Friday, April 17, 2015

As Iraqis Flee Anbar Province and ISIS, Questions Persist on Role of Shiite Militias - NYTimes.com

As Iraqis Flee Anbar Province and ISIS, Questions Persist on Role of Shiite Militias - NYTimes.com:



"BAGHDAD — In an intensifying humanitarian crisis in Iraq’s embattled Anbar Province, thousands of residents are fleeing a pitched battle between Islamic State militants and pro-government forces around the provincial capital."



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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mayor de Blasio, in Iowa, Cites ‘Rampant Inequality’ in U.S. - NYTimes.com

Mayor de Blasio, in Iowa, Cites ‘Rampant Inequality’ in U.S. - NYTimes.com:



"DES MOINES — The tall man from out of town came dressed in the colors of the flag, carrying a message of woe about the nation: Washington, he lamented, was out of touch; working-class people were hurting; and political parties had “a lot of explaining to do.”"



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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In Test for Unions and Politicians, a Nationwide Protest on Pay - NYTimes.com

In Test for Unions and Politicians, a Nationwide Protest on Pay - NYTimes.com:



"The protests by tens of thousands of low-wage workers, students and activists in more than 200 American cities on Wednesday is the most striking effort to date in a two-and-a-half-year-old labor-backed movement that is testing the ability of unions to succeed in an economy populated by easily replaceable service sector workers."



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Atlanta School Workers Sentenced in Test Score Cheating Case - NYTimes.com

Atlanta School Workers Sentenced in Test Score Cheating Case - NYTimes.com:



 "ATLANTA — In an unexpectedly harsh sentence after a polarizing six-year ordeal, eight of the 10 educators convicted of racketeering in one of the nation’s largest public school cheating scandals were sentenced to prison terms of up to seven years Tuesday after they refused to take sentencing deals that were predicated on their acceptance of responsibility and a waiver of their right to appeal."



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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton Announces, ‘I’m Running for President’ - NYTimes.com

Hillary Clinton Announces, ‘I’m Running for President’ - NYTimes.com:



 "Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee."



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House That Wouldn’t Budge (or Float Away) Faces a Last Stand - NYTimes.com

House That Wouldn’t Budge (or Float Away) Faces a Last Stand - NYTimes.com:



"SEATTLE — Asuman Engin and her family, making their first visit to Seattle recently from their home in San Diego, spotted what may be the most famous tiny house in the world as they were coming over a nearby bridge."



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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review: ‘Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn’ - NYTimes.com

Review: ‘Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn’ - NYTimes.com:



"Symbolically, the Civil War ended when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in a Virginia parlor on April 9, 1865, a century and a half ago this week. Officially, it concluded a year later, when President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation of peace. For many people who lived through it, the war never ended at all."



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