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Jan 5, 2012 8:46AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 5, 2012 8:22AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Benson has a spiritual message for Tim Tebow.
Jan 5, 2012 7:15AM ET
A 15-year-old girl who ran away from home in 2010 was mistakenly deported to Colombia, despite being an American citizen who doesn't speak Spanish.
Jan 5, 2012 5:33AM ET
A series of bombings struck across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing 24 people in the latest round of sectarian violence since the departure of American soldiers.
Jan 4, 2012 4:22PM ET
Discovered: Hairy chested crabs, a invisibility cloak that erases time, a beautiful image of the next generation of stars, the key to dieting success, the effects of climate change are worse than we predicted
Jan 4, 2012 2:49PM ET
Some of the six people arrested on Tuesday for violating a New York City order to vacate a building where the Global Revolution live stream is produced actually live there and won't be able to return once they're released from jail, which is expected sometime Wednesday afternoon.
Jan 4, 2012 2:47PM ET
Governor Chris Gregoire issued a commanding statement Wednesday about his plans to introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state next week.
Jan 4, 2012 2:14PM ET
Kodak, the iconic American photography company that's struggled to make the transition into the digital era, is reportedly preparing Chapter 11 bankruptcy paperwork.
Jan 4, 2012 9:28AM ET
Glass offices are sleek, modern and are an efficient way of work life in the 68 percent of U.S. offices with an "open plan" design, but as the Wall Street Journal points out today--they are panopticons for intra-office dramas.
Jan 4, 2012 8:41AM ET
The New York Times with the help of Barney's creative ambassador Simon Doonan has decided this week that your food can be gay or straight.
Jan 4, 2012 8:34AM ET
One curious thing we've learned from Sunday's horrific arson attacks in Queens is that Starbucks Frappuccino bottles may not have been randomly chosen as the weapon of choice, since they apparently are ideally suited for making Molotov cocktails.
Jan 4, 2012 8:27AM ET
Jan 3, 2012 5:55PM ET
New Yorkers, next time you moan about how long your commute is (i.e., when your leave work today), don't make your complaints aimlessly. Aim them straight at the subway lines that could've taken you home faster if only they'd been built!
Jan 3, 2012 5:39PM ET
Occupy Wall Street protesters have ended their day of marching against the National Defense Authorization Act at Grand Central station in New York City, where, according to one reporter, police began making arrests even before their scheduled 5 p.m. "action."
Jan 3, 2012 4:20PM ET
Occupy Wall Street is in the middle of one of its day-long marches in New York Tuesday, protesting the National Defense Authorization Act, but for those following along on the Global Revolution livestream, the real action is happening in the broadcast studio itself.
Jan 3, 2012 4:17PM ET
Discovered: Hybrid climate change fighting sharks, weed's effects on brain function, smartphones are addictive, an astounding link between diabetes, income and ADHD, and the kindness of humble strangers.
Jan 3, 2012 3:45PM ET
Zuccotti Park is once again open to the public, days after police closed it on New Years Eve in response to an Occupy Wall Street demonstration there, so feel free to head downtown because, hey, it's a balmy 24 degrees in New York City right now.
Jan 3, 2012 3:37PM ET
For tips on sweeping a room for surreptitious surveillance devices, look no further than the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Jan 3, 2012 1:10PM ET
New York police are questioning one man in the New Year's Day firebombing attacks in Queens, but they've also released a sketch of their suspect and a video of someone throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house, just in case the public happens to know something they don't.
Jan 3, 2012 12:13PM ET
Within days of one another other, one The New York Times writer totally forgot which John Hughes movie Duckie was from, while another writer misidentified a My Little Pony character--leading to two awesome corrections.
Jan 3, 2012 11:48AM ET
Aside from the field of blue-tarp-covered tents and the People's Library, one of the most iconic images of Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment was the WikiLeaks truck that kept a near-constant vigil across the street. Now the truck's up for auction.
Jan 3, 2012 9:38AM ET
Jeffrey Goldberg on the TSA, George Packer on political journalism, Matthew Kaminski on Middle East democracy, Roger Cohen on employee burnout, and Dana Milbank on Rick Santorum.
Jan 3, 2012 9:10AM ET
Home of the first computer, the first female lawyer, one of the first states to pass gay marriage, and the home of badass farmers--Iowa isn't a bunch of "hillbillies" and this video won't let you forget.
Jan 3, 2012 8:44AM ET
Jan 3, 2012 5:45AM ET
Police arrested a German national they suspect was responsible for the string of arson across the Los Angeles area over the weekend, who may have been upset with the government over his mother's pending deportation.
Jan 2, 2012 6:43PM ET
For Charlie Trotter, 2011 wasn't a great year for press coverage (it's hard to brush off The New York Times declaring you "a leader left behind"), but now that he's announced his eponymous Chicago restaurant will close, it's time for the plaudits to roll in.
Jan 2, 2012 4:48PM ET
The LAPD arrested a man they suspect helped set fire to at least 55 cars in the Los Angeles area in the past three days, and since then no new arsons have been reported, the police say.
Jan 2, 2012 4:39PM ET
Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it.
Jan 2, 2012 3:28PM ET
Discovered: Bigger babies don't mean fatter kids, why a month-long drinking detox won't save your liver, the in vitro fertilization twin phenomenon, and glaucoma risk factors.
Jan 2, 2012 2:45PM ET
On New Year's Eve, demonstrators briefly removed the police barricades surrounding Zuccotti Park, but since the cops re-assumed control of the space it's been completely closed to the public.