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Account for / Adverb – its use and position /Allow & Permit / Alternative in expression & Reference / Anticipation & Time schedule/Appearance & Feature / Assure, Ensure & To Be Sure /Available / Beginning of Expression /Classification, Categorization & Correspondence / Commitment / Compact & Combined Expressions / Comparison  /Competition /Compliance & Accord / Condition,situation & conditional expression / Demonstration & Presentation / Direction & Framework / Dynamic American /Expression in Plain Words & Plain English / Implementation / in (noun) of /individual & collective / Infinitive / Interest & Concern / /Make + (adjective) nounnoun + noun / Objective, subjective, practice & approach/ Obtain & its synonyms / Order & Ranking /Past participle & Present participle / Phase, Stage & Scene / Position & Place /Present participle / Price / Provide (someone or something) with (something)/ Punctuation (incl. parenthesis, comma and so on) / Quantity, Increase & Decrease /Range & Variation / Recognition & Identification / Relation, Association, Concern & Combination / Relative pronoun / Require, Demand & Need /Restriction (use of in as preposition) /Restriction (use of in as preposition)Sentence structure Part1/Sentence structure Part2 / Thesaurus / Time / Use, purpose, method, way, case & event / With-related phrase (It seems used when the subject of a supplemental sentence is different from the one of the main sentence.)

Learning from NY Times Headline – NYTimes.com (nytdirect@nytimes.com) ‐ with its expression tight, shall we enjoy tight English expressions with categorized themes placed on the followings in particular:
Memo: A Collection of English Expressions work has been essential for me to continuously brush up on my English reading & writing ability. The following is Table of Contents of my personally categorized Personal Collection of English Expressions. (The categorization will freely be made on a grammatical basis or to personal interests or fields concerned.) 
Including the differences with expressions on their articles between NYT and WSJ papers, I expect that we could learn still more by comparing them with each other among multimedia.

Contents of TOC (Table of Contents) 

Account for

1) The company expects its large-contract business to account for 14 percent of sales this year, up from 9 percent of last year’s total (sales). 
2) Further research is being carried out to determine the exact mechanism accounting for the increased removal. 

Adverb – its use and position

1) NY Times of July 15, 2014 By ISABEL KERSHNER Officials released new details about the killing of a Palestinian youth, saying that three Israeli Jews looked for hours for a victim to avenge the killings of three Israeli teenagers.
2) NY Times of Aug. 4, 2014 By BEN HUBBARD and JODI RUDOREN An Israeli strike last week at a United Nations shelter for displaced Palestinians has generated international scrutiny about the weaponry that was used and the warning system that faltered.
3) NY Times of Sept. 2, 2014 By KATRIN BENNHOLD  As young as 11, girls were being lured into a reign of terror in Rotherham, England, but few prosecutions have resulted. 
4) NY Times of Sept. 2, 2014 By SHARON LaFRANIERE and ANDREW W. LEHREN Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.
5) NY Times of Sept. 22, 2014 Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets By LISA W. FODERARO The People's Climate March in Manhattan was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big, and it was joined, in solidarity, by demonstrations on Sunday across the globe, from Paris to Papua New Guinea.
6) NY Times of Sept. 25, 2014 In U.N. Speech, Obama Vows to Fight ISIS 'Network of Death' By MARK LANDLER  President Obama on Wednesday charted a muscular new course for the United States in a turbulent world that includes threats by the Islamic State.
7) NY Times of Aug. 25, 2015 Shanghai Stocks Continue to Dive as Global Markets Elsewhere Stabilize
By NEIL GOUGH  Across Asia, the free fall of the past few days appeared to have ended – except in China, where Shanghai stocks closed 7.6 percent lower.

8) NY Times of Aug. 27, 2015  10 Years After Katrina
The New Orleans of 2015 has been altered, and not just by nature. In some ways, it is booming as never before. In others, it is returning to pre-Katrina realities of poverty and violence, but with a new sense of dislocation for many, too.

