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Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’

NY Times Books - 11 hours 8 min ago
Deserted by their enigmatic father, three brothers struggle to find themselves in Daniel Kehlmann’s tragicomedy.

Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 11 hours 23 min ago
Few states next week would mark as symbolic a pickup for Republicans as Iowa, which seemed an unlikely get for the GOP just months ago.

Nevada Race Could Set Stage for a Reid Challenge in 2016

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 11 hours 26 min ago
The Senate majority leader isn’t on the Nevada ballot this year, but the state’s lieutenant governor race could have big implications for 2016.

ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

NY Times Books - 12 hours 2 sec ago
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.

‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer

NY Times Books - 12 hours 17 min ago
Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.

‘Gay Berlin,’ by Robert Beachy

NY Times Books - 12 hours 17 min ago
From the mid-19th century through the 1930s, gay people were at home in Berlin.

Peter ­Schneider’s ‘Berlin Now’ and Rory MacLean’s ‘Berlin’

NY Times Books - 12 hours 18 min ago
Two books about Berlin, past and present, explore its dualities of sex and violence, freedom and fascism.

U.S. Wages Show Fresh Sign of Breakout

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 12 hours 38 min ago
U.S. employers’ labor costs picked up this summer for the second straight quarter, a sign that worker pay could finally break out of its postrecession pattern of sluggish growth.

U.S. Sanctions Bite Putin's 'Personal Banker'

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 12 hours 50 min ago
The Western effort to freeze Kremlin-connected assets has cost what the U.S. Treasury describes as Russian President Putin’s favored bank nearly $21 million, according to a new U.S. corporate disclosure.

The Saturday Profile: A Writer Whose Pen Never Rests, Even Facing Death

NY Times Books - 13 hours 20 min ago
Clive James, 75, who has leukemia, continues to publish poetry and work on other projects in a career that has defied definition.

Suspect in Pennsylvania Police Ambush Captured

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 14 hours 50 min ago
Eric Frein, a self-described survivalist suspected of fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper last month and eluding capture for nearly seven weeks, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said.

Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Probes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 16 hours 54 min ago
Big banks in the U.S. and Europe are stockpiling billions to pay for a potential trans-Atlantic settlement of allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates.

Plan for Uncontrolled Ebola Trial Draws Fire

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 19 hours 31 min ago
Medical groups in the U.K. and France say that it would be unethical to hold back experimental Ebola treatments from anyone. U.S. officials say that without control groups getting placebos, it can’t be known whether the drugs are saving lives or killing people.

Don’t Muzzle the Clown

New York Times - California News - October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
What better way to celebrate free speech than by shutting down free speech?

At 21, Fighting to Help Lead a Troubled City

New York Times - California News - October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
“True Son” is a portrait of a violence-ridden California city sharply segregated by race and income and the Stanford senior who ran for a City Council seat.

Judge Approves California City's Bankruptcy-Exit Plan

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 8:58pm
The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., ruled the city can exit court protection after slashing payments to bondholders and raising taxes in order to avoid cutting pensions.

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 7:34pm
A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.

Predicting Election Results? There's an App

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:47pm
Founders of political wagering site Intrade are back with a new forum for electoral prognosticating, minus one big thing: the wagering.

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:46pm
Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston and a popular figure who oversaw the once-gritty city’s transformation into a cultural and commercial hub, died Thursday. He was 71 years old.

Few Cases Found by Airport Checks

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:34pm
he federal government has cast a wide net looking for Ebola-infected passengers flying into U.S. airports from West Africa, but the stepped-up testing so far has turned up few suspected cases of the deadly virus.
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