: Thought banks didn't discriminate based on race anymore? Think again. mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @moorehn: "Redlining" -- choking off mortgage access to black families -- still exists. NY AG Schneiderman looking into it. dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @danielle_ivory: New York will accuse Evans Bank of denying mortgages to African-Americans, regardless of their credit. dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new… @jbsgreenberg

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Stalking New York: The Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera

nytimes.com — Being hailed as one of the greatest chefs on the planet is nice and all, but when it comes to success in the New York restaurant scene, that and $2.75 will buy you a quick ride on the F train to indifference. You want to show us how to eat?
Sep 02, 2014

RT @pete_wells: Great @JeffGordinier profile of Enrique Olvera with a tantalizing glimpse of "the Lamborghini of tortilla machines" nytimes.com/2014/09/03/din…

Sep 02, 2014

This is courage: Mexican chef Enrique Olvera brings mezcal-cactus clam chowder to NYC via@jeffgordinier nyti.ms/1qxhhNS

Sep 02, 2014

RT @nytdining: The most acclaimed chef in Mexico is opening a restaurant in Manhattan this month. And he'd like to stick around. nyti.ms/1qYnIan

Sep 02, 2014

Great @JeffGordinier profile of Enrique Olvera with a tantalizing glimpse of "the Lamborghini of tortilla machines" nytimes.com/2014/09/03/din…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JeffGordinier: Chef @dannybowien once told me that after eating chef @enriqueolvera's food, he was a changed man. Our profile: nyti.ms/W7kAQL

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Uber Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — LONDON - Uber is in hot water in Europe, again. The American car-sharing service faces fines of up to 250,000 euros, or $330,000, and its German employees face up to six months in jail if the company violates a temporary ban imposed across Germany by a Frankfurt-based court.
Sep 02, 2014

Uber Service Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court nyti.ms/1pkW062

Sep 02, 2014

Uber's low-cost service banned in Germany until upcoming hearing nyti.ms/1nSzYrV #sharingeconomy

Sep 02, 2014

RT @gsterling: Uber banned in Germany until hearing later in year re its legality in the country bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/ube…

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Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal

nytimes.com — More than 50 years after its publication, Hannah Arendt's "Eichmann in Jerusalem" remains enduringly controversial, racking up a long list of critics who continue to pick apart her depiction of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann as an exemplar of "the banality of evil," a bloodless, nearly mindless bureaucrat who "never realized what he was doing."
Sep 02, 2014

Fascinating new installment in Eichmann chronicles, reported on by NYT's Jenny Schuessler nyti.ms/1qxfI2r

Sep 02, 2014

New Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal. German security service still hasn't released his file. nyti.ms/1pF7RSD

An Unusual Signature Draws Attention to Nu Skin

dealbook.nytimes.com — Former United States presidents don't typically become bankers after their time in office. Nor, for that matter, do they come back from the dead. But Richard M. Nixon, the nation's 37th president, appeared to have done both, at least according to a recent regulatory filing from Nu Skin, a multilevel marketing company that is based in Utah.
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