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For Chinese, a Remarkable Sight: Freewheeling Debate on Democracy

After more than three weeks of protests, the meeting resembled less a negotiating session than a high school debate.






DealBook: After JPMorgan Breach, a Greater Push to Fortify Wall Street Banks

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.






Soup Was Once Hilarious

News: Slate - 4 hours 3 min ago

Listen to Episode 119 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Jeffrey Fowle, American Held by North Korea, Is Released

The Ohio man was let go after six months of captivity, officials said. The United States is still working on freeing two others held by North Korea.






Justified Paranoia

News: Slate - 5 hours 11 min ago

Who is Edward Snowden? That is the most interesting question that Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour raises, and, while it doesn’t give a conclusive answer, it gives us a better peek into his mind than anyone else has managed. When Snowden first became a public figure after the release of NSA data, I declared that I would have hired Edward Snowden, because from all I could tell, he was acting on values common among ethically minded programmers: competence, fairness, and honesty—as well as elitism and arrogance. Disgusted with the NSA’s dissembling about their surveillance programs, he exposed them, but only his willingness to destroy his life differentiated him from many other geeks that shared his values.

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Motherlode Blog: This Is Not Your Mother’s Marijuana Talk. So What Should We Say?

Marijuana is legal in some states and under some circumstances, and can now be munched and drunk as well as smoked. How does that change the way we talk about it with our kids?

Yahoo Revenue and Profit Surpass Estimates

Strong third-quarter results at Yahoo ended a long pattern of declines.

Submarine Search Near Stockholm Reminiscent of a Cold War Thriller

Sweden launched a search team of 200 personnel aboard ships, helicopters and minesweepers to scour the Baltic Sea in search of an unidentified foreign vessel.

ArtsBeat: Museum Showcases an Unseen Louis Armstrong Trove

The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens is displaying rare items from the collection of Jack Bradley, a longtime friend of Armstong’s.






Cowboys Release Michael Sam From Practice Squad

Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the N.F.L., spent seven weeks on the Cowboys’ practice squad after being released in training camp by the Rams.






T Magazine: Oscar de la Renta’s Most Memorable Moments in T

The inimitable designer, who died yesterday at his home in Connecticut, remembered in words, photos and video.






U.S. to Route Passengers From Ebola-Hit Nations to 5 Airports

Passengers arriving from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone must enter at one of five airports that are screening for the disease.






Spanish Nurse Infected With Ebola Is Declared Free of Disease

Tests for the disease done on María Teresa Romero Ramos have twice come back negative, hospital officials said.

Bites: Restaurant Report: Kachka in Portland, Ore.

Vodka stars at this spot, where the menu includes more than 50 brands of the spirit, as well as a selection of small plates meant to complement a night of imbibing.

Heads Up: Former Churches Blessed With New Lives in Pittsburgh

In places where the faithful once gathered you can now see a concert, take a class and sip a microbrew.

China Attack Aims at Apple iCloud Storage Service

Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said iCloud users in China may have given away login information to a third party.

Bits Blog: Staples Is Latest Retailer Hit by Hackers

The company said it was working with law enforcement agencies to determine the extent of the problem. It is one of many retailers and restaurant chains to be hit by hackers over the last year.






DealBook Column: The Truth Hidden by IBM’s Buybacks

IBM has posted large earnings and sent out large dividends to shareholders, but the company’s success has been tied more to financial engineering than actual performance.
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