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Some selected readings from the New York Times.
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Hackers’ Attack Cracked 10 Financial Firms in Major Assault

Hackers’ Attack Cracked 10 Financial Firms in Major Assault | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
As the breadth and potential source of the attack on JPMorgan Chase became clearer, Washington officials urgently expressed concern about the potential for more serious attacks in the future.
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Video: 36 Hours in Copenhagen

Video: 36 Hours in Copenhagen | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Copenhagen, the standard-bearer for both design and New Nordic cuisine, offers other creative endeavors, from enticing shops to cozy bars.
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Understanding the Risks of Ebola, and What ‘Direct Contact’ Means

Understanding the Risks of Ebola, and What ‘Direct Contact’ Means | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Can you catch it on a crowded bus or train if you are standing next to someone who is infected? If the person has symptoms, the answer could be yes.
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Protest Camps in Hong Kong Come Under Assault

Protest Camps in Hong Kong Come Under Assault | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Protesters in several districts came under attack on Friday from men seeking to break apart their sit-ins, tearing down tents and surrounding demonstrators.
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Beijing’s Internet Crackdown Hurts the Chinese Economy

Beijing’s Internet Crackdown Hurts the Chinese Economy | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Businesses, researchers and ordinary people are finding it hard to complete even basic and innocuous tasks.
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Protests in Hong Kong Have Roots in China’s ‘Two Systems’

Protests in Hong Kong Have Roots in China’s ‘Two Systems’ | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
A look at why the political movements behind the protests would never have taken root in any other Chinese city.
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Police Arrest Dozens of Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong

Police Arrest Dozens of Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Students were arrested after occupying the forecourt of the local government’s headquarters during a confrontation over Hong Kong’s election process on Saturday.
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Beatification Brings Opus Dei Into the Open

Beatification Brings Opus Dei Into the Open | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
The beatification Mass for a former leader of Opus Dei is an unusually public show of force for the movement, one of the most powerful and discreet in Catholicism.
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As Votes Are Tallied, Scotland Awaits Word on Independence

As Votes Are Tallied, Scotland Awaits Word on Independence | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
About 4.3 million registered voters will decide today whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation.
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With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Aims for Versatility - NYTimes.com

With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Aims for Versatility - NYTimes.com | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it

It’s time to make peace with the term phablet.

 

Sure, the tech industry could have come up with a prettier, less jarring way to refer to smartphones that are big enough to be used as tablet computers. But phablets deserve their own unforgettably descriptive name. They aren’t simply large-screen phones. They are a distinctly new type of computing device, a machine that is often more useful, and more versatile, than either smartphones or laptops.

 

Phablets could even become the dominant computing device of the future — the most popular kind of phone on the market, and perhaps the only computer many of us need.

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Sit Less, Live Longer?

Sit Less, Live Longer? | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.
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Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Suicide seems to be less common where the lithium is more plentiful in drinking water.
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In a Study, Text Messages Add Up to a Balance Sheet of Everyday Morality

In a Study, Text Messages Add Up to a Balance Sheet of Everyday Morality | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
A study looking at daily attitudes provided a rough idea of just what constitutes the moral content of a random day.
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Hong Kong’s Great Test

Hong Kong’s Great Test | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
The protests are our last stand for our core values. We must succeed, for our city's sake, and for the future of China.
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Ebola Patient’s Journey Shows How Global Travel Spreads Disease

Ebola Patient’s Journey Shows How Global Travel Spreads Disease | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Some experts say the system, relying heavily on the honesty of travelers and the diligence of airport workers, could quickly be overwhelmed by rapidly spreading disease.
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The Fundamental Horror of ISIS

Part of the challenge of fighting the Islamic State is the difficulty of grasping the savagery of its acts.
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China’s Crackdown in Hong Kong

China’s Crackdown in Hong Kong | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
The promise of “one country, two systems” was supposed to last until 2047. How far will President Xi go if protesters stand their ground?
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For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong

For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
The Chinese leader must find a solution that keeps Hong Kong stable without sparking copycat calls for change in mainland China.
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Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at Home

Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at Home | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Maureen Stefanides wanted to fulfill her father’s request after long nursing home stays left him weak and unhappy, but the forces of the health care system seemed stacked against her.
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How Israel Silences Dissent

Those who express sympathy for Palestinians have been threatened, even fired from jobs.
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Live Updates on the Scottish Independence Referendum Count

Live Updates on the Scottish Independence Referendum Count | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
From 2 p.m. Eastern time until the final result is announced in the early hours of Friday, we will provide updates on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.
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Scottish Vote Weighs Pride Against Risk

Scottish Vote Weighs Pride Against Risk | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
While Scots have been warned repeatedly about the dire consequences of voting for independence from the United Kingdom, half — more or less — are expected to do so anyway.
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Proposal Would Require Think Tanks to Disclose Funding by Foreign Governments

Proposal Would Require Think Tanks to Disclose Funding by Foreign Governments | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Lawmakers would like to improve transparency before prominent think tanks’ scholars testify on Capitol Hill.
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IAC/InterActiveCorp Makes Moves in Online Dating

IAC/InterActiveCorp Makes Moves in Online Dating | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp — owner of Match.com, OkCupid and other sites — has been increasing its presence in the terrain that combines technology and romance in the last 10 years, but the market has become crowded.
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Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past?

Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past? | New York Times: Selected Readings | Scoop.it
The Hasidic population boom is transforming the religion’s traditional profile in New York.
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