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A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

nytimes.com — People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @PamBelluck: Low-carb diets are better than low-fat diets says a new study - clearly explained in this story by @anahadoconnor nytimes.com/2014/09/02/hea…

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The Dubious Sources of Some Supreme Court ‘Facts’

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court received more than 80 friend-of-the-court briefs in the Hobby Lobby case. Most of these filings, also called amicus briefs, were dull and repetitive recitations of familiar legal arguments. Others stood out. They presented fresh, factual information that put the case in a broader context.
Sep 01, 2014

Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them nyti.ms/1nlvAl8

Sep 01, 2014

Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them nyti.ms/1nlvAl8

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Chris Christie’s Trip to Mexico Doubles as a Foreign Policy Test

nytimes.com — A few days after Russian forces invaded Crimea, touching off a diplomatic crisis, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was asked at a confidential meeting of Republican activists how he would have handled the situation differently from President Obama. It was not, according to several of those in attendance, a tough or unexpected inquiry.
Sep 01, 2014

Does Obama have "an instinctive reluctance to use force" or a calculated, disciplined reluctance? nyti.ms/1ubKAXM

Sep 01, 2014

Christie on how he'd deal with Putin: “I don’t believe, given who I am, that he would make the same judgment" nytimes.com/2014/09/02/us/…

Sep 01, 2014

Gov. Christie’s Trip to Mexico Doubles as a Foreign Policy Test nyti.ms/1qw6ZNX

Sep 01, 2014

RT @aburnspolitico: . @mikiebarb on Christie underscores how intensely personal GOP critique of Obama's foreign policy is nytimes.com/2014/09/02/us/…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @TheFix: Chris Christie fan? The opening few paragraphs of this story should make you nervous. ow.ly/AXNbK

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NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - As Ukrainian leaders warned on Monday of "a great war" with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe, officials of the alliance said.
Sep 01, 2014

'A great war has arrived at our doorstep, the likes of which Europe has not seen since World War II' nytimes.com/2014/09/02/wor…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @juliehdavis: NATO 2 create rapid-readiness force 4 E. Europe as Russian moves in Ukraine challenge alliance, w @StevenErlanger nyti.ms/1pjD0ow

Sep 01, 2014

NATO 2 create rapid-readiness force 4 E. Europe as Russian moves in Ukraine challenge alliance, w @StevenErlanger nyti.ms/1pjD0ow

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Militias Seize Control of Libyan Capital

nytimes.com — CAIRO - The government of Libya said Monday that it had lost control of its ministries to a coalition of militias that had taken over the capital, Tripoli, in another milestone in the disintegration of the state.
Sep 01, 2014

Libya today: "Two rival centers of government - one in Tripoli and the other in Tobruk - each all but powerless." nyti.ms/1vGikzG

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Fast-Food Workers Seeking Higher Wages Plan Civil Disobedience

nytimes.com — The next round of strikes by fast-food workers demanding higher wages is scheduled for Thursday, and this time, labor organizers plan to increase the pressure by staging widespread civil disobedience and having thousands of home-care workers join the protests.
Sep 01, 2014

Obama praises fast-food strikers saying they aim "to lift wages so they can provide for their families with dignity.” nytimes.com/2014/09/02/bus…

Sep 01, 2014

Labor organizers hope to recruit home health care aides to join in protests in 100 cities. nyti.ms/1pBoT3U

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Camden Turns Around With New Police Force

nytimes.com — CAMDEN, N.J. - In the summer of 2012, the year this city broke its own record for homicides, there were 21 people murdered here. This summer, there were six. Just as remarkably, with shootings down 43 percent in two years, and violent crime down 22 percent, Osvaldo Fernandez now lets his sons walk to school alone.
Sep 01, 2014

How eliminating the city's police force two years ago has led to a remarkable recovery in Camden, N.J. nyti.ms/1quasgc

Sep 01, 2014

RT @MatthewArco: More than a year after @GovChristie & others announced a new police force, #Camden sees results, reports @kzernike http://…

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ABC’s Bet on David Muir of ‘World News Tonight’

nytimes.com — As a 12-year-old nightly news addict in Syracuse, David Muir wrote a letter to the lead anchor of the local CBS affiliate, Ron Curtis, asking him how to become a TV reporter. The young Mr. Muir checked the mailbox every day until he finally received a typewritten response from the anchorman.
Sep 01, 2014

Teen’s twitter bio or NYT headline: “Confessional but Chill” nytimes.com/2014/09/02/art…

Sep 01, 2014

ABC's bet on David Muir as new "World News Tonight" anchor. Safe bet. He's going to be great. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/art…

Sep 01, 2014

Meet David Muir, the new face of ABC Evening News in what has to be the lowest key changing of the guard.. ever: nyti.ms/1nQh4C1

