TODAY  Pistorius Gets a Slap, Airbag Recall

Bladerunner: Amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. His lawyer said he expected Pistorius to spend only 10 months behind bars with the rest of his time served under house arrest. Pistorius, who has at times been very emotional during the trial, showed little reaction.

YESTERDAY  US Supplies Kurds, Swedish Sub Hunt

Permawar: US aircraft yesterday dropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters squared off against Islamic State militants in and around the Syrian border town of Kobane. American aircraft have been pounding ISIS militants, but this is the first time the US has given direct military assistance to

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Sound Recall: Toyota is recalling 247,000 cars in the US because their air bags can explode, showering the passenger compartment with deadly shrapnel. At least three people have been killed. The airbags, made by a company called Takata, have been installed in more that two million cars around the world.

Permawar: A new round of ISIS attacks has targeted the Mosul dam in Iraq, the loss of which would be disastrous for Iraq. The Kurdish fighters known as Peshmerga claim they repulsed the assaults.

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Bishops Reverse Pope on Gays, UVA Body Found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

On Second Thought: In a slap down to Pope Francis, Catholic bishops voted to remove language in a draft report calling for greater openness toward homosexuals. The move suggests a clash between the more liberal-thinking Pope and some conservative bishops. …

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Voter ID in Texas, Obama Seething

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Texass: The Supreme Court this morning reversed a lower court and decided to let Texas go ahead and apply its strict voter ID law in the November election. Voters will be required to show government-issued photo identification. The court gave …

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Congress Examines Doctor, Three Run Homer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Outbreak: Authorities closed some schools yesterday in Ohio and Texas because an Ebola-infected nurse had travelled between Cleveland and Dallas. The CDC is tracking down passengers from the flight nurse Joy Vinson took on Monday while crewmembers have been put …

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Page Two

Page Two: Stoned on 8th Avenue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Absurdity of Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

NBC’s Triumph from Tragedy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicoli Comes to the Olympics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Senior Global Digital Foreign Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Been Said

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters."


-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting in the Supreme Court decision to allow Texas to apply its voter ID law.