Tuesday, November 25, 2014

After Violent Night in Ferguson, State Asks National Guard for Protection - NYTimes.com

After Violent Night in Ferguson, State Asks National Guard for Protection - NYTimes.com:



"FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said on Tuesday that he would triple the number of National Guard troops in this suburban St. Louis city and broadly expand their role in keeping the peace, after a night of arson, looting and rampaging demonstrators showed that weeks of preparation for a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown had failed to prevent violence."



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Are Some Professions Less Honest Than Others? Bank On It, Researchers Find - NYTimes.com

Are Some Professions Less Honest Than Others? Bank On It, Researchers Find - NYTimes.com:



 "As banking scandals have mounted over the past decade, some critics have suggested that the industry simply harbors a dishonest culture. Now, three economists from the University of Zurich have tested the idea."



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As Booth Brothers Held Forth, 1864 Confederate Plot Against New York Fizzled - NYTimes.com

As Booth Brothers Held Forth, 1864 Confederate Plot Against New York Fizzled - NYTimes.com:



One Hundred and Fifty Years Ago!



 "On Nov. 25, 1864, at some point in the middle of Act II, after Brutus and his co-conspirators decide to assassinate Julius Caesar, the capacity crowd of 2,000 that had filled the Winter Garden Theater on lower Broadway was startled by the sudden clanging of fire-bells, coming from every direction."



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What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job - NYTimes.com

What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job - NYTimes.com:



"Technology has been accused of making many a job disappear, like the production line or the accounting office. And it is not done yet."



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Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Order - NYTimes.com

Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Order - NYTimes.com:



 "SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them. So the technology industry has been pushing for changes to the nation’s immigration policy for more than a decade to allow more skilled workers into the country."



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Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas - NYTimes.com

Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas - NYTimes.com:



"Gabriel García Márquez, who died in April at 87, was a strong critic of American imperialism who was banned from entry to the United States for decades, even after “One Hundred Years of Solitude” vaulted him to international celebrity and, in 1982, the Nobel Prize in Literature."



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Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Chief Under Pressure - NYTimes.com

Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Chief Under Pressure - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation on Monday, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaught of global crises."



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