Sep 01, 2014

Meet DavidMuir, who starts at the ABC anchor desk Tues in what has to be the lowest key changing of the guards.. ever nyti.ms/1nQh4C1

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TimesMachine: Friday September 1, 1939

Sep 01, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: 75 years ago today, The Times reported Germany’s invasion of Poland—the start of World War II. timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1… pic.twitter.com/p4DaQ2KIIo

Sep 01, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: 75 years ago today, The Times reported Germany’s invasion of Poland—the start of World War II. timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1… pic.twitter.com/p4DaQ2KIIo

Sep 01, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: 75 years ago today, The Times reported Germany’s invasion of Poland—the start of World War II. timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1… pic.twitter.com/p4DaQ2KIIo

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Brainy, Yes, But Far From Handy

nytimes.com — STANFORD, Calif. - In factories and warehouses, robots routinely outdo humans in strength and precision. Artificial intelligence software can drive cars, beat grandmasters at chess and leave "Jeopardy!" champions in the dust. But machines still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch.
Sep 01, 2014

Robots still lack the right touch: “Humans are really good at this, and they have millions of years of evolution.” mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/sci…

Sep 01, 2014

Our sense of touch is basically the only thing that’s keeping us ahead of the robots. nytimes.com/2014/09/02/sci…

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Signs of Literary Life for Two Booksellers on the Upper West Side

nytimes.com — Print is not dead yet - at least not on the Upper West Side. As bookstore owners across Manhattan struggle with rising rents and competition from Amazon, two independent booksellers are, if not thriving, at least surviving.

P.R. Firm for Putin’s Russia Now Walking a Fine Line

nytimes.com — In 2006, executives from the public relations firm Ketchum flew to Moscow to secure an account that has since been worth tens of millions of dollars. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had hired Ketchum to provide advice on public relations before the nation hosted the Group of 8 meeting in St.
Sep 01, 2014

"There are some who would argue that Russia is just as legitimate a client as Philip Morris cigarettes." j.mp/1pAVyGM

Sep 01, 2014

#Putin's propaganda apparatus and output, unmatched since Goebbels, has a Washington friend. nyti.ms/1toxgS5

Sep 01, 2014

Robot flacks: "There are some who would argue that Russia is just as legitimate a client as Philip Morris cigarettes" bit.ly/1nPzpiH

Sep 01, 2014

P.R. Firm for Putin’s Russia Now Walking a Fine Line nyti.ms/1qu2JP6

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Both Sides Cite Discrimination in Battle Over Texas Voter ID Law

nytimes.com — HOUSTON - Minority groups and Democrats in Texas have loudly opposed a state law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots. But one of the law's biggest critics can be found not in Texas but Washington - Eric H. Holder Jr., the United States attorney general.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @JustADCohen: False equivalence headline of weekend RT @nytimes: Both Sides Cite Discrimination in Battle Over Texas Voter ID Law nyti.ms/1pBDrki

Sep 01, 2014

RT @jamesrhenson: 2 Sides Cite Discrimination as Battle on Texas Voting Law Heads to Court, via @nytimes #txlege #tx2014 nytimes.com/2014/09/02/us/…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @JustADCohen: False equivalence headline of weekend RT @nytimes: Both Sides Cite Discrimination in Battle Over Texas Voter ID Law nyti.ms/1pBDrki

Sep 01, 2014

False equivalence headline of weekend RT @nytimes: Both Sides Cite Discrimination in Battle Over Texas Voter ID Law nyti.ms/1pBDrki

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Leveling the College Playing Field

nytimes.com — To the Editor: Re " Generation Later, Poor Still Rare at Elite Colleges " (front page, Aug. 26): When my children and I were touring schools last year, admissions officers and student guides often seemed oblivious to the economic or cultural concerns of some of the prospective students.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @louisestory: Interesting Reader Reactions to NYT story on the scarcity of poor students at elite colleges.. nyti.ms/1q4qsqz

Sep 01, 2014

Interesting Reader Reactions to NYT story on the scarcity of poor students at elite colleges.. nyti.ms/1q4qsqz

Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Pregnant women often go to great lengths to give their babies a healthy start in life. They quit smoking, skip the chardonnay, switch to decaf, forgo aspirin. They say no to swordfish and politely decline Brie.
Sep 01, 2014

Rethinking antidepressant use by pregnant Moms. Too many risks for newborns? by @ronicaryn well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/pos… via @nytimes @cslnyt

Sep 01, 2014

Rethinking antidepressant use by pregnant moms. Too many risks for newborns? @ronicaryn well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/pos…

Sep 01, 2014

Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns nyti.ms/1r7btfk

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