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Feb 2, 2012 8:32AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 2, 2012 7:34AM ET
Punxsutawney Phil "saw his shadow" this morning, proclaiming six more weeks of winter, but animal meteorologis watchers in New York city received a dissenting view from rival Staten Island Chuck.
Feb 2, 2012 6:41AM ET
An analysis by The Los Angeles Times has found that there are 17 people or companies who gave more than $1 million to a super PAC last year, showing how just one wealthy individual can make a big impact on the election.
Feb 2, 2012 5:29AM ET
The state Senate in Washington passed a bill on Wednesday night that puts the Evergreen State on a course to becoming the seventh state in the country to legalize gay marriage.
Feb 1, 2012 8:28AM ET
Feb 1, 2012 7:31AM ET
The BBC says that a leaked NATO report "fully exposes" the intimate relationship between the Taliban and Pakistan's internal security services.
Feb 1, 2012 5:57AM ET
Mitt Romney scored a monster victory on Tuesday, one so decisive that it may finally convince Republicans that their primary race has already been decided.
Feb 1, 2012 4:56AM ET
More than 1 million packets of birth control pills are being recalled after packages were made with the incorrect dosage of active and inactive tablets.
Jan 31, 2012 7:57AM ET
Jan 31, 2012 6:52AM ET
According to a new study, the introduction of non-native snakes into southern Florida swamps has devastated the population of small mammals, almost completely wiping out some vulnerable species
Jan 31, 2012 5:56AM ET
In a candid admission that is both revealing of the inner circle of the White House — and designed to make the president look good — Joe Biden says that he, along with most of Barack Obama's senior advisers, told the president not to undertake the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
Jan 31, 2012 5:17AM ET
In the interest of providing equal time for all presidential candidate singing voices, here's a video of Mitt Romney singing "America The Beautiful."
Jan 30, 2012 8:48AM ET
Jan 30, 2012 7:29AM ET
After a violent and ugly battle at Occupy Oakland this weekend, the Occupy D.C. protest is bracing for a fight today when a noon deadline to evacuate two Washington parks expires.
Jan 30, 2012 6:16AM ET
The lead story in The New York Times today concerns U.S. surveillance drones, operated not by the Pentagon or the CIA, but by the State Department, that are patrolling the skies over Iraq even after our combat troops have gone home.
Jan 30, 2012 5:09AM ET
The last batch of polls to come out before Tuesday's Florida primary show Mitt Romney to be a virtual lock for his first big primary win.
Jan 27, 2012 8:34AM ET
Jan 27, 2012 7:33AM ET
The tragic story of a deadly Christmas Day fire in Connecticut took another sad turn after it was reported that the woman who survived attempted to kill herself.
Jan 27, 2012 6:48AM ET
Former Yale quarterback Patrick Witt supposedly gave up a chance to win a Rhodes Scholarship for a chance to play a game against rival Harvard, but a new report in The New York Times says there may have been another reason why he lost his shot at Oxford.
Jan 27, 2012 5:35AM ET
In an effort to compensate passengers of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia — and stave off potential lawsuits — the boat's owners are offering more than $14,000 per person for those traumatized by the disastrous cruise.
Jan 26, 2012 8:57AM ET
Jan 26, 2012 7:48AM ET
Northrop Grumann is developing a next-level drone aircraft that not only flies without a pilot, but without any human controlling it from the ground.
Jan 26, 2012 6:18AM ET
A huge A1 story in The New York Times about safety problems at Chinese electronics factories is sure to turn up the heat on Apple as Americans become more and more aware of the true price of their beloved gadgets.
Jan 26, 2012 5:24AM ET
The founder of a company that sold thousands of breast implants made with an unapproved, industrial-grade silicon was arrested in France this morning, amid investigations for fraud and possibly manslaughter.
Jan 25, 2012 7:56AM ET
Jan 25, 2012 6:53AM ET
Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the only Marine convicted of a crime for his role in the killing of two dozen civilians in Iraq in 2005, will not go to jail after a plea deal dropped all of the most serious charges against him.
Jan 25, 2012 6:16AM ET
Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of protests that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, but the demonstrations show that the revolution is far from over.
Jan 25, 2012 4:41AM ET
Right around the time President Obama arrived at the Capitol to deliver the State of the Union address, a U.S. military unit swooped into Somalia, killing nine pirates and rescuing aid workers who they had taken hostage.
Jan 24, 2012 7:58AM ET
Jan 24, 2012 6:43AM ET
At least one protester was killed and perhaps as many as 50 others wounded in western China on Monday, as violence between Tibetan activists and Chinese security forces continues to escalate.