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Dec 5, 2011 8:22AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 5, 2011 7:07AM ET
A analysis of pardon applications shows that criminals who had the support of a member of Congress were three times as likely to win approval for their pardon as those who didn't.
Dec 5, 2011 5:37AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service is preparing to announce to cuts of up to $6.5 billion a year from its overwhelmed budget, including a reduction of the speed of first-class mail, making it impossible for normal mail to be delivered in one day.
Dec 5, 2011 5:02AM ET
In a move that is not totally surprising, but that could provide a big boost of energy to his surging campaign, Newt Gingrich is about to receive an endorsement from recently deposed presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Dec 2, 2011 8:42AM ET
Dec 2, 2011 7:05AM ET
Yesterday was "Puppy Day" at George Mason's School of Law, as the university brought in a pack of adorable doggies to help stressed out students deal with the pressure of end-of-semester exams.
Dec 2, 2011 6:29AM ET
Google is reportedly looking to partner with major retailers and UPS to offer shipping for online purposes, a move that (if successful) could undercut Amazon's dominance in the online shopping market.
Dec 2, 2011 5:53AM ET
Residents on the West Coast are expecting another day of fierce hurricane-force winds after powerful gusts tore up homes and trees and knocked out power lines across California.
Dec 1, 2011 8:01AM ET
Dec 1, 2011 6:54AM ET
British intelligence services have created an online game that they hope will identify future spies with the skills to take down (or defend) computer networks though "ethical hacking."
Dec 1, 2011 6:10AM ET
It's only the first stages of a long election process, but Egypt's conservative Islamic parties appear set to take control of the country's new post-revolution Parliament.
Dec 1, 2011 5:20AM ET
The nominees for the 2012 Grammy Awards were announced last night, and they feature the usual mix of old standbys, new favorites, occasional head scratchers, and Kanye West snubs.
Nov 30, 2011 7:51AM ET
Nov 30, 2011 7:14AM ET
Thousands of public workers across the U.K. staged what's being called the biggest general strike in a generation, shutting down schools, transportation, and some health care facilities, as unions fight with the government over pension reforms.
Nov 30, 2011 6:34AM ET
The New York Times continues to dig into Newt Gingrich's post-Congress career and discovered his solid track record of promoting companies that paid to be part of his health care consultancy.
Nov 30, 2011 4:36AM ET
Police in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles have launched late night raids on their cities' Occupy Wall Street protests, following similar patterns used in other cities.
Nov 29, 2011 8:17AM ET
Nov 29, 2011 7:01AM ET
A psychiatric report has ruled that Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in a mass killing spree in Norway this summer, is mentally ill and should not face a normal criminal trial and prison.
Nov 29, 2011 6:23AM ET
Forty-one years after he was convicted for the murder of Robert Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan's lawyers have filed a new appeal claiming that he's the victim of a setup and that he didn't fire the shots that killed the Senator.
Nov 29, 2011 5:50AM ET
The average American is almost 20 pounds heavier than they were 20 years ago, but even more troublesome is that their perceptions of what their "ideal weight" should be has jumped as well.
Nov 28, 2011 8:07AM ET
Nov 28, 2011 6:49AM ET
A study of exemption rates by the Associated Press finds that more and more parents are skipping required vaccines for their children, often out of fear that shots do more harm than good.
Nov 28, 2011 6:03AM ET
Syracuse basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired on Sunday, a little over a week after his boss Jim Boeheim vehemently defended him from accusations that he sexually abused two young boys.
Nov 28, 2011 5:14AM ET
Despite long lines and confusing rules, Egyptians have turned out in droves to vote in the country's first elections since the end of Hosni Mubarak's decades-old regime.
Nov 23, 2011 9:03AM ET
Nov 23, 2011 7:48AM ET
A New Zealand helicopter pilot got a tremendous scare today when his helicopter was torn in half by power cables, but he somehow managed to walk away with just a minor injuries.
Nov 23, 2011 7:30AM ET
The heavy reliance on tear gas, pepper spray, and other "safe" crowd control measures from Oakland to Cairo is raising new concerns about just how much damage police and armies are doing to unarmed citizens.
Nov 23, 2011 6:22AM ET
Children and Youth Services in Pennsylvania have opened two new cases of alleged child abuse against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky that could be the first involving children who are currently minors.
Nov 23, 2011 5:30AM ET
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly agreed to a transfer of power that would finally end the 10-month long uprising that nearly got him killed.
Nov 22, 2011 8:34AM ET