Books of The Times: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:03
Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.
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Mayor Says Storm Could Be Biggest Ever to Hit New York City

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:00
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast could be among the worst the city has ever seen.
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Obama to Seek to Protect Millions of Acres of Arctic Habitat

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:49
The move to increase environmental protections for pristine animal habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge already has triggered fierce opposition from Alaska’s Republican lawmakers.

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ArtsBeat: ‘American Sniper’ Continues to Rout Box-Office Competition

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:47
With a power base in the Southeast, Midwest and South — and an attention-generating debate over its political message or lack thereof — “American Sniper” (Warner Bros.) took in an estimated $64.4 million, for a two-week total of about $200.1 million
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Zambia’s New President, Edgar Lungu, Is Sworn In

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:25
Mr. Lungu, a member of the governing party, will serve out the remainder of the term of President Michael Sata, who died in office in October.

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Supreme Court Memo: In Taking Up Execution Drugs Case, Justices Highlight Importance of a Single Vote

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:58
There are nine justices on the Supreme Court. It takes four votes to hear a case, but it takes five to stay an execution. That can leave a lethal gap.
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Hot Homes: Coto house for $6.5 million hosted rock stars

OC Register - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:00
A Coto de Caza estate once owned by a high-profile music industry manager is ready for its close-up. Doc McGhee, who worked with Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi, bought the house at 31381 Trigo Trail in 1991. He sold it in 2007. The...
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Kerry Meets With Nigerian Leaders to Encourage Peaceful Election

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:58
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Lagos hoping to encourage an orderly vote amid the continuing fight against the militant group Boko Haram.

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Widespread Blackout in Pakistan Deals Another Blow to Government

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:50
Even with a partial restoration of power in the capital, Islamabad, and the most populous city, Karachi, 80 percent of the country remained without power after an apparent militant attack.

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Strategies: The Strong Dollar Is Always Good, Except When It Isn’t

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:59
A weaker dollar was a reason for the relative health of the American economy, and a stronger currency could reverse some of the progress the nation has made.

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Boko Haram Attacks Major Nigerian City in a Sustained Assault

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:55
Maiduguri, the major city in Nigeria’s northeast, was attacked from at least two directions by the Islamist militants, and initial reports suggested that civilian and military casualties were substantial.

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Greeks Vote in Election Seen as Referendum on Austerity

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:38
Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday in a high-stakes election that could bring to power the left-wing Syriza party, led by Alexis Tsipras, as the first anti-austerity government in Europe.

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Yemeni Parliament Cancels Meeting on President’s Resignation

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:09
The cancellation of the meeting extended the political deadlock and exacerbated tensions in the streets of the capital, Sana.

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Obama Lands in India, With Aim of Improving Ties

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 01:42
During his three-day trip, President Obama will try to forge agreements with India on climate change and nuclear cooperation.

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Robert Manfred Is Determined to Steer Young People Toward Baseball

New York Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:15
Robert Manfred wants M.L.B. to be more of a presence at the amateur level and also has an interest in reaching out to fans “with information via technology.”
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New drug law may mean more deaths

OC Register - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:00
Faced with years of soaring overdoses, Orange County leaders are directing more money to drug treatment centers – but a new law is emptying the very beds the county hopes to fill, and experts fear an increase in deaths. The Board of Supervisors...
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Joe Franklin, Local Talk Show Pioneer, Dies at 88

New York Times - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:24
Mr. Franklin, one of local television’s most enduring personalities, was on the air in New York from 1951 to 1993 as the host of a compellingly low-rent parade of has-beens and yet-to-bes.

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Big ships prompt a wave of upgrades at ports

OC Register - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:11
Noel Hacegaba, managing director of commercial operations at the Port of Long Beach, looks at the harbor on a recent sunny morning as hulking cargo ships sit anchored, waiting to unload. Hacegaba explains that in the past five years, ship sizes have...
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Belgium Confronts the Jihadist Danger Within

New York Times - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:36
The thwarted terrorist operation highlighted the dangers posed by a well-developed underground pipeline that has made Belgium the biggest per capita contributor in Europe of fighters to Syria.
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N.F.L. Roundup: Belichick Offers Details on Footballs and Again Denies Wrongdoing

New York Times - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:34
The N.F.L. is investigating why the footballs used by the Patriots in their victory in the A.F.C. championship game were insufficiently inflated.
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