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White House Expresses Displeasure Over Speech Planned by Netanyahu

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders' invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House.
Jan 29, 2015

I wrote to the public editor about nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/… for her AnonyWatch series. A 'senior official' with no name but also: no quotes!

Jan 29, 2015

NYTimes: Administration Official Criticizes Israeli Ambassador Over Netanyahu Visit nyti.ms/1ByJZTK

Jan 29, 2015

The White House is so mad at @AmbDermer that an aide won't be quoted or named, but trust them, they're really mad mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mikiebarb: Ron Dermer is not a popular guy in the Obama White House. Aides diss him on background: mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ananavarro: Think he cares, much? Me neither "@mikiebarb: Ron Dermer not a popular guy in Obama WH. Aides diss him on background mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/…

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U.S. Suddenly Goes Quiet on Effort to Bolster Afghan Forces

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The United States has spent about $65 billion to build Afghanistan 's army and police forces, and until this month the American-led coalition regularly shared details on how the money was being put to use and on the Afghan forces' progress.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @aellick: if you're American, you're still funding the war in Afghanistan. but you're no longer entitled to know any details buff.ly/1Hi252m

Jan 29, 2015

if you're American, you're still funding the war in Afghanistan. but you're no longer entitled to know any details buff.ly/1Hi252m

Jan 29, 2015

Great piece from @mrosenbergNYT - ISAF classifies basic information about ANSF & even tried to classify US troop # mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/wor…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mattapuzzo: One of the only metrics for measuring success in "post war" Afghanistan is now classified. So stop asking, k-thanks. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/wor…

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Father of Boy With Leukemia Asks California School Officials to Bar Unvaccinated Students

nytimes.com — In the latest salvo in the vaccination wars that have shaken California since a measles outbreak originated at Disneyland last month, the father of a 6-year-old boy with leukemia has asked the superintendent of his Marin County school district to keep unvaccinated children out of school.
Jan 29, 2015

Sick Child’s Father Seeks Vaccination Requirement in California nyti.ms/1Byq47p

Jan 29, 2015

“He still has to go back every month for blood work, and now he asks, ‘Can I get immunized yet?’” nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jestei: Sick Child’s Father Seeks Vaccination Requirement in California nyti.ms/1JJbePp

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6 Days That Felled Sheldon Silver, the Speaker Who Ruled Albany for Decades

nytimes.com — ALBANY - After 21 years dominating Albany through his stoicism and unyielding will, Sheldon Silver met his downfall, appropriately enough, after an uncomfortable silence. Late on Monday afternoon, Mr. Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York Assembly, addressed scores of his Democratic colleagues who had grimly gathered in a corner conference room in the State Capitol.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @NYTMetro: The story of the six-day, slow-motion toppling of Sheldon Silver that culminated on Tuesday evening. nyti.ms/1DiLGot

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NYTMetro: The story of the six-day, slow-motion toppling of Sheldon Silver that culminated on Tuesday evening. nyti.ms/1DiLGot

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NYTMetro: The story of the six-day, slow-motion toppling of Sheldon Silver that culminated on Tuesday evening. nyti.ms/1DiLGot

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What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything

nytimes.com — You have two options when you approach a hostile checkpoint in a war zone, and each is a gamble. The first is to stop and identify yourself as a journalist and hope that you are respected as a neutral observer. The second is to blow past the checkpoint and hope the soldiers guarding it don't open fire on you.
Jan 29, 2015

Wow my doctor wouldnt even let me go to the emmys “@nytimes: What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything nyti.ms/1ERdh18

Jan 29, 2015

Great read by @lynseyaddario on the challenges of a woman war photographer. @pauldebendern you must be very proud. goo.gl/mKA2KA

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New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels

nytimes.com — Western governments have made a wrong turn in energy policy by supporting the large-scale conversion of plants into fuel and should reconsider that strategy, according to a new report from a prominent environmental think tank. Turning plant matter into liquid fuel or electricity is so inefficient that the approach is unlikely ever to supply a substantial fraction of global energy demand, the report found.
Jan 29, 2015

many of the claims for biofuels have been dramatically exaggerated," via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/01/29/sci…

Jan 29, 2015

New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/01/29/sci…

Jan 29, 2015

New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reconsidering Reliance on Biofuels, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/01/29/sci…