9) NY Times of May 5, 2016 'I've Got Your Back,' Obama Tells Flint Residents By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JULIE BOSMAN
In his first visit to Flint, Mich., since its water crisis began, President Obama promised federal support and said officials at all levels should have done more.

10) NY Times of June 22, 2016 Donald Trump Hints He May Fund Race Himself
By ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
Mr. Trump, in dire financial and organizational straits, suggested he might tap his personal fortune "if need be" to be competitive in November.

Allow & Permit /


1) These steps have been carefully orchestrated to allow IH a more competitive worldwide stature. 
2) He is allowed to use these trucks for rental, whenever necessary. 

Alternative in expression & Reference


1) I’ve weighed them and there’s only one kilogram instead of two.

2) Platforms, fixed structures and artificial islands are hereinafter referred to as structures.

3) There is a cooperative group known as P.I.C.E which is an acronym for Petroleum Industry Coastal Emergency Cooperative. 

Anticipation & Time schedule


1) The general outlook for the offshore services industry remains strong for the foreseeable future. 2) The long-term price outlook for plastics is good. 3) Once-bright sales prospects in such as Brazil, Argentina, and Turkey have dimmed considerably. 4) to put something into perspective, 5) Caterpillar foresees the prime mover industry in which it is involved, unfolding over the next 50 years. 6) To forecast what the world oceans will be like in the year 2000. 7) Part 2 of the special report, scheduled for publication in the Sept. issue of Ocean Industry, will feature a conference report on the subject. 8) IEEE Ocean Engineering Conference is scheduled for Nova Scotia in August.

Appearance & Feature

1) They appear to be overwhelmingly emphatic in insisting it. 2) A detached report on the meeting appears in the new section of this issue. 3) It now looks as though we will not be able to send out the report until Monday. 4) Drillship design features dynamic positioning. 5) Present sketch on demand and supply outlook in Japan. 6) present state-of-the-art, i.e., present status 

Assure, Ensure & To Be Sure / 

1) Regarding the Wabco 120C shop manual, Wabco has assured me that they will send it within 2 weeks. 2) In building our products, General Motors’ objective is to assure the complete satisfaction of our customers. 3) Parker’s design of hose fittings ensures you of quality hose assembly every time. 4) I am therefore requesting your immediate corporation so that we can both be sure you will continue to receive issues without interruption. 5) This letter will confirm a telephone conversation I had with a member of your staff in response to your letter dated December 17, 1976, concerning my company’s Electromagnetic Filter. 

Available

1) With four different models available, 2) The basic 215 is available with a two-piece boom, adjustable from a digging depth of 14 to 20 feet and a ground level of 18 to 31 feet. 3) It is developing best available treatment standards for toxic pollutants industry by industry. 4) Our experienced service team is available to ensure customer’s successful operation of the system. 

Beginning of Expression
1) It is likely that… It is unlikely that… It appears that… , 2) It is well known that.., 3) It is estimated that 60 percent of the building has yet to be developed. 4) It should be noted that …, 5) They are convinced that …, 6) They believe that…, 7) They appear to be …, 8) This seems to be …, 9) Most observers are certain that…, 10) Generally speaking, Practically speaking. For a starter, Technically speaking. Needless to say. As a result, 11) According to Nalco chemicals Co., 12) To this end, I offer the services of this office to arrange for your Interviews. 13) As a result, there will be opportunities amid formidable competition …, 14) In short, Lancer Boss is an innovative and independent-minded company, doing well in a lucrative. 15) To the best of our knowledge, through checking with North-American-based company officials, we found that …, 16) To begin with, the clinical physician is schooled primarily in inductive reasoning. 17) Rumor has it that …, 18) I hope you will be able to attend or be represented. 19 ) Most of the industry recognize that …, 20) NY Times of May 18, 2014 Inquiry by General Motors Is Said to Focus on Its Lawyers By BILL VLASIC A review of internal communication shows that high-ranking officials, particularly in G.M.’s legal department, acted with increasing urgency in the last 12 months to grapple with the spreading impact of defective ignition switches. 

