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News: Smaller Crowds in Ferguson, but Continued Tension

52 min 37 sec ago
The ensuing chaos echoed the past several nights of conflict between the police and protesters, with journalists among those arrested and feeling the effects of tear gas.






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City Room: New York Today: Top-Shelf Tennis, and Free

57 min 9 sec ago
What you need to know for Wednesday: Tennis without tickets, a day of marches, and a development in the chokehold case.






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Midterm Calculus: Alaska Might Be More Friendly to Democrats Than It Appears

1 hour 8 min ago
Though Republicans have dominated federal offices since Alaska became a state in 1960, luck and the advantage of incumbency have had a large role.
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Israeli Strike in Gaza Hits Family of Hamas Military Commander

1 hour 28 min ago
Palestinian militants and Israeli military traded fire for a second day after the collapse of the latest cease-fire and suspension of peace talks in Cairo.






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Former Alaska Attorney General Wins G.O.P. Senate Primary

2 hours 56 min ago
Dan Sullivan defeated two rivals and will face Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, in a closely watched election that could tip the Senate to Republican control.






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Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Hurdle in Labor Talks

3 hours 41 min ago
The Met’s management and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal, allowing the company to go ahead with its coming season of performances.






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Quiet Night Turns Confrontational in Ferguson

4 hours 15 min ago
A peaceful protest gave way to a new wave of confrontation, hours before a grand jury was to consider evidence in the shooting death of Mr. Brown.






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China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Firms for Price Rigging

7 hours 16 min ago
A regulator fined 10 of 12 companies a total of $200 million, a record for China. The fines coincided with deteriorating relations between Tokyo and Beijing.






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Gaza War Resumes With Deadly Strikes, Rocket Fire

8 hours 16 min ago
Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza.






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Macy’s to Pay $650,000 to Resolve Bias Inquiry

8 hours 20 min ago
An inquiry by the attorney general’s office found that minority shoppers were disproportionately followed and, sometimes, detained at Macy’s flagship Herald Square store.






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Well: Feeding Your Canine Athlete

8 hours 40 min ago
Humans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you’re taking your dog out for a run, take note.
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ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:42
The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.






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News Analysis: Holder and Obama Differ in Approach to Underlying Issues of Missouri Unrest

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:30
The differences between Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and President Obama have drawn criticism in recent days, as some praise one’s outspokenness and lament another’s caution.
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City Hall Memo: De Blasio Encounters Rising Friction Over Liberal Expectations

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:30
Encountering the realities of pension costs, budget deficits and a scarcity of federal support, Mayor Bill de Blasio has struggled to please his supporters.
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Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:23
Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.
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Seeking Respect From Police, Times Square Mascots Form Alliance

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:16
The cartoon characters populating Times Square have formed a group, seeking respect from police officers who seem, to them, to be against them.






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An Obstacle to Honoring an Archbishop Is Removed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:56
The archbishop, a champion of the poor and critic of government repression in El Salvador, was gunned down in 1980.
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Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:50
Witnesses to the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is scheduled to visit Ferguson on Wednesday.






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Listening Post : Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:49
President Obama rejected growing arguments that the chaos in Iraq should prompt him to reconsider his timetable for withdrawing the last soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.
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On Baseball: Astros’ Jose Altuve Doesn’t Let Height Be a Disadvantage

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:44
At 5 feet 6, the Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is one of two shortest players in Major League Baseball, but he was leading all players in batting average and hits.
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