Tuesday, June 30, 2015

United States Roars Into the Final - The New York Times

United States Roars Into the Final - The New York Times:



 "MONTREAL — The United States advanced to the World Cup final on Tuesday with its most impressive performance in recent memory, notching a 2-0 victory over a top-ranked German team that had steamrolled its way to the semifinals."



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Monday, June 29, 2015

European Leaders Insist Greek Deal Is Still Possible - The New York Times

European Leaders Insist Greek Deal Is Still Possible - The New York Times:



 "BRUSSELS — Seeking to calm a whirlwind of uncertainty that has battered global markets, opened deep fissures in European unity and threatened to push Greece out of the eurozone, European leaders insisted on Monday that a deal was still possible to settle Greece’s spiraling debt crisis. But they gave no indication that this could happen before Athens runs out of cash to pay loans due on Tuesday."



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Greece’s Debt Crisis Sends Stocks Falling Around Globe - The New York Times

Greece’s Debt Crisis Sends Stocks Falling Around Globe - The New York Times:



"PARIS — Stocks fell sharply in Europe and Asia on Monday, and markets in New York appeared headed for a slump at the opening, as Greece’s financial difficulties spread worries about possible broader harm to the global financial system, and Chinese investors endured another topsy-turvy session."



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Businesses Worry About Shouldering Burden of Greek Debt - The New York Times

Businesses Worry About Shouldering Burden of Greek Debt - The New York Times:



"THESSALONIKI, Greece — Thanos Tziritis, the chief executive of Greece’s largest building materials company, is proud of how his business survived the worst depression in the nation’s modern history."



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Federal Hate Crime Charges Likely in South Carolina Church Shooting - The New York Times

Federal Hate Crime Charges Likely in South Carolina Church Shooting - The New York Times:



"WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will likely file federal hate crime charges against the man suspected of carrying out a massacre at a storied black church in South Carolina, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday."



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Greek Debt Blueprint Gets a Cold Reception in Athens - The New York Times

Greek Debt Blueprint Gets a Cold Reception in Athens - The New York Times:



"ATHENS — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced anger and resistance on Tuesday from members of his own radical left political party, complicating his efforts to strike a deal this week with Greece’s creditors, as some lawmakers and party officials criticized concessions by the Greek side and expressed doubts about voting for a deal in Parliament."



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Amazon Joins Retailers Removing Confederate Flag Merchandise - The New York Times

Amazon Joins Retailers Removing Confederate Flag Merchandise - The New York Times:



 "Facing pressure from angry consumers, Amazon on Tuesday joined other big retailers in deciding to remove Confederate battle flag merchandise from its offerings."



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Senate Hands a Victory to Obama on Trade Pact - The New York Times

Senate Hands a Victory to Obama on Trade Pact - The New York Times:



 "WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to end debate on legislation granting President Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord, virtually ensuring final passage on Wednesday of Mr. Obama’s top legislative priority in his final years in office."



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A Republican Case for Obama’s Cuba Policy - The New York Times

A Republican Case for Obama’s Cuba Policy - The New York Times:



"Washington — I WAS born in Havana in November 1953, about six years before Fidel Castro led a revolution in Cuba. In July 1960, my family fled to the United States in search of freedom. Like many Cubans, they left behind close relatives, a business, property and memories. We lost everything."



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Monday, June 22, 2015

Slavery’s Long Shadow - The New York Times

Slavery’s Long Shadow - The New York Times:



 "America is a much less racist nation than it used to be, and I’m not just talking about the still remarkable fact that an African-American occupies the White House. The raw institutional racism that prevailed before the civil rights movement ended Jim Crow is gone, although subtler discrimination persists. Individual attitudes have changed, too, dramatically in some cases. For example, as recently as the 1980s half of Americans opposed interracial marriage, a position now held by only a tiny minority."



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cables Released by WikiLeaks Reveal Saudis’ Checkbook Diplomacy - The New York Times

Cables Released by WikiLeaks Reveal Saudis’ Checkbook Diplomacy - The New York Times:



"BEIRUT, Lebanon — It seems that everyone wants something from Saudi Arabia."



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Love and Terror in the Black Church - The New York Times

Love and Terror in the Black Church - The New York Times:



"AT the sprawling Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas one day last spring, I was met by five men with earpieces who escorted me to the pastor’s office. As I prepared to preach that morning, a rolling phalanx of bodyguards shadowed my every move — when I greeted parishioners in the church’s spacious narthex and even as I made a stop at the men’s room. We walked from the church study into the 4,200-seat sanctuary, the security team whispering into their wrists."



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In Turnabout, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs - The New York Times

In Turnabout, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs - The New York Times:



 "In late May, about 35 technology employees at Disney/ABC Television in New York and Burbank, Calif., received jarring news. Managers told them that they would all be laid off, and that during their final weeks they would have to train immigrants brought in by an outsourcing company to do their jobs."