Classification, Categorization /
1) NY Times of Nov.29, 2014 Protesters United Against Ferguson Decision, but Challenged in Unity By JOHN ELIGON Activists are divided by aim and by geography, with goals of justice for Michael Brown or an end to lethal police force against minorities. 2) The climate of coastal southern California is classified as Mediterranean type and is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. 3) It is of the type which many observers expect will enjoy substantial market growth. 

Commitment
1) They are committed to the concept of self-loading scrapers, as opposed to the push-loaded scrapers prevalent among other competitors’ product lines. 2) Crown has made substantial commitments to this product line and has promised dealers expanded capability in both the rider and the walk behind trucks. 3) To deepen its commitment to the construction machinery market, and 4) Ford has committed $17 million to purchases from minority firms 

Compact & Combined Expressions /
1) NY Times of July 10, 2014 Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border By FRANCES ROBLES An increase in gang-related killings of children is a key factor driving the surge of migration of young Central Americans to the United States.

 

Comparison
1) NY Times of Sept. 13, 2014 Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees By KEN BELSON The statements are the league's most unvarnished admission yet that the sport's professional participants sustain severe brain injuries at far higher rates than the general population.
2) NY Times of Sept. 13, 2014 U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola By DENISE GRADY The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more and could infect hundreds of thousands, say scientists mapping its spread for the American government.
3) NY Times of Oct. 5, 2014 Democrats Lean Heavily on PACs in Coordinated Push to Counter G.O.P. By ASHLEY PARKER and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Democrats are more reliant than they have ever been on the very kind of big-money groups they have spent years trying to outlaw.

Competition /

1) Competitive scaled bid procedures; Competitive pricing, 2) Hatz diesel can be incorporated for a cost very competitive to gasoline-powered lift trucks. 3) Paper competes with plastics. 4) The packaging markets in which paper is faced with competition from plastics. 5) This new tractor-loader-backhoe is a hedge against what may be tough competition for the hydraulic excavator line. 6) British firms entering the oil business do so in the face of strong competition by particularly in the USA, with years of accumulated experience behind them. 

Compliance & Accord 01
1) Orders for the equipment are meeting and exceeding their early expectations. 2) Thwaites is confident that their continued expansion into larger haulers will fit a market requirement for small, durable, all-wheel-drive units. 3) There is a variety of teeth to match every job application. 4) Field experience also is consistent with this. 
Compliance & Accord 02 
1) Member States shall bring into force the provisions necessary in order to comply with this Directive within 18 months after its notification and shall forthwith as soon as possible inform the Commission thereof. 2) This is in line with a long-term program aimed at maintaining and improving the state of the nation’s highways, while reducing construction of new roads in line with national energy priorities. 3) This order is established pursuant to the authority prescribed in 30 CFR 250 and in accordance with 30 CFR 250.19. 4) This was particularly true when it became apparent that John Deere was not meeting announced market objectives some six months ago. 5) The same is true at Leroi, which … 6) The engine alone will be exercised in a manner which as nearly as possible matches on-the-road exercise. 

Condition, Situation & Conditional Expression
1) Concerning item No. 1-6, we are trying to get it but it probably will be the same situation as item No.6. 2) A less pressing situation with respect to energy requirement would be the OTEC production of aluminum. 3) In the event of a spill originating from an oil operation / in the event of a spill situation meriting such action, 4) If this is truly the case, we are going to experience one of the most influential recessions in history. 5) on grounds that .., on the ground that … 

Demonstration & Presentation
1) Each of the above services represents a specialization in a very sophisticated area of ocean operation. 2) The $6.5 million plant can process 650 tons/day of waste, representing more than half of the city’s collections. 3) The new 890 excavator and the soon -to-be-introduced 850 and 855 crawler tractors and other recently introduced products point the direction toward larger equipment at John Deer in the future. 

