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Vandals Deflate an Eyebrow-Raising Sculpture in Paris

New York Times - California News - October 18, 2014 - 3:31pm
An attention-getting sculpture by Paul McCarthy was criticized by many Parisians.

Yellen Decries Wealth Disparity

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 18, 2014 - 10:19am
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said rising inequality of wealth and income in the U.S. was impeding the economic mobility at the heart of American values.

On the Trail, Clinton Tests Messages

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 18, 2014 - 5:23am
In stumping for Democratic candidates, former secretary of state tries out messages that would likely surface in her own potential campaign for the White House.

In Healing City, Some See New Scar

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
A half-built jail in downtown Detroit has emerged as a symbol of alleged corruption, cost overruns and a brewing spat between elected officials and one of the city’s biggest boosters.

Linked by Announcers, the Giants Win the Pennant

New York Times - California News - October 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
Like Russ Hodges in 1951, these announcers got to call a series-ending Giants home run. How did they do?

Bloomberg to Back Soda Tax in Berkeley

New York Times - California News - October 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
The billionaire former mayor of New York will spend an unspecified amount to support a proposal for a tax of 1 cent per ounce on sugary drinks in the city.

Obama to Name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 8:15pm
President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic aide, as the administration’s “Ebola czar,’’ an official said.

Gay Marriage Makes Strides in Seven More States

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 8:03pm
The Obama administration said Friday it will recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven additional states, in the wake of a Supreme Court action last week clearing the way for such unions.

Fannie, Freddie Set to Loosen Lending

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 4:18pm
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their regulator and lenders are close to an agreement that could greatly expand mortgage credit while helping lenders protect themselves from charges of making bad loans.

Cultural Studies: A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books

NY Times Books - October 17, 2014 - 4:01pm
An adult who reads books for young people counters critics who say she should keep to her own age.






Bookshelf: Books About Danny Aiello, Filipino Natives on Coney Island and the Waldorf-Astoria

NY Times Books - October 17, 2014 - 3:46pm
New books delve into the life of a New York actor, a promoter who created a human zoo in Brooklyn and one of the most expensive hotels.






Texas Hospital Worker Quarantined for Ebola on Ship

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 3:25pm
A Texas health-care worker who may have had contact with clinical specimens from the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has self-quarantined onboard a cruise ship, the State Department said.

Obama and FCC Chief Agree on Net Neutrality

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 3:19pm
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Friday that he and President Barack Obama are in agreement over rules on how broadband providers can treat traffic on their networks.

Pentagon Hit by Ebola Scare

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 2:39pm
Virginia county officials said Friday afternoon a public-health investigation ruled out the possibility that the woman who became ill in a Pentagon parking lot in the morning had Ebola.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us

NY Times Books - October 17, 2014 - 2:14pm
Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”






Southern Democrat Nunn Tries to Buck GOP Tide

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 1:49pm
Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sam Nunn, is playing down her party ties in her bid for a Senate seat held by Republicans.

Texas Governor Asks Obama to Create Ebola No-Fly List

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 12:48pm
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the U.S. should institute a partial travel ban to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

U.S. Housing Starts Up 6.3% in September

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 17, 2014 - 12:36pm
U.S. home building rebounded in September on the strength of apartment construction, a category that provides less of an economic boost than single-family homes.

ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University

NY Times Books - October 17, 2014 - 12:24pm
The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.






Bookshelf: The Dark

NY Times Books - October 17, 2014 - 10:40am
New picture books include Lizi Boyd’s “Flashlight” and Madeline Valentine’s “George in the Dark.”
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