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Books of The Times: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber

NY Times Books - October 28, 2014 - 1:48pm
In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.






Kerry Pledges to Work With Canada Against Terrorism

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 1:35pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Canada’s capital to express the U.S.’s solidarity with Canada and pledge to work even more closely with its northern ally in the fight against terrorism.

A Rare Sight: Republicans Poised for Gains in New England

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 12:02pm
Not a single Republican represents a New England state in the House. But this year, independent analysts say Republicans have a shot at picking up as many as six seats in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal Clears a Hurdle

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 10:44am
Burger King Worldwide planned purchase of Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons cleared one regulatory hurdle when Canada’s antitrust watchdog gave the proposed tie-up the green light. The $11 billion deal remains subject to other approvals.

Report Analyzes Extent of Data Breaches in California

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 10:00am
The information of more than 18.5 million California residents was compromised in 2013, according to Kamala D. Harris, California’s attorney general.

Christie: CDC Ebola Policy 'Incredibly Confusing'

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 8:13am
New Jersey Gov. Christie called the Obama administration’s new guidelines for isolating those exposed to Ebola “incredibly confusing,” and defended his state’s stricter policy requiring quarantines for health-care workers exposed to the virus.

Massachusetts Democrat Is Locked in Another Tight Race

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 8:07am
Massachusetts Democrat Martha Coakley, whose 2010 Senate race loss sent shock waves through her party, is facing the risk of a similar scenario in this year’s governor’s race.

Evangelicals Grapple With Growth of Gay Rights

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 7:57am
Amid a dramatically shifting legal and cultural landscape, conservatives in the church face calls to re-examine traditional teaching on homosexuality.

Gas at $3 Carries Rewards---and Risks

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 7:46am
Gasoline prices have dropped below $3 a gallon at most U.S. gas stations, delivering a welcome lift to American consumers and retailers. But the related oil-price drop has a thorny underside: It is threatening to slow the nation’s energy boom.

October Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Jumps

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 7:19am
U.S. consumers are quite optimstic about the economy this month, according to a report released Tuesday.

CDC Rejects Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 7:13am
The Centers for Disease Control recommended that people deemed to be at high risk of developing Ebola voluntarily isolate themselves from others for 21 days, but stopped short of recommending the mandatory quarantines that at least two states have ordered.

Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?

NY Times Books - October 28, 2014 - 7:00am
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.






U.S. Home-Price Growth Continues to Moderate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 6:52am
The home-price index covering the entire nation increased 5.1% in the 12 months ended in August, said the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller Home Price Index report. That’s down from 5.6% in July.

Bringing the Drone War to American Skies

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 2:00am
Tomas van Houtryve took the idea of foreign drone strikes and instead targeted similar domestic situations, putting them under surveillance using his drone in public spaces.

Last Marines Leave Helmand Base

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 12:12am
U.S. and British combat troops handed their sprawling compound in Helmand province over to Afghan forces, who will now have to fight the Taliban largely alone.

Apple Pay Already a Huge Hit, Cook Says

New York Times - California News - October 27, 2014 - 9:58pm
At a tech conference in California, Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said that one million credit cards had been activated on Apple Pay in the first three days that the mobile payment system was live.

New film will tell Jesse Owens story

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 9:02am
Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Watch Michael Sam give a powerful speech at the ESPYs

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:48am
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, gave a powerful speech at the ESPYs on Wednesday after winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Tiger Woods shakes off rust with 3-under first round at British Open

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:32am
All week long, Tiger Woods has been insisting that his game is on the rebound after back surgery.
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