Direction & Framework
1) In what directions will they making moves to head ? 2) They suspect that this passive marketing approach will take a new direction in the relatively near future. 3) Tropical cyclones frequently move northwestward off the west coast of Mexico. 4) Much of this, of course, is directed at anticipated continued growth in surface mining for coal and other natural resource items. 5) Caterpillar has made substantial progress on a laboratory basis at improving the thermal efficiency. 6) On a supplementary basis,.,. ; On a relative basis,… ; On a regional basis; On a retrofit basis, 7) Any future incidents will be settled on a case by case basis through the appropriate court. 8) To implement industry-by- industry standard, 9) All sales will be based on license arrangements. 

Dynamic American ( It will be found out that American English (AmE) expressions are featured by extensive use of the present participle (including gerund – a noun in the form of the present participle), past participle, cut-down relative pronoun and a variety of punctuation; these are all indispensable for tight and dynamic expressions.) / 

Note: Described in John Seely's Oxford Guide to Effectiive Writing and Speaking is "English is not static but dynamic; its vocabulary and grammar continue to develop and change, as they have done for centuries."


1) NY Times of Aug. 10, 2014 Iraq Airstrikes May Continue for Months, Obama Says By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and TIM ARANGO President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended presence in the skies over Iraq, telling reporters that the airstrikes he ordered this week, and which continued on Saturday, could go on for months.
Expression in Plain Words & Plain English / 
See: with-related phrase, present participle, punctuation, SEC ( #8. of Part 1 ) and so on

Implementation /

1) The Environmental Protection Agency is presently conducting a major effort aimed at developing and promulgating new source performance standards. 2) To implement a program, To undertake production of, To undergo testing on, and To undergo a development , 3) Typical of the tasks performed, 4) If they had performed the design, it would be somewhat different. 

in (noun) of
1) in search of a material handling vehicle, 2) in recognition of this factor, 3) in light of comments by Frank Graves, 4) in light of increasing economic and environmental pressures, 5) in honor of the occasion, 6) in answer to my request, 7) in terms of applicability, 8) in engineering aspects of the life science and 9) in both physical and biological terms

Individual & Collective
1) A multitude of small individually insignificant projects are under way. 
2) It’s not related to any one individual – it’s a collective effort on the part of all employees. 
3) In total, our contact included 30 operators who own a total of 54 of these two-model trucks and have a collective experience of over 150,000 hours of operations. 

Infinitive
1) To meet European market demand, about 1,000 companies produce at least 10,000 pesticide formulations. 2) They, two, will have to venture into the higher capacity equipment to compete fully. 
3) NY Times of Jan. 17, 2016  Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites
By GINA KOLATA and SARAH COHEN
The rising death rates for young white adults, ages 25 to 34, make them the first generation since the Vietnam War years to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than their previous generation.

Interest & Concern /
1) A recent area of interest at the German Hanover Fairs 
2) All of this results in extremely lower energy use, a continuing area of concern to European contractors. 
3) Coca-Cola is very seriously concerned about fragment retention. 
4) Besides this lease arrangement, any contemplated work offshore, or related onshore work, must be reviewed by all concerned Government agencies. 
5) What would this proposal actually do and how would it contribute to the best interests of all concerned? 
6) The Johns Hopkins scientists have produced, with the aid of interested industrial concerns, a plan. 
7) In the next 25 years, environmental, ecological and safety concerns will influence machine design more than ever in the past. 
8) the perspective of concern for the impacts of power plant cooling 

Make + (adjective) noun 

1) NY Times of May 29, 2015 Women in Tunisia Tell of Decades of Police Cruelty, Violence and Rape By CARLOTTA GALL In an Arab country where women's rights had made advances, women are testifying about abuses under two dictatorships.