Jan 29, 2015

I presume this isn't a misprint: solar panels are 50 times more efficient at harvesting useful energy than biofuels. nyti.ms/1v7onie

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Why Obama’s Proposal for 529s Had No Chance

nytimes.com — The first rule of modern tax policy is raise taxes only on the rich. The second rule is that your family isn't rich, even if you make a lot of money. President Obama 's State of the Union proposal to end the tax benefits for college savings accounts ran afoul of these rules, which is why he abandoned it, under intense pressure from both political parties, within a week.
Jan 29, 2015

"If you can’t go after tax provisions for the merely affluent, you're exempting almost everyone from tax increases.” nyti.ms/1txCSuI

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jbarro: The first rule of taxes is only raise taxes on the rich. The second rule is nobody's rich. nyti.ms/1yB8v2a

Jan 29, 2015

RT @annasale: "the idea that $200K is a normal, not-rich family income, at least along the Acela corridor, has taken hold" nytimes.com/2015/01/29/ups…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jbarro: The first rule of taxes is only raise taxes on the rich. The second rule is nobody's rich. nyti.ms/1yB8v2a

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Amid Trial Over Silk Road, an Online Black Market, a Debate Over Emojis

nytimes.com — The trial of Ross W. Ulbricht, a California man charged with running an online black-market bazaar called Silk Road, had barely begun when an unusual objection was lodged. At issue was a piece of information that Mr. Ulbricht's lawyer suggested was critically important, yet was omitted by federal prosecutors: an emoji.
Jan 29, 2015

At Silk Road Trial, Lawyers Fight to Include Evidence They Call Vital: Emoji, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/01/29/nyr…

Jan 29, 2015

At Silk Road Trial, Lawyers Fight to Include Evidence They Call Vital: Emoji – via @NYTNow nyti.ms/1JJHAtd

Jan 29, 2015

The modern world strikes again: Your emojis can be used as evidence in trial. nyti.ms/1yyo36w

Jan 29, 2015

Interesting piece on infiltration of emoticons into accepted language, and the legal ramifications nyti.ms/1zfnkLj #SilkRoadTrial

Jan 29, 2015

The end is nigh, emojis enter the courtroom (via the Silk Road trial) mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/nyr…

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Michelle Obama Praised for Bold Stand She Did Not Take

nytimes.com — As images of President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, with the new Saudi leader, King Salman, circulated online after their brief visit to Riyadh on Tuesday, commentators, observers watching from afar, seized on the fact that Mrs. Obama had not covered her hair during the audience with the new monarch.
Jan 29, 2015

No. There isn't a controversy RT Michelle Obama Praised for Bold Stand She Didn’t Take in Saudi Arabia, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/01/29/wor…

Jan 29, 2015

Michelle Obama Praised for Bold Stand She Didn’t Take in Saudi Arabia nyti.ms/1JJUyHz

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‘This.’ Has People Clamoring for an Invite

nytimes.com — "This" is now more than a pronoun. In the online realm of social media, "this" is a statement, a proclamation, a call to action. Written often in caps, or as a hashtag (#THIS), "this" means "I second this sentiment," "This is great" or "Read this."
Jan 29, 2015

Yay @agolis, king of the slow internet. @THISdotcm clamor-ers, I have some golden tickets. nytimes.com/2015/01/29/fas…

Jan 29, 2015

Oh look, Path version for Twitter: ‘This.’ Has People Clamoring for an Invite nyti.ms/1zChFCw

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Study Points to Cognitive Dangers of Tackle Football Before Age 12

nytimes.com — A new study of N.F.L. retirees found that those who began playing tackle football when they were younger than 12 years old increased their risk of developing memory and thinking problems later in life. The study, published in the medical journal Neurology by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, was based on tests given to 42 former N.F.L.
Jan 29, 2015

Mom.Dad. Basketball? Baseball? Track? NYT: Study of Retirees Links Youth Football to Brain Problems nyti.ms/1CzNgUg

Jan 29, 2015

Study of Retirees Links Youth Football to Brain Problems nytimes.com/2015/01/29/spo…

Jan 29, 2015

Study of Retirees Links Youth Football to Brain Problems nyti.ms/1wBCoOX

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