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Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, NATO officials said on Friday. The West has long accused Russia of supporting the separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, but this is the first time it has said it had evidence of the direct involvement of the Russian military.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @JMLudes: You knew this wasn't over. RT @nytimes: Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says nyti.ms/1oYTtnU

Aug 22, 2014

RT @stevelevine: We are looking at the invasion. @Andrewtabler Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says nyti.ms/1qx3VhW

Aug 22, 2014

RT @stevelevine: We are looking at the invasion. @Andrewtabler Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says nyti.ms/1qx3VhW

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A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself "heartbroken" by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to "be relentless" against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American.
Aug 22, 2014

A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics nyti.ms/1tmJA3y "A lot of Democrats flinched"

Aug 22, 2014

RT @chrismayCBS3: NY Times: "Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley..." mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/us/…

Aug 22, 2014

NY Times: "Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley..." mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/us/…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @adamnagourney: A sure sign of a White House losing power: on the record criticism of Obama to NYT by a Dem operative, @jamespmanley nytimes.com/2014/08/22/us/…

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Moving Out of Brooklyn Because of High Prices

nytimes.com — By many measures, Jeff Huston and his wife, Lisa Medvedik-Huston, arrived late to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They weren't among the first waves of artists and hipsters in the early-to-mid '90s to cross the East River in search of cheaper, grittier confines.
Aug 22, 2014

“Brian,” Ms. Kim said, “held some reservations about the Q word.” nyti.ms/1AEgQpz

Aug 22, 2014

"Two swings hang by ropes from the wooden beams. 'It was a no-brainer, trust me,' he said.” nytimes.com/2014/08/24/rea…

Aug 22, 2014

Seems like a lot of words just to say that Brooklyn has gotten super-expensive nytimes.com/2014/08/24/rea… (via @MikeIsaac)

Aug 22, 2014

"Most of the buyers have jobs in sales, finance or accounting." This is why I kick the new people on the train: nytimes.com/2014/08/24/rea…

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Intersecting Interests at the Top of U.S. Tennis

nytimes.com — Jeff Williams, the longtime publisher of Tennis Media Company, sits on the board of directors of the United States Tennis Association, the sport's governing body and the organizer of the star-studded United States Open. Williams's company is also the U.S.T.A.'s single largest contractor, having received $2,782,700 in 2012, a relationship that the U.S.T.A.
Aug 22, 2014

"The USTA is classified for tax purposes as...a nonprofit group, akin to a chamber of commerce or the NFL." [sigh] nytimes.com/2014/08/23/spo…

Aug 22, 2014

On the eve of the U.S. Open, a dive into the US Tennis Assoc finances, from @marypilon and @lehrennyt nyti.ms/1pm9LXb

Aug 22, 2014

RT @christophclarey: Detailed l#NYT look at finances of the United States Tennis Association: some of which funds board member projects nyti.ms/1pm9LXb

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Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter

nytimes.com — KABUL, Afghanistan - The two candidates for president of Afghanistan both pledged on Friday to reverse the expulsion of an American journalist from the country as soon as they take office.
Aug 22, 2014

NYTimes: Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter nyti.ms/1mueMIl

Aug 22, 2014

Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of NYT Reporter nyti.ms/1pltTbS

Aug 22, 2014

RT @rodnordland: Both Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter @mrosenbergNYT nyti.ms/1pltTbS

Aug 22, 2014

Both Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter @mrosenbergNYT nyti.ms/1pltTbS

Aug 22, 2014

RT @rodnordland: Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter @mrosenbergNYT nyti.ms/1pltTbS

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Lesson From Old India: When an Economy Just Doesn’t Get Better

nytimes.com — Commentators have often compared the recent Great Recession of the United States and Europe to the Great Depression of the 1930s. In both cases, asset prices tumbled, financial systems turned insolvent and demand plummeted. One difference is that in the recent case, we mounted a swifter rescue effort than we did in the 1930s; for instance, Ben S.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @DLeonhardt: What's the right analogy to the US's economic problems? @tylercowen suggests 18th-century India. nytimes.com/2014/08/24/ups…. I learned a ton...

