Thursday, August 21, 2014

Halting ISIS Would Require Attacks in Syria, Top General Says - NYTimes.com

Halting ISIS Would Require Attacks in Syria, Top General Says - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday afternoon that it would not be possible to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria without attacking its fighters in Syria."



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Watch This | A Rolex That a Scientist Can Love

Watch This | A Rolex That a Scientist Can Love:



"Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss

Ironically, for some engineers and technicians, accurate time-telling can prove difficult: magnetic fields sometimes disrupt the performance of mechanical watches. So in 1956, Rolex introduced the Milgauss, a timepiece designed specifically to resist magnetic interference up to 1,000 gauss (or, G’s). Now the brand unveils its latest version of the classic model, which has gained a reputation as the ultimate watch for scientists. It features an electric blue dial that complements a green sapphire crystal and the Milgauss’s signature orange-lightning-bolt-shaped second hand.



 $8,200, rolex.com."



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Rick Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering U.S. Along Mexico Border - NYTimes.com

Rick Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering U.S. Along Mexico Border - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Perry, Republican of Texas, on Thursday raised the “very real possibility” that individuals affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups have already slipped across the border as he made the case that border security was a pressing national security issue."



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Brains of Autistic Children Have Too Many Synapses, Study Suggests - NYTimes.com

Brains of Autistic Children Have Too Many Synapses, Study Suggests - NYTimes.com:



 "Shedding new light on brain function in autism, a new study suggests that there is an oversupply of synapses in at least some parts of the brains of children with autism, and that the brain’s ability to thin out the number of synapses is compromised."



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bank of America Expected to Settle Huge Mortgage Case for $16.65 Billion - NYTimes.com

Bank of America Expected to Settle Huge Mortgage Case for $16.65 Billion - NYTimes.com:



 "The Justice Department is poised to announce a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over accusations that it duped investors into buying toxic mortgage securities, say people briefed on the matter — the single largest government settlement by a company in American history."



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Fed Dissenters Increasingly Vocal About Inflation Fears - NYTimes.com

Fed Dissenters Increasingly Vocal About Inflation Fears - NYTimes.com:



 "WASHINGTON — An increasingly vocal minority of Federal Reserve officials want the central bank to retreat more quickly from its stimulus campaign, arguing that the bank has largely exhausted its ability to improve economic conditions."



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Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course - NYTimes.com

Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course - NYTimes.com:



 "EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Obama declared that the entire world was “appalled” by the beheading of an American journalist by militants in Syria, but vowed that America would not change course in Iraq, where the United States has been conducting airstrikes against terrorists, despite threats by the group to kill another reporter in the days ahead."



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