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U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in a letter on Monday.
Jul 28, 2014

U.S. says Russia tested cruise missile, violating nuclear treaty nyti.ms/1uBhuEK

Jul 28, 2014

Unsure if this is a redline ----> U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty nyti.ms/1o8eUg2

Jul 28, 2014

Obama sends warning letter to Putin, says Russia tested cruise missile, violating treaty, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1uBhuEK

Jul 28, 2014

RT @CuffyMeh: Oh look, Russia is breaking missile treaties. Never saw that coming. nytimes.com/2014/07/29/wor…

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The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests

nytimes.com — America's four-decade war on drugs is responsible for many casualties, but the criminalization of marijuana has been perhaps the most destructive part of that war. The toll can be measured in dollars - billions of which are thrown away each year in the aggressive enforcement of pointless laws.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @barryeisler: Encouraging to see so much drug-prohibition sanity coming from the NYT… nyti.ms/1kkglwV

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Criminalizing marijuana has been perhaps the most destructive part of America's war on drugs nyti.ms/1ArhnvZ via @nytopinion

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Criminalizing marijuana has been perhaps the most destructive part of America's war on drugs nyti.ms/1ArhnvZ via @nytopinion

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytopinion: The Editorial Board's series continues: The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests nyti.ms/1nOM4Hi

Jul 28, 2014

NYTEditorial: On the lives destroyed & billions spent cuz of needless marijuna arrests & harsh penalties nytimes.com/2014/07/29/opi… @jessewegman

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OKCupid Publishes Findings of User Experiments

nytimes.com — Love is not blind, as it turns out. But opposites attract when people think they are similar. These are two findings about the users of OKCupid, one of the web's most popular dating sites, that provide a window into how we chase romantic partners in the digital age.
Jul 28, 2014

"@SuzanneSpecNYT: Love on the web. It's a messy business. @mollywood on how okcupid toys with emotions! nyti.ms/1xrVyrL"

Jul 28, 2014

Looking for Love on the Web, as It Experiments With You, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1uBI54z

Jul 28, 2014

Looking for Love on the Web, as It Experiments With You, via @nytimes // of course the sites manipulate nyti.ms/1uBI54z

Jul 28, 2014

Pretty obnoxious: OKCupid experimented on users, including me. And then misled me about what they had done. fb.me/7j4PWrTdx

Jul 28, 2014

Kind of obnoxious. @okcupid experimented on users, including me. (They lied about score on 1 guy I chatted with.) nyti.ms/1nUSfb9

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It's Time to Push Back When Government Controls the Message

publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com — Rick Santorum was talking - but not quite without interruption. In a 2005 interview with Mark Leibovich, then of the Washington Post and now of the New York Times, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania was describing how he felt at the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @scoopscout: Journalists question growing practice of public officials only doing interviews in presence of PR "minders." nyti.ms/1k4ipbY

Jul 28, 2014

Journalists question growing practice of public officials only doing interviews in presence of PR "minders." nyti.ms/1k4ipbY

Jul 28, 2014

RT @MarkLeibovich: Who'll mind the minders? Exposure will mind them // It’s Time to Push Back When Government Controls the Message nyti.ms/1nSvXGX

Jul 28, 2014

Who'll mind the minders? Exposure will mind them // It’s Time to Push Back When Government Controls the Message nyti.ms/1nSvXGX

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Judge to Rule Soon on Disputed Sale of Clippers

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - Judge Michael Levanas said Monday that he was prepared to issue a tentative oral ruling later in the day in the case that is likely to determine whether Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, can block a record $2 billion sale of the team that his wife, Rochelle, brokered to the businessman Steve Ballmer.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @NYTSports: BREAKING: Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Sale of Clippers nyti.ms/1znM3g7

Jul 28, 2014

RT @TomJolly: Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Sale of Clippers nyti.ms/1o7ycSA

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Timing the Call to Repeal Marijuana

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — In February of 2011, The Seattle Times published a very influential editorial calling for marijuana to be legalized. Its impact was significant because it gave mainstream support to legalization at the moment when the state of Washington was beginning a serious debate on the issue.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @nytimes: Why the NYT editorial board chose now to call for the legalization of marijuana nyti.ms/1mWcz7z

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Why the NYT editorial board chose now to call for the legalization of marijuana nyti.ms/1mWcz7z

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Why the NYT editorial board chose now to call for the legalization of marijuana nyti.ms/1mWcz7z

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Why the NYT editorial board chose now to call for the legalization of marijuana nyti.ms/1mWcz7z

Jul 28, 2014

"We’re glad to have joined The Seattle Times and other newspapers..." Now that's what I call leadership. takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/tim…