2) NY times of April 24, 2015 First Evidence of a Blunder in Drone Strike: 2 Extra Bodies By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT When six bodies instead of four were taken from the wreckage after a C.I.A. drone strike in Pakistan and hastily buried, it was a clear signal that the spy agency had made a deadly mistake.

noun + noun
Note- the first Noun is used as an adjective or adverb it may often be gerund and composed of a couple of nouns. 
1) The field survey phase of the study in the 1971 time frame 2) Budget tightening practices 3) How fast will this replacement process happen? 4) Agricultural materials dealers 5) Little field difficulty seems to have appeared. 6) A hard-to-convince consumer group  7) A permit application 

Objective, Subjective, Practice & Approach /
1) Concerning each of three objective manufacturers, 2) Inventions relating to the subject matter of the project 3) Caterpillar’s cautious approach to marketing of the DIO tractor seems to be paying off. 4) There are two approaches we can take. 5) Long-entrenched contractor operating habits and practice

Obtain & its synonyms /
1)Equipment on hand or to be acquired in late 1974 is as follows: 2) Where to get further information is on the next page. 3) The Chamber of Commerce filed a request to obtain background information. 

Order & Ranking
1) NY Times of Feb. 23, 2015 Obama's Expected Keystone Pipeline Veto Is Likely to Be the First in a Wave By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and CORAL DAVENPORT President Obama's veto of the pipeline bill this week, the third and most significant one of his six years in office, would most likely be followed by others.
2) Announcement of Nov. 14, 2015 from Kindle Direct Publishing 
We will again award "KDP Select All-Stars" for October to the most-read authors and most-read titles in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. All bonuses will be awarded based on total Kindle Edition Normalized Pages read during the month. We will also award bonuses for illustrated kids’ books – the top 100 most read titles in the U.S. and top 25 in the U.K. will receive such bonuses. For more information on All-Stars, you can go here:

Past participle & Present participle /
1) NY Times of June 22, 2014 Answering a Cleric's Call, Iraqi Shiites Take Up Arms  By C. J. CHIVERS Large sections of Baghdad and southern Iraq's Shiite heartland have been swept up in a mass mobilization, energized by a fatwa urging able-bodied Iraqis to take up arms against Sunni extremists.
2) NY Times of July 31, 2014 By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to end the Gaza conflict.
3) NY Times of Aug. 7, 2014 Conflict Leaves Industry in Ashes and Gaza Reeling From Economic Toll By JODI RUDOREN and FARES AKRAM In addition to the estimated 1,800 Palestinians killed, business leaders say some 175 industrial plants took devastating blows.
4) NY Times of Aug. 15, 2014 Traders Profit as Power Grid Is Overworked By JULIE CRESWELL and ROBERT GEBELOFF Trading linked to congestion on New York State's electric grid, a market intended to protect power companies and ultimately benefit consumers, has made big profits for trading firms.
5) NY Times of Sept. 9, 2014 Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say By ERIC SCHMITT, MICHAEL R. GORDON and HELENE COOPER The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.
6) NY Times of Oct. 7, 2014 Ebola Infects Spanish Nurse, a First in West By RAPHAEL MINDER and DENISE GRADY The nurse was the first health worker to be infected with the virus outside West Africa, raising concerns about how prepared Western nations are to treat Ebola victims.
7)  NY Times of Feb. 23, 2015 Amid a Slump, a Crackdown for Venezuela By SIMON ROMERO and GIRISH GUPTA Faced with tumbling approval ratings as Venezuelans reel from a steep currency devaluation and a crumbling economy, President Nicolás Maduro is intensifying his attacks against opponents.
8) NY Times of April 13, 2015 Mighty Rio Grande Now a Trickle Under Siege By MICHAEL WINES
A region confronts changing weather patterns that have shrunk snowpacks, raised temperatures, spurred evaporation and reduced reservoirs to record lows.

9) NY Times of April 23, 2015 Saudi Resolve on Yemen Reflects Limits of U.S. Strategy 
By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDON An aerial operation by Saudi-led forces in Taiz, combined with reports of continued fighting, dampened hopes for a broad cease-fire.

