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Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes Al Qaeda’s Patron

nytimes.com — BAMAKO, Mali - The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros. The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem.
Jul 30, 2014

"They always pay." How European ransoms are bankrolling Al Qaeda, and why British passports are "death certificates." mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/wor…

Jul 30, 2014

When in captivity for 5 months you forge a special relationship the things around you. Photos by @scarlettlion nyti.ms/UBKhIN

Jul 30, 2014

RT @heathertal: "Put more bluntly, Europe has become an inadvertent underwriter of Al Qaeda." @rcallimachi's important story: nyti.ms/WM9D8B

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A Debate About Plagiarism as The Times Investigates a Case

publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com — Here are a few of the realities of journalism in the digital age: Cutting and pasting an encyclopedia sentence into one's notes, and then changing a few words around for a story is simple enough. And what's almost as simple is comparing those sentences with a digital search.
Jul 30, 2014

NYT public editor says "stakes are higher" at NYT than anywhere else when reporter accused of plagiarism. Oh really? publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/car…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @Sulliview: A Debate About Plagiarism as The Times Investigates a Case. My post: nyti.ms/1lWBEzM #journalism #jj0014

Jul 30, 2014

"...an isolated instance of rewriting Wikipedia is not, in my opinion, a firing offense," @Sulliview argues. goo.gl/PqUvfp

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U.S. Economy Grew 4% in Second Quarter

nytimes.com — The United States economy rebounded in the spring after a dismal winter, the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday, growing at an annual rate of 4 percent for the three months from April through June.
Jul 30, 2014

U.S. Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Second Quarter, Beating Expectations, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1uGEfan

Jul 30, 2014

The economy grew 4 percent in second quarter, beating expectations. nyti.ms/1ob34BA

Jul 30, 2014

U.S. Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Second Quarter, Beating Expectations nyti.ms/1ob34BA

Jul 30, 2014

Wow--Economy grows at a robust 4% rate in second quarter, after output shrank in dreary first quarter nytimes.com/2014/07/31/bus… @dionnesearcey

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Loss of Shelter and Electricity Worsens a Crisis for Fleeing Gazans

nytimes.com — GAZA CITY - When artillery shattered their home near the Israeli border, Ibrahim Hillis, a grandfather, rushed his extended family to the city to seek shelter, but the schools were full and relatives' houses were already packed with others displaced by the war.
Jul 30, 2014

Loss of Shelter and Electricity Worsens a Crisis for Fleeing Gazans nyti.ms/1o0KQqM

Jul 30, 2014

RT @meslackman: “We are living in the dirt,” said Mr. Hillis, 73. “There is no work, no money, no medical treatment." nyti.ms/1o0Eqbf

Jul 30, 2014

If u control "Gaza’s borders, sea access, airspace, cellphone frequencies and population registry," r u not occupier? tinyurl.com/q7x33ap

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