Aug 22, 2014

RT @pdacosta: In 1750, India accounted for 25% of world manufacturing output. By 1900 that was down to 2%. nyti.ms/1pmw7aX

Aug 22, 2014

In 1750, India accounted for 25% of world manufacturing output. By 1900 that was down to 2%. nyti.ms/1pmw7aX

Aug 22, 2014

RT @DLeonhardt: What's the right analogy to the US's economic problems? @tylercowen suggests 18th-century India. nytimes.com/2014/08/24/ups…. I learned a ton...

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Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense

nytimes.com — It's easy to look at the amazing advances in information technology and robotics over the last century and be fearful about the future of the American worker. From factory floors to your grocery store checkout, countless jobs once done by humans have been handed over to computers.
Aug 22, 2014

Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/08/23/ups…

Aug 22, 2014

Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense nyti.ms/1mv8wjA @tdav

Aug 22, 2014

RT @Neil_Irwin: Why the robots might not take our jobs after all: They lack common sense. nyti.ms/1AEjTy0

Aug 22, 2014

But @Neil_Irwin what if the robots not taking our jobs is part of their plot to make us their slaves? nyti.ms/1BKONWM

Aug 22, 2014

Still worried about my kids. Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense nyti.ms/1mv8wjA via @UpshotNYT

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Investigations Chief for New York City Jails Steps Down Amid Rikers Brutality Reports

nytimes.com — Less than a month after a damning federal report chronicled the assaults of teenage inmates by guards at Rikers Island, Florence L. Finkle, the commissioner overseeing investigations at the jail, resigned on Friday, a City Hall official said.
Aug 22, 2014

Commissioner responsible for investigations at Rikers Island resigned: nyti.ms/VLyKXD

Aug 22, 2014

Investigations Chief for New York City Jails Steps Down Amid Rikers Brutality Reports nytimes.com/2014/08/23/nyr…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @Sulliview: Investigations Chief for New York City Jails Steps Down Amid Rikers Brutality Reports nyti.ms/1toupah

Aug 22, 2014

Investigations Chief for New York City Jails Steps Down Amid Rikers Brutality Reports nyti.ms/1toupah

Aug 22, 2014

RT @NYTMetro: Investigations Chief for New York City Jails Steps Down Amid Rikers Brutality Reports nyti.ms/1oZ4Vju

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Among Whites, Protests Stir a Range of Emotions and a Lot of Perplexity

nytimes.com — CLAYTON, Mo. - The march of clergy members, black and white and demanding a full investigation into police actions in St. Louis County, wound from the well-groomed and highly reputed high school, past the curious onlookers out for sushi or Starbucks, and finally to the county prosecutor's office.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @monicadavey1: Mixed reaction to #Ferguson from the white suburbs: compassion, outrage, indifference. @campbellnyt tells the story. nytimes.com/2014/08/22/us/…

Aug 22, 2014

Mixed reaction to #Ferguson from the white suburbs: compassion, outrage, indifference. @campbellnyt tells the story. nytimes.com/2014/08/22/us/…

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Long-Term Trends in Economy More Worrisome Than Sudden Crash

nytimes.com — Employment losses during the Great Recession may have had more to do with factors like the rise of Walmart than with the recession itself, two economists say in a new academic paper.
Aug 22, 2014

"the #economy crashed at the moment that it was already beginning a gradual descent." nytimes.com/2014/08/23/ups…

Aug 22, 2014

"share of all workers who require gov't licenses has grown by 1 estimate from about 5% in the 1950s to 29% in 2008": nytimes.com/2014/08/23/ups…

Aug 22, 2014

Lower labor market churn and older companies are causing long-term problems in the economy, says a new paper nytimes.com/2014/08/23/ups…

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Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews

nytimes.com — LONDON - Liberal Zionists are at a crossroads. The original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism - which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a Palestinian state as well as a Jewish state with a permanent Jewish majority, and standing behind Israel when it was threatened - was well intentioned.
Aug 22, 2014

Strong take on death of liberal zionism. nytimes.com/2014/08/23/opi… Makes me think studying Rabin hooked me at early age to a "dying" stance.

