October 20, 2014
Updated 10:11 PM

Stories Journalists Are Talking About

Restaurants in D.C. Are Moving Into Residential Neighborhoods

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - On a scrubby block in a working-class neighborhood east of Rock Creek Park, plopped down among cheap hair salons, a dry cleaner and a sad-looking liquor store, the future of dining in Washington, D.C., has arrived.
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RT @JillDLawrence: Things you never knew: “Mark Warner is the culinary Cousteau for senators hoping to find new hip places" in DC. nyti.ms/1t6vO5J

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Things you never knew: “Mark Warner is the culinary Cousteau for senators hoping to find new hip places" in DC. nyti.ms/1t6vO5J

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Chuck Schumer: “Mark Warner is the culinary Cousteau for senators hoping to find new hip places in Washington." nytimes.com/2014/10/22/din…

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To get a quote like this: "Mark Warner is the culinary Cousteau for senators…” nyti.ms/1uw5H4O

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Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

washingtonpost.com — Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month - and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more - while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show.
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Fed workers on extended leaves cost $775 million in 3-year period wapo.st/11XHu0A @washingtonpost

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Late to it but fascinating read today: Extended federal leaves cost $775 million in 3-year period wapo.st/11XHu0A via @washingtonpost

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Scoop du jour: 57,000 fed workers on extended paid leave over 3-year period at cost of $775m in salaries. @Reinlwapo wapo.st/10ethfe

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Oscar De La Renta Dead: Fashion Designer Dies at 82

variety.com — Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82, according to ABC News. more to come...
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RT @maggiewrobel: Wow. A legend. :( RT @Variety: BREAKING: Fashion designer Oscar De la Renta dies at 82 on.variety.com/1sIxalJ

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MORE: De la Renta, who dressed first ladies & celebrities, had battled cancer, @variety rpts: on.variety.com/1sIxalJ pic.twitter.com/VtSbPVjiGO

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Opinion: Why it’s so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola

poynter.org — In the last week, we've learned that three U.S. universities have canceled invitations to journalists due to fears about Ebola: Syracuse University rescinded an invitation to Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille because he had reported on the epidemic in Liberia, and even though he'd been home longer than the 21-day self-monitoring period and had no symptoms, "there have been questions raised about whether the incubation period is longer," Lorraine Branham, the dean of Syracuse's S.I.
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RT @dangillmor: Journalism schools demonstrate "willful disregard for facts" in Ebola panic. bit.ly/1t6aa2M

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RT @dangillmor: Journalism schools demonstrate "willful disregard for facts" in Ebola panic. bit.ly/1t6aa2M

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Opinion: Why it’s so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola | Poynter.: poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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RT @dangillmor: Journalism schools demonstrate "willful disregard for facts" in Ebola panic. bit.ly/1t6aa2M

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died

usatoday.com — One of the world's most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, has died, reports ABC News and Univision. He was 82. De la Renta's health was described earlier this month by the New York Times as "precarious." He had cancer in 2006, and at his women's wear show in September looked "frail."
Oct 20, 2014

This is such a huge loss. What a talent. Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died usat.ly/1tGsiRE via @usatoday

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Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer, Dies at 82

nytimes.com — Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco's Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn.
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@nytimes: Breaking News: Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer, Dies at 82 nyti.ms/1FtQmKI

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Sad news RT @nytimes: Breaking News: Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer, Dies at 82 nyti.ms/1FtQmKI

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RT @tmagazine: Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer, Dies at 82 – @nytimes So very sad. Our best to his family. nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr…

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@nytimes: Breaking News: Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer, Dies at 82 nyti.ms/1FtQmKI

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Eli Lake And Josh Rogin Leaving The Daily Beast, Expected To Join Bloomberg View

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Daily Beast reporters Eli Lake and Josh Rogin are leaving the news and culture site and expected to join Bloomberg View, according to sources familiar with the move. Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman did not comment as to where Lake and Rogin are headed, but confirmed in an email to staff that they're leaving the site.
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Eli Lake And Josh Rogin Leaving Daily Beast, Expected To Join Bloomberg View huff.to/1rZkdAk

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RT @jacklgoldsmith: Two of the best nat'l security reporters-Eli Lake and Josh Rogin-are leaving Daily Beast and going to Bloomberg. huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/eli…

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RT @jacklgoldsmith: Two of the best nat'l security reporters-Eli Lake and Josh Rogin-are leaving Daily Beast and going to Bloomberg. huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/eli…

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RT @tomgara: "Keith Urbahn, president of the firm Javelin, which represents Lake and Rogin" huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/eli…

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RT @JoshuaGreen: Boom RT @thegarance Eli Lake And Josh Rogin Leaving Daily Beast, Expected To Join Bloomberg View huff.to/1rZkdAk via @HuffPostMedia

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Fashion Icon Oscar de La Renta Dies at 82

abcnews.go.com — Legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82. De La Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. More to come...
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RT @DavidCornDC: A hoot. James O'Keefe puts on a disguise mustache & goes undercover-but tweets out a pic of his undercover self. http://t.…

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Colorado Dems: We caught @JamesOKeefeIII & friends trying to bait us into approving voter fraud - my latest: bit.ly/1CN0Ctx #cosen

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RT @JonMurray: Fun times: Colorado Dems say James O'Keefe and his friends trying to bait them into condoning voter fraud motherjones.com/politics/2014/… #copolitics

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Fun times: Colorado Dems say James O'Keefe and his friends trying to bait them into condoning voter fraud motherjones.com/politics/2014/… #copolitics

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

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RT @CNN: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, friends of the family & industry colleagues say. cnn.it/1x2zswy http://t.co/g…

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RT @cnnbrk: Designer Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars, brides. He has died at age 82. cnn.it/1uwG0Rz pic.twitter.com/h8xIzEEFgx

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RT @CNN: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, friends of the family & industry colleagues say. cnn.it/1x2zswy http://t.co/g…

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RT @cnnbrk: Designer Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars, brides. He has died at age 82. cnn.it/1uwG0Rz pic.twitter.com/h8xIzEEFgx

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The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army

gawker.com — Gamergate is substantively about nothing; ask a hundred of its angry, anonymous backers what it's fighting for, and you'll get a hundred different, zany answers. But a few internet opportunists are using the chaos to make themselves celebrities. Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker ...
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The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army bit.ly/1puYj88

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The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army gawker.com/the-d-list-rig…

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Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You as Much as Smoking Does

motherjones.com — Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health, a study of 5,300 adults compared the cells of people who drink soda every day to those of their non-soda-drinking counterparts.
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RT @andersoncooper: Yikes!!! RT @MotherJones: Drinking a "medium" soda every day can age you as much as smoking bit.ly/1wkbEV0 pic.twitter.com/H5wPlZ97SF

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RT @andersoncooper: Yikes!!! RT @MotherJones: Drinking a "medium" soda every day can age you as much as smoking bit.ly/1wkbEV0 pic.twitter.com/H5wPlZ97SF

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RT @KCPTnews: One more reason to walk past the vending machine at work. bit.ly/1vE8gpY via @motherjones #healthKCPT

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So can I get "soda patch" to kick the habit? MT Drinking a Soda Every Day Can Age You as Much as Smoking motherjones.com/blue-marble/20… @MotherJones

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In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror

nytimes.com — MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberians have become accustomed to living with demons. Long before Ebola arrived, the people here endured 14 years of civil war, one that snuffed out 200,000 lives and ignited acts of barbarism that laid waste to the country.