10) NY Times of May 27, 2015 FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Blatter Isn't Among Them By MATT APUZZO, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and SAM BORDEN As FIFA leaders gathered for a meeting, Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced and made arrests at the Justice Department's request on charges including racketeering and money laundering.

11) NY Times of Nov. 30, 2015 Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, NICHOLAS KULISH and STEVEN LEE MYERS
The earnings from the militants' violent collection practices total tens of millions of dollars a month, approaching $1 billion a year, according to some estimates. 

12) NY Times of Feb. 1, 2016 Microcephaly, Spotlighted by Zika Virus, Has Long Afflicted and Mystified By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS 
Each year, an estimated 25,000 babies in the United States receive a diagnosis of microcephaly, an abnormally small head, but prognoses are hard to predict.

13) NY Times of May 19, 2016 Actions by Congress on Opioids Haven't Included Limiting Them By GARDINER HARRIS and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN 
The House and the Senate have whipsawed between ensuring access to narcotic painkillers and addressing the addiction epidemic linked to those drugs. 

NY Times of May 19, 2016 Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing to Harm Hillary Clinton in the Homestretch By PATRICK HEALY, YAMICHE ALCINDOR and JEREMY W. PETERS 
Determined to transform the party, the senator is aiming to amass enough leverage to press his agenda at the convention – or even wrest the nomination.

Phase, Stage & Scene /
1) Within the next ten years, such an idea will at least be tried on the large mining projects, particularly in the reclamation phase. 2) Many of the system’s individual stages are so advanced they are at the edge of the current state of the art. 3) The two tanks alternate automatically between adsorption and desorption phases. 4) On the company’s distributor scene 

Position & Place

1) It will attract upwards of 100,000 attendees from the North America continent, and mother 30,000 visitors will come from the far corners of the earth. 
2) In short, Lancer-Boss is an innovative and independent-minded company, doing well n a lucrative, though somewhat restricted corner of the market.
3) Construction began there on the 1.3-million-square-foot building in the spring of 1975. 
4) About 750 people are working there now. 
5) The major of contractors are situated in Southwest Arizona.

6) The SCC is centrally located in the field office in Wellton. 

7) NY Times of July 1, 2016 Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, U.S. Says 
By BILL VLASIC and NEAL E. BOUDETTE 
The federal highway safety agency said that the driver of a Tesla on "autopilot" died in a crash in May, thought to be the first death in a self-driving car.

Present participle (including: gerund – a noun in the form of the present participle) / 