Aug 22, 2014

RT @ben_geier: Amazing piece, @tonylerman. One of the most sincere and thoughtful on the subject I've read in awhile: nytimes.com/2014/08/23/opi…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @WajahatAli: The End of Liberal Zionism: #Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews nyti.ms/1ADI9jQ

Aug 22, 2014

Right-leaning pro-Israel folks: Do you think "the end of liberal Zionism" is a problem for Israel? nytimes.com/2014/08/23/opi…

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Afropunks, Come as You Are

lens.blogs.nytimes.com — In 1995, when I was 9, my family packed up our two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn and moved to a small Georgia suburb. In many Southern communities, desegregating white neighborhoods came slowly, as black families like mine fled cities in search of safer and affordable housing.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @Whitney_Rich: Inspired by Richard Avedon's fashion portraits, Phil Knott photographs Afropunks "as they are." nyti.ms/1vqYEwx

Aug 22, 2014

RT @Whitney_Rich: Inspired by Richard Avedon's fashion portraits, Phil Knott photographs Afropunks "as they are."nyti.ms/1vqYEwx pic.twitter.com/RZ6vieYxim

Aug 22, 2014

RT @nytimesphoto: Phil Knott photographs “the other black experience” among alternative music fans. nyti.ms/1q0h32B pic.twitter.com/4UzxvduoL8

Aug 22, 2014

Afropunk fest gets a @nyt photoessay - lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/afr…. Just have to make it to NYC for the next one..

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Secret Service Warns 1,000 Businesses on Hack That Affected Target

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores. The attacks are much more pervasive than previously reported, and hackers are pilfering the data of millions of payment cards from American consumers without companies knowing about it, according to a new Department of Homeland Security advisory released Friday afternoon.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @nytimesbits: Secret Service Warns 1,000 Businesses on Hack That Affected Target nyti.ms/1oZkBmM

Aug 22, 2014

RT @nicoleperlroth: News: More than 1,000 American businesses have been hit by same attack that compromised Target. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/sec…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @nicoleperlroth: We know of >12 companies hit by POS malware. That leaves +988 companies that have yet to know or step forward. http://…

Aug 22, 2014

We know of >12 companies hit by POS malware. That leaves +988 companies that have yet to know or step forward. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/sec…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @nicoleperlroth: News: More than 1,000 American businesses have been hit by same attack that compromised Target. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/sec…

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Gunmen Massacre More Than 50 Sunni Worshipers in Central Iraq

nytimes.com — BAGHDAD - More than 50 Sunni worshipers were killed during a militant raid on a mosque in central Iraq on Friday in an attack that security officials said appeared to be revenge for a number of deadly bombings earlier in the day.
Aug 22, 2014

Iraq: Mutual massacres, a Turkmen town under siege by ISIS. Sigh. Gunmen Massacre More Than 50 Sunni Worshipers nyti.ms/1muLPMq

Aug 22, 2014

RT @tarangoNYT: Gunmen Massacre More Than 50 Sunni Worshipers in Central Iraq, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1sZN1yJ

Aug 22, 2014

Gunmen Massacre More Than 50 Sunni Worshipers in Central Iraq, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1sZN1yJ

Aug 22, 2014

RT @deborahamos: Gunmen Massacre More Than 50 Sunni Worshipers in Central Iraq nyti.ms/1sZN1yJ

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Fatal Confrontation Heightens Tensions in Staten Island Police Precinct

nytimes.com — In a corner of Staten Island, on a sidewalk across from a tiny triangular park, a fatal police confrontation last month has drawn focus to an area plagued by disorder, and rife with simmering tensions over policing and poverty.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @grynbaum: Staten Island precinct where Garner died makes more stops than anywhere in NYC. Chief claims he gets no complaints. nyti.ms/1BKzmxQ

Aug 22, 2014

Staten Island precinct where Garner died makes more stops than anywhere in NYC. Chief claims he gets no complaints. nyti.ms/1BKzmxQ

Aug 22, 2014

Wow, neighborhood on Staten Island where #Garner was killed has worse violence probs than Brownsville/East New York nytimes.com/2014/08/23/nyr…

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