Q. And A.: An Escalating Migrant Crisis and an Intensifying Search for Solutions

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:05
The crisis has exposed vulnerabilities in the European Union’s open border policy, a fundamental tenet of the continental union.

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On Tennis: Making American Men’s Tennis Great Again May Take Time

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:58
Perhaps with an asterisk, Tommy Haas, who lost his opener Monday, was the most credentialed American in the men’s field at this U.S. Open, despite being ranked 506th.

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Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:57
More than 30 cities across the country have seen a startling rise in murders so far this year from a year ago, oftentimes ending decades of decline.

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Most Nations Miss a Goal for Women in Leadership

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:50
Despite a pledge made by world leaders to have women make up at least 30 percent of their national legislatures, most of the world’s parliaments remain largely male.

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Supreme Court Says Kentucky Clerk Must Let Gay Couples Marry

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:10
The new case from Kentucky, Davis v. MIller, was the court’s first opportunity to consider whether government officials may refuse to recognize same-sex marriages on religious grounds.

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Six Get Probation in Sayreville, N.J., Football Hazing Case

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:06
Four teenagers pleaded guilty, and two others were convicted on lesser charges, in a case that shocked and divided the town last fall.

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Four restaurant closures include Slater's 50/50 in Lake Forest

OC Register - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:06
Regional burger sensation Slater’s 50/50 announced plans to close its Lake Forest location, calling the former Hooters site a bad location. “It was a poor location,” owner Scott Slater said. “Our other locations are still going great.”...
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Upsets Galore on Day 1 of U.S. Open

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:03
Serena Williams was the lone top-10 player who remained in the top half of the women’s draw. Kei Nishikori fell in the men’s bracket. Other first-round victims included Ana Ivanovic and Carla Suárez Navarro.

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Labor Day travel uptick forecast as cheaper gas offsets late holiday

OC Register - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:02
Local travel for Labor Day weekend is expected to increase this year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Of the roughly 2.5 million Southern California residents expected to take trips, 2 million will drive to their...
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Fake Flowers, Real Tears and 101 Weddings in a Day

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:55
The number of marriage ceremonies performed at the marriage bureau in Manhattan has jumped by nearly 50 percent since 2008.

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White Supremacist Convicted of Killing 3 at Kansas Jewish Centers

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:27
Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 74, a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of racist and anti-Semitic actions, could receive the death penalty.

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Four House Democrats Endorse Iran Deal

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:05
Three members from New York and another from Florida lent fresh momentum to the pact from quarters that once appeared leery of it.

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Open invitation

OC Register - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:02
By next fall, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts hopes to have a new plaza in place that will be more welcoming to the public, inviting them to sit under flowering pear trees, hang out at the planned outdoor cafe while listening to live jazz or...
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Disney to start selling 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' merchandise at 12:01 a.m. Friday

OC Register - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:55
Shops at Anaheim’s Downtown Disney and Walt Disney World will join Walmart, Toys R Us and Target stores across the country at 12:01 a.m. Friday to begin selling merchandise tied to the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. “Outside...
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Degrees of Debt: Why Students With Smallest Debts Need the Greatest Help

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:47
Defaults are concentrated among the millions of students who drop out without a degree, and they tend to have less debt.

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U.S. Makes Urgent Appeal for Climate Change Action at Alaska Conference

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:44
At an international gathering, Secretary of State John Kerry said global effects could soon create waves of refugees unless more was done to reduce emissions.

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In Vienna, Trains Packed With Migrants Are Welcomed and Ushered On

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:40
Arriving from Hungary, hundreds of determined passengers switched trains at the Westbahnhof rail station as they pressed on for Germany.

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Helping Mexico’s Poorest Survive Childbirth

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:21
The Mexican state of Chiapas, like many poor areas, has a high death rate among mothers in childbirth. In an effort to change that, village midwives are being linked to modern medicine.

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Your Evening Briefing

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:03
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Critic’s Notebook: Wes Craven, a Filmmaker Who Invaded Your Dreams

New York Times - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:38
The legacy of Mr. Craven, who has often been underestimated, involved pushing horror in new directions for three decades.

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