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Nov 8, 2011 8:15AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 8, 2011 4:32AM ET
Former heavyweight champion of the world Joe Frazier has died, just days after his family announced that he was suffering from liver cancer. He passed away in his home town of Philadelphia.
Nov 7, 2011 6:29PM ET
Today in academia: the latest way to compare degree vs. degree, the never-ending plagiarism arms race, gender gaps around the world, and a new turn in a school nickname controversy.
Nov 7, 2011 4:29PM ET
To the delight of anyone who would ever lay eyes on cigarette boxes a Federal judge has halted the FDA's disgusting new warning labels for cigarette packages in the name of tobacco company free speech.
Nov 7, 2011 2:45PM ET
Discovered: dinosaur power-walkers, brain scans potential to treat psychosis, another good thing about fatherhood, and still no need to worry about an end-of-the-world asteroid.
Nov 7, 2011 1:20PM ET
Various news outlets are reporting on a protester who's found latest, greatest way of getting attention for his issue: hanging off of a rope ladder over the Hudson River.
Nov 7, 2011 1:00PM ET
The White House has released this official photo of a performer named John Cassidy doing a "balloon act" in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room while First Lady Michelle Obama watches in amusement/horror.
Nov 7, 2011 12:34PM ET
The New York Times-Huffington Post media spat over Lisa Belkin's Parentlode blog just got legal after The Times filed a lawsuit against the news website.
Nov 7, 2011 10:08AM ET
The crime of having a little bit of weed was was all the rage in New York City last year, according to the AP.
Nov 7, 2011 9:49AM ET
If Occupy Wall Street didn't occupy your weekend, now's your chance to catch up with our round-up of news from the protest in New York and elsewhere.
Nov 7, 2011 9:48AM ET
Robert Samuelson on deficit reduction, James Surowiecki on consumer spending, and Albert Hunt on Herman Cain
Nov 7, 2011 8:21AM ET
Adding more fuel in the "Sucks to Be Us" or "Generation Jobless" vein, a new analysis of Census data from the Pew Research Center finds the wealth gap between older and younger adults gets even bigger, the Associated Press reported.
Nov 7, 2011 8:09AM ET
Nov 7, 2011 7:08AM ET
The single Occupy Atlanta protester pictured above was arrested after ignoring a curfew order last night, as the ongoing tug of war between police and demonstrators continued over the weekend.
Nov 6, 2011 3:02PM ET
The proposed pipeline would ship oil derived from Canadian tar sands all the way to the Gulf Coast, unless a opponents sway Obama to block it.
Nov 6, 2011 2:26PM ET
Ezra Klein says Ron Suskind didn't prove his anti-Larry Summers thesis in Confidence Men. The real confidence man: Barack Obama.
Nov 6, 2011 12:40PM ET
Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya set a course record in winning the marathon Sunday. So did the two guys who finished right behind him.
Nov 6, 2011 9:40AM ET
The former defense coordinator for Penn State's football team is charged with sexually abusing eight boys through a charity he ran — and university officials are charged with covering it up.
Nov 6, 2011 9:19AM ET
The largest quake struck Saturday night, a magnitude 5.6 that was the largest in state history.
Nov 5, 2011 6:41PM ET
A death row inmate in Texas has sought DNA testing that he says will exonerate him, but he is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.
Nov 5, 2011 3:16PM ET
If the Supercommittee can't come up with a deal to slash the deficit, automatic reductions to defense spending would take place. But is that really likely?
Nov 5, 2011 10:23AM ET
The curmudgeonly essayist of CBS' 60 Minutes died just weeks after his final broadcast.
Nov 4, 2011 5:54PM ET
Solyndra has long departed both the solar panel business and the news cycle, but it had one last gasp of commerce on Wednesday and Thursday as thousands bid on high-end industrial equipment, extra solar panels, and company swag.
Nov 4, 2011 5:40PM ET
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker received some unexpected and very vocal visitors during his recent speaking engagement at Chicago's Union League Club.
Nov 4, 2011 4:37PM ET
Discovered: praise for old football helmets, the latest way to search for alien civilizations, why potential scientists don't pursue science careers, and more good news for Weight Watchers.
Nov 4, 2011 10:07AM ET
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg steps up his anti-protester rhetoric, Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York are girding for a showdown with police who they fear will be sent to evict them at any time.
Nov 4, 2011 9:52AM ET
Andrey Kurkov on Ukraine, Brett McGurk on Iraq, and Clive Stafford Smith on drones.
Nov 4, 2011 9:01AM ET
The Associated Press's Beth Fouhy got an early copy of Bill Clinton's newest book, Back to Work, while he sets aside most of his criticism for Republicans, but what he has to say about Obama is what's going to get everybody's attention.
Nov 4, 2011 8:32AM ET
Nov 4, 2011 7:29AM ET
The New York Post got more ammunition for its thesis that violent, homeless criminals have hijacked the Occupy Wall Street protests, after an unstable man kicked down tents looking for a fight in New York's encampment.