1)  NY Times of June 9, 2014 Terrorists Attack Airport in Pakistan, Killing 13 By ZIA ur-REHMAN and SALMAN MASOOD Ten gunmen infiltrated Karachi international airport, engaging in an extended firefight against security forces, killing 13 people before security forces killed the militants and regained control of the airport.
2) NY Times of June 9, 2014 Time Inc. to Set a Lonely Course after a Spinoff  By DAVID CARR and RAVI SOMAIYA The magazine publisher, once a towering presence in its industry, has been spun off from Time Warner into an inhospitable environment and carrying a load of debt.
3) NY Times of June 24, 2014 Iraqi Insurgents Secure Control of Border Posts By TIM ARANGO and MICHAEL R. GORDON The seizing of the crossing raised the specter of the insurgency's becoming a menace not just to Iraq and Syria, but also to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
4)  NY Times of July 20, 2014 By PETER BAKER  The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled across multiple continents, bringing home in vivid relief the consequences of a struggle that had seemed far removed for many.
5) NY Times of Aug. 3, 2014 U.S. Nuclear Deal With Russia Is Derailed as Tensions Rise By DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD The growing confrontation between the United States and Russia has derailed an accord to expand collaboration on nuclear projects, including reciprocal visits to atomic sites by scientists.
6) NY Times of Sept. 6, 2014 Obama Enlists 9 Allies to Help in the Battle Against ISIS By HELENE COOPER President Obama escalated the U.S. response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, recruiting at least nine allies to help crush the organization and offering the outlines of a strategy that echoes the war on terror.
7) NY Times of Sept. 9, 2014 Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Once-decayed steel towns and desolate rural regions are rising anew, their economies bustling as domestic oil and gas production surges.
8) NY Times of Sept. 11, 2014 Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants By MARK LANDLER President Obama, addressing the nation, said he would deploy 475 more military advisers  to Iraq, but sought to draw a distinction between the new action and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
9) NY Times of Sept. 17, 2014 Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response By HELENE COOPER and SHERI FINK President Obama, warning that the disease could take hundreds of thousands of lives, called on other nations to help the United States as it leads the fight.
10) NY Times of Oct.10, 2014 In Rickety Boats, Cuban Migrants Again Flee to U.S. By FRANCES ROBLES The number of Cubans attempting the voyage to the United States has nearly doubled in the past two years, putting the spotlight on the growing frustration with a post-Fidel Cuba.
11) NY Times of Oct. 18, 2014 ISIS Militants in Syrian Border Town Begin to Retreat After a Monthlong Battle By KAREEM FAHIM and HELENE COOPER The advance of Islamic State forces on Kobani, Syria, has stalled as the militants have been forced to retreat on several fronts, shifting the monthlong battle in favor of the Kurdish fighters defending the city.
12)  NY Times of Oct. 20, 2014 Presumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer Abuses By ANDREW JACOBS and CHRIS BUCKLEY China is in the midst of a scorching campaign against government corruption, but its system of investigation often operates in secret and beyond the law, leading to abuses suffered by the officials being targeted.
13) NY Times of Nov. 2, 2014  New Agenda By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR Expecting a less friendly Congress after the election, aides are mapping out possible compromises with Republicans to expand trade, overhaul taxes and build roads and bridges.
14) Nov. 14, 2014 Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S. By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, JULIA PRESTON and ASHLEY PARKER Ignoring Republican protests, President Obama will assert his executive authority to order a broad overhaul of the immigration system, including a plan to give work permits to millions, officials said.
15) NY Times of Jan. 3, 2015 Fight on Guns Is Being Taken to State Ballots By JENNIFER STEINHAUER The gun control movement, facing mounting losses in federal elections, is tweaking its name, refining its goals and using the gay-marriage movement as a model.
16) NY Times of Feb. 15, 2015 As Dynasty's Son, Jeb Bush Used His Connections Freely By STEVE EDER and MICHAEL BARBARO For the 12 years that George Bush held national elective office, Jeb Bush used his unique access to seek favors and make suggestions, helping bolster his own nascent career. 
NY Times of Feb. 15, 2015 Islamic State Sprouting Limbs Beyond Its Base By ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK  The Islamic State is expanding beyond its base in Syria and Iraq to establish militant affiliates in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, raising the prospect of a new global war on terror.
17) NY Times of Mar. 16, 2015 Crackdown in a Detroit Stripped of Metal Parts By JOHN ELIGON For generations, scavengers have prowled this city with impunity. But recently, the city has been serious about fighting back, sounding a death knell for part of the underground economy.
18) NY Times of Mar. 18, 2015 Breast Biopsies Leave Room for Doubt, Study Finds By DENISE GRADY Breast biopsies are good at telling the difference between healthy tissue and cancer, but less reliable for identifying more subtle abnormalities, a new study finds.
19) NY Times of Mar. 19, 2019 Fed Signals It May Increase Interest Rates by Midyear By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM Dropping its promise to remain "patient" on a rate move, the central bank expressed optimism that the economy no longer needs quite as much help, while acknowledging that growth has slowed and inflation declined.
20)  NY Times of Mar. 27, 2015 A Policy Puzzle of U.S. Goals and Alliances in the Middle East By MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK In becoming involved in a Saudi-led campaign to dislodge rebels in Yemen, the United States has created more entanglement with its alliances.
21) NY Times of Oct. 17, 2015 
Afghan Plan to Expand Militia Raises Abuse Concerns By MUJIB MASHAL
Facing an aggressive offensive from the Taliban, the government wants to expand the Afghan Local Police, despite their troubled history. 

