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Wednesday September 17, 2014
A time of weakness and hatred, disorientation and doubt, when nobody can see what disaster looms.
Counterterrorism officials said they are far more concerned that a militant will enter the country in a quite typical way: legally, on a commercial airline flight.
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama is expanding military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
Economists were worse than economics and policy makers were worse still.
Suicide seems to be less common where the lithium is more plentiful in drinking water.
Programs to rehabilitate substance abusers are starting to become conscious of diet, learning that sugar addiction can replace drug addiction.
The Nobel laureate Peter Higgs, 85, whose public appearances have been as rare and fleeting as the tracks of the Higgs boson, discussed his life’s work in an interview at an Edinburgh cafe.
After Mr. Foley was kidnapped by ISIS, the government offered sympathy but little active support, his family said, leaving them overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.
This show of petty nationalism is un-Scottish.
Charts of probabilities of unintended pregnancy while using different contraception methods, for up to 10 years.
Democrats are using wedge issues in states like Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado to stoke concerns about Republicans among moderate voters, especially women.
Some of Kansas’ staunchest Republicans have found some of Gov. Sam Brownback’s measures to be too far to the right, and have endorsed Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate.
The Times, with an assist from Jeter, has tried to calculate the number of times he has swung a bat in his professional career — in practice and in games.
The global failure to address the Ebola epidemic stems from a much broader crisis in our culture of government.
A videotaped statement from Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979, was made public for the first time on Monday. His lawyer argued that the statement is a false confession.
The researcher who became “the marshmallow man” for his work with children has some lessons for us all.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at a Paris conference on the Iraqi security crisis, as Iran’s supreme leader said the American plan for bombing ISIS was absurd.
The factors that improve your chances of avoiding the Type 2 variety of the disease are unmistakable: weight loss and exercise.
As American cities compete for college-educated workers, Portland has a unique problem: It has way too many.
Domestic violence is a societal scourge that must be constantly called out and constantly condemned.
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