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For Passengers Stuck in the Terminal, an Opportunity to Exercise

nytimes.com — PHILADELPHIA - Dana Donofree had half an hour to wait for her flight to Atlanta and decided to use the time by working out - in a terminal at Philadelphia International Airport. Sitting on an exercise bike in Terminal D on a recent morning, Ms. Donofree was cycling at a leisurely pace, wearing jeans and checking her phone as jets taxied outside.
Jul 28, 2014

We need these in the newsroom alongside vending machines. MT @nytimes: ... free stationary bikes nyti.ms/1mVZACS

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Passengers stuck in the Philadelphia airport can exercise on free stationary bikes nyti.ms/1mVZACS

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Passengers stuck in the Philadelphia airport can exercise on free stationary bikes nyti.ms/1mVZACS

Jul 28, 2014

Great idea! RT @nytimes: Passengers stuck in the Philadelphia airport can exercise on free stationary bikes nyti.ms/1mVZACS

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Tells Store to Drop 9/11 Items

nytimes.com — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has a "great concern." It is not about the state of the region's airports. Or the difficulties of rebuilding the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Or the growing perception that politics has driven the agency's decision making.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @2AvSagas: So @PANYNJ can't run a competent agency or FOIA website but can go after Fishs Eddy on tenuous IP claims? Get out. nytimes.com/2014/07/29/nyr…

Jul 28, 2014

“Your use of the Port Authority’s assets on dinnerware and other items is of great concern to the Port Authority" nyti.ms/1tkNI5x

Pagan High Priest Finds Few Believers Inside City Hall

nytimes.com — BEEBE, Ark. - Bertram Dahl is a boyish 48-year-old who was raised in rural Arkansas by a Pentecostal preacher. He is fond of wearing loose white tunics; in this land of boots and ball caps, he can seem like a visitor from Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @nytimes: Pagan High Priest Finds Few Believers Inside City Hall nyti.ms/1nPg45M

Jul 28, 2014

“I don’t feel that we need a Pagan church in Beebe...It’s a very religious community.” nytimes.com/2014/07/29/us/…

Jul 28, 2014

This piece on one Pagan's fight with his town is so interesting I can hardly decide which lines to tweet: nytimes.com/2014/07/29/us/…

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New Venture Fund Binary Capital Focuses on Mission, Not Just Metrics

dealbook.nytimes.com — In 2011, after raising more than $3 million in early-stage funding, Chantel Waterbury, founder of Chloe & Isabel, which makes handcrafted jewelry, was still being hotly pursued by investors. "I sent everyone the standard email, which was basically, 'Sorry, not now,' " said Ms. Waterbury, whose New York-based company sells its wares exclusively through independent merchandisers.

Teaching Teaching

nytimes.com — I'm starting to wonder if we've entered some kind of golden age of books about education. First came Paul Tough's book, " How Children Succeed," about the importance of developing noncognitive skills in students. It was published in September 2012.

On Subway, Flying Feet Can Lead to Handcuffs

nytimes.com — The young dancers, Peppermint and Butterscotch, scanned the scattered faces aboard the New York City subway. One caught their eye. "Are you a cop?" a performer asked, as their Q train rumbled toward Canal Street. The man waved them off. Peppermint and Butterscotch were satisfied. "It's showtime!" they shouted.

Banks Cash In on Mergers Intended to Elude Taxes

dealbook.nytimes.com — Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, recently said, "I love America." Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, wrote an opinion article saying, "Investing in America still produces the best return." Yet guess who's behind the recent spate of merger deals in which major United States corporations have renounced their citizenship in search of a lower tax bill?

Cuomo Defends His Handling of Ethics Panel

nytimes.com — BUFFALO - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday defended his office's dealings with a panel he appointed to root out public corruption, asserting that his aides offered only "advice" to the commission meant to be helpful. The governor described the panel, which he abruptly disbanded in March in exchange for the passage of a modest package of new ethics laws, as a phenomenal success.
Jul 28, 2014

Cuomos's revised defenses & contradictory statements on Moreland Commish Monday "increasingly difficult to untangle" mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/nyr…

Jul 28, 2014

NYT: While defending allegations that he hobbled a state ethics panel, @NYGovcuomo was contradictory and defiant. nytimes.com/2014/07/29/nyr…

Jul 28, 2014

Our updated story on the day that was in Buffalo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Defends His Handling of Ethics Commission: nyti.ms/1lNJLyk

Jul 28, 2014

RT @nickconfessore: Cuomo last year: Commission can probe anyone. Last week: Except me! Today: "I never said it couldn’t investigate me." nyti.ms/1nS3HUV

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NYTimes

nytimes.com — EVERY decade or so, somebody writes an essay about Dawn Powell, and a few hundred more people discover her work, and are grateful. And that's it. Few American novelists have been so lavishly praised by so many high-powered critics to so little effect.
Jul 29, 2014

@orfamayquest I blush to say it, but I played a not-insignificant part in the Dawn Powell revival: tinyurl.com/m9nqmx4