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Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78

nytimes.com — Marion S. Barry Jr., a sharecropper's son and civil rights pioneer who became a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of Washington, went to prison on cocaine charges, then recaptured City Hall in one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of American urban politics, died shortly after midnight on Sunday.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @kateamaraWBAL: Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78 – via @NYTNow nytimes.com/2014/11/24/us/…

Nov 23, 2014

R.I.P. Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/24/us/…

Nov 23, 2014

WOW RT @nytimes: Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78 nyti.ms/1xPyo3v

Nov 23, 2014

. @nytimes: "Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78" nyti.ms/1rccn7x

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Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

nytimes.com — GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. - What will they call this place once the glaciers are gone? A century ago, this sweep of mountains on the Canadian border boasted some 150 ice sheets, many of them scores of feet thick, plastered across summits and tucked into rocky fissures high above parabolic valleys.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @greenmeme: NY Times: Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park j.mp/1C00qMa

Nov 22, 2014

RT @nytimes: In 30 years, there may be no more glaciers at Glacier National Park nyti.ms/1tc89gR pic.twitter.com/zBUPOq432V

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The Downside of the Boom

nytimes.com — WILLISTON, N.D. - In early August 2013, Arlene Skurupey of Blacksburg, Va., got an animated call from the normally taciturn farmer who rents her family land in Billings County, N.D. There had been an accident at the Skurupey 1-9H oil well. "Oh, my gosh, the gold is blowing," she said he told her.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @hfairfield: With North Dakota’s booming oil industry came thousands of spills, leaks, fires and blowouts nyti.ms/1rak3ad pic.twitter.com/DU6dX8EKN3

Nov 22, 2014

RT @nytimes: North Dakota took on a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on warnings and second chances nyti.ms/11nPHKO

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In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @salmansid: In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghanistan Combat nyti.ms/1xABCGB

Nov 22, 2014

RT @nathanLfuller: Web version: "In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat nytimes.com/2014/11/22/us/…" | Print: "In a shift..." pic.twitter.com/m8p6itCfFE

Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 22, 2014

In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat nyti.ms/1qKHZqm

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Republican-Led Benghazi Inquiry Largely Backs Administration

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - A Republican-led investigation into the fatal 2012 attacks on American outposts in Benghazi, Libya, has reached conclusions similar to at least five other government inquiries into the episode, finding little evidence to back up Republican lawmakers' most damning accusations about how the Obama administration responded to the attacks.
Nov 23, 2014

Like 5 other govt reports, one released on Fri said the admin hadn't intentionally misled public on Benghazi. nyti.ms/1Fdnd3s

Nov 22, 2014

RT @tackettdc: GOP-led Benghazi inquiry bolsters Obama administration @michaelsschmidt nyti.ms/1rafNrs

Nov 22, 2014

This is the sixth govt report on Benghazi. They all say pretty much the same thing, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/23/wor…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @nytimes: Republican-Led Benghazi Inquiry Largely Backs Administration nyti.ms/1yEyZBV

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TimesMachine: Saturday November 23, 1963

timesmachine.nytimes.com — The complete edition of the New York Times published on Saturday November 23, 1963.
Nov 23, 2014

MT @NYTArchives: 51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. nyti.ms/1xf8Iry pic.twitter.com/40WmPEUitT

Nov 22, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: 51 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. nyti.ms/1xf8Iry pic.twitter.com/eLP899hKwo

Nov 22, 2014

RT @TheMirrorStyle: Another wordy belter! RT @NYTArchives: 51 years ago President John F Kennedy was assassinated. nyti.ms/1xf8Iry pic.twitter.com/92jTfSlOVt

Nov 22, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: 51 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas. nyti.ms/1xf8Iry pic.twitter.com/kSJw4qYaOr

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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies

nytimes.com — LONDON - European nations, Israel's largest trading partners and a historical bastion of support, are taking stronger measures to support Palestinian sovereignty and condemn what many see as aggressive, expansionist Israeli policies. After years of mounting frustrations widely expressed but rarely acted on, politicians from Britain, France, Spain and Sweden have embraced symbolic steps to pressure Israel into a more accommodating stance toward the Palestinians.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @ddknyt: Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies, via @nytimes @StevenErlanger nytimes.com/2014/11/23/wor…

Nov 23, 2014

Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies nyti.ms/1FdRzTv

Nov 23, 2014

RT @ddknyt: Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies, via @nytimes @StevenErlanger nytimes.com/2014/11/23/wor…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @NTarnopolsky: Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies, from @StevenErlanger nytimes.com/2014/11/23/wor…

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As Democrats Work to Unify, a Top Reid Aide Causes a Rift

nytimes.com — President Obama called Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, to broach a particularly delicate subject. It was during last year's government shutdown and standoff with Republicans, but Mr. Obama's frustration focused on one of their own.
Nov 22, 2014

Reid Is Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s nyti.ms/1vvZN9Q

Nov 22, 2014

Obama's "imperial presidency" can't keep Harry Reid's staffer from undermining policy? Now that's power... nytimes.com/2014/11/22/us/…

Nov 22, 2014

If you read 1 thing: a great story of a top Hill aide (Harry Reid's David Krone) w/ juicy details, via @nytimes: nyti.ms/1uLYcK5

Nov 22, 2014

RT @PostBaron: .@nytimes: This story by @philiprucker & @costareports "landed like an atom bomb." wapo.st/1zvalr2 http://t.co/rnEm…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @jasondhorowitz: David Krone -- Harry Reid's Id, Barack Obama's headache -- fascinates and infuriates Washington. My story. nytimes.com/2014/11/22/us/…

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Asia’s ‘Big Guy,’ Xi Jinping, Spreads Cash and Seeks Influence in Pacific Region

nytimes.com — BEIJING - When China's leader, Xi Jinping, visited the Australian state of Tasmania last week, he was greeted by a front page of the local newspaper written in Mandarin. He ate the island's salmon, which will soon be available in China, and met a rare beast known as the Tasmanian devil.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @JanePerlez: Asia’s ‘Big Guy’ Spreads Cash and Seeks Influence in Pacific Region nyti.ms/1xE8LRV

Nov 22, 2014

Kevin Frayer @kevinfrayer Asia’s ‘Big Guy’ Spreads Cash & Seeks Influence in Pacific...and eats Tasmanian salmon. nyti.ms/1xE8LRV

Nov 22, 2014

Asia’s ‘Big Guy’ Spreads Cash and Seeks Influence in Pacific Region nyti.ms/1xE8LRV

Nov 22, 2014

While Obama quickly returned to the White House, Mr. Xi kept going, spreading cash and seeking influence in Pacific - nyti.ms/1yEEXTi

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Amid Uproar, Cosby Gets Standing Ovations at Florida Show

nytimes.com — MELBOURNE, Fla. - The uproar over allegations that Bill Cosby had molested or assaulted several women, in some cases years ago, was almost nowhere in evidence on Friday night during a sold-out performance by the 77-year-old comedian on a college campus here.
Nov 23, 2014

Cosby telling Black ppl not to protest Rodney King's beating was admirable, says NYTimes mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/art… pic.twitter.com/8JWymOMQyg

Nov 22, 2014

? RT @nytimes: Nagging question as more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault: Did it have to be Cliff Huxtable? nyti.ms/155tun2

Nov 22, 2014

For Some Fans, Accusations of Rape Crumble Bill Cosby’s Wholesome Image, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/23/art…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @nytimes: A nagging question as more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault: Did it have to be Cliff Huxtable? nyti.ms/155tun2

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