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N.B.A. Finals 2015: Warriors Win Title, Beating Cavaliers - The New York Times

N.B.A. Finals 2015: Warriors Win Title, Beating Cavaliers - The New York Times:



"The Golden State Warriors won the N.B.A. championship on Tuesday night, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-97, to win the series, four games to two."



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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Washington Dysfunction, With a Twist: Democrats Desert Their President - NYTimes.com

Washington Dysfunction, With a Twist: Democrats Desert Their President - NYTimes.com: "WASHINGTON — He made it personal. He appealed to their loyalty. He asked them to give him what every modern president has had. He argued the facts, disputed the politics, quarreled over the history and at times lashed out at those who still refused to stand with him."



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Friday, June 12, 2015

Toni Negri: from the refusal of labor to the seizure of power | ROAR Magazine

Toni Negri: from the refusal of labor to the seizure of power | ROAR Magazine:



 "In recent years, there appears to be somewhat of a convergence between your approach and Harvey’s. What do you consider to be the most important overlaps in your work? And what do you see as the main differences or tensions?"



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Officers in Tamir Rice Death - NYTimes.com

Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Officers in Tamir Rice Death - NYTimes.com:



"A judge in Cleveland ruled Thursday that probable cause existed to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, but also said he did not have the power to order the arrests without a complaint being filed by a prosecutor."



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I.M.F. Says Accord Is Remote in Talks With Greece - NYTimes.com

I.M.F. Says Accord Is Remote in Talks With Greece - NYTimes.com:



"PARIS — The International Monetary Fund has called its negotiating team in the Greek bailout talks back to Washington, a stark sign that Athens and its creditors are not close to reaching a deal."



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Rupert Murdoch to Step Down as C.E.O. of 21st Century Fox - NYTimes.com

Rupert Murdoch to Step Down as C.E.O. of 21st Century Fox - NYTimes.com:



"Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive of 21st Century Fox, is planning to hand over the media company’s reins to his son James, two people briefed on the plans said Thursday."



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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cuba’s Web Entrepreneurs Search for U.S. Clients, and Reliable Wi-Fi - NYTimes.com

Cuba’s Web Entrepreneurs Search for U.S. Clients, and Reliable Wi-Fi - NYTimes.com:



 "MEXICO CITY — At his parents’ cramped house in Havana, Yondainer GutiĆ©rrez builds apps and websites on a makeshift computer that runs on pirated software. He has no Internet access there, so he rents time on a friend’s connection to send his work to clients in France, Britain, Canada and the rest of Latin America."



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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

U.S. Adding Military Advisers in Iraq to Reclaim Ramadi, Officials Say - NYTimes.com

U.S. Adding Military Advisers in Iraq to Reclaim Ramadi, Officials Say - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — In a major shift of strategy in Iraq, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province and send hundreds of additional American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi and repel the Islamic State."



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U.S. Adding Military Advisers in Iraq to Reclaim Ramadi, Officials Say - NYTimes.com

U.S. Adding Military Advisers in Iraq to Reclaim Ramadi, Officials Say - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — In a major shift of strategy in Iraq, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province and send hundreds of additional American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi and repel the Islamic State."



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Jarring Image of Police’s Use of Force at Texas Pool Party - NYTimes.com

Jarring Image of Police’s Use of Force at Texas Pool Party - NYTimes.com:



"McKINNEY, Tex. — No lives were lost. The incident played out at a suburban pool party, not an urban neighborhood struggling with crime and drugs."



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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mexico's 1st Independent Candidate Leads in Exit Polls - NYTimes.com

Mexico's 1st Independent Candidate Leads in Exit Polls - NYTimes.com:



 "MEXICO CITY — Mexico's first independent gubernatorial candidate was leading in exit polls as voting closed Sunday in central states after an election marred by sporadic outbursts of violence."



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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements. - NYTimes.com

Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements. - NYTimes.com:



"ORLANDO, Fla. — The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss."



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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Inequality a Major Issue for Americans, Times/CBS Poll Finds - NYTimes.com

Inequality a Major Issue for Americans, Times/CBS Poll Finds - NYTimes.com:



"Americans are broadly concerned about inequality of wealth and income despite an economy that has improved by most measures, a sentiment that is already driving the 2016 presidential contest, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll."



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Soccer Official Chuck Blazer Admitted Accepting Bribes for World Cup Votes - NYTimes.com

Soccer Official Chuck Blazer Admitted Accepting Bribes for World Cup Votes - NYTimes.com:



"A former American soccer official linked to the FIFA corruption scandal admitted that he and others on the organization’s executive committee had accepted bribes for their support in the bidding to host the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, according to papers filed in the official’s criminal case and released on Wednesday."



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Monday, June 1, 2015

Intel Agrees to Buy Altera for $16.7 Billion - NYTimes.com

Intel Agrees to Buy Altera for $16.7 Billion - NYTimes.com:



"Computers stuffed with superfast chips are going everywhere: home appliances, cars, smartphones and giant data centers. This creates rich opportunities for makers of semiconductors, vastly increasing the number of places they can sell ever-smaller chips."



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