Hillary Clinton Bets on Future With Spending Spree to Build Campaign Infrastructure
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MAGGIE HABERMAN and SARAH COHEN
Hillary Clinton, using lessons learned from the 2008 campaign, has built a cash-hungry campaign to build an unparalleled infrastructure that could morph into a general election machine.

Present participle (including: gerund – a noun in the form of the present participle ) 02 /

1) NY Times of April 6, 2015 Obama Calls Preliminary Iran Nuclear Deal 'Our Best Bet' By PETER BAKER In an interview, President Obama called last week's preliminary agreement a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to curb the spread of nuclear weapons in a dangerous region while reassuring critics.
2) NY Times of April 21, 2015 Rising Toll on Migrants Leaves Europe in Crisis; 900 May Be Dead at Sea By JIM YARDLEY The European Union met in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss the disasters as rescuers scrambled to find survivors after ships sank Saturday and early Sunday.

3) NY Times of May 11, 2015 Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons By SARAH MASLIN NIR Acting in response to a series in The New York Times, the governor said a multiagency task force would investigate possible wage theft and health hazards salon by salon.

4) NY Times of May 17, 2015 Rock Hurling Is Old Nemesis of Train Crews
By DAVE PHILIPPS and ELIZABETH A. HARRIS Though being struck by flying objects is typically not a serious safety concern, it is a common occurrence for train crews.

5) NY Times of June 5, 2015 Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border By CHARLIE SAVAGE, JULIA ANGWIN, JEFF LARSON and HENRIK MOLTKE
Searching for evidence of computer hacking originating abroad, the Obama administration has stepped up warrantless monitoring, documents show.

6) NY Times of June 7, 2015 Hillary Clinton Traces Friendly Path, Troubling Party
By JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN Ms. Clinton appears to be dispensing with the nationwide strategy that won her husband two terms in the White House, opting instead to retrace Barack Obama's narrower path.

7) NY Times of June 9, 2015 Supreme Court Backs White House on Jerusalem Passport Dispute
By ADAM LIPTAK The justices, ruling 6 to 3, rejected an attempt by Congress to require the State Department to indicate in passports that Jerusalem is part of Israel.

8) NY Times of Sept. 23, 2015 Plan on Migrants Strains the Limits of Europe's Unity
By STEVEN ERLANGER and JAMES KANTER
Gathering for their second such session in eight days, the ministers haggled over a proposal to resettle an additional 120,000 people across the European Union.

9) NY Times of Sept. 25, 2015 Pope Francis, in Congress, Pleads for Unity on World's Woes
By PETER BAKER and JIM YARDLEY
Speaking to lawmakers on Thursday, the pope issued a call to action on issues largely favored by liberals, including a critique of the excesses of capitalism and a defense of immigration.

10) NY Times of Dec. 2, 2015 ISIS Promise of Statehood Falling Far Short, Ex-Residents Say
By BEN HUBBARD Cruelty, a lack of services and an onerous tax system are driving people from areas controlled by the Islamic State, challenging its claim of being a government for the world's Muslims.

11) NY Times of De. 3, 2015 Struggling City Is Traumatized by a Siege and a Loud and Bloody Shootout
By ADAM NAGOURNEY, IAN LOVETT and JENNIFER MEDINA
San Bernardino, already struggling with the specters of bankruptcy and decay for nearly a decade, was traumatized by a siege that started at the Inland Regional Center and spilled out on its residential streets before culminating in a loud and bloody shootout. 

12) NY Times of Dec. 26, 2015 As Oil Money Melts, Alaska Mulls First Income Tax in 35 Years
By KIRK JOHNSON
Falling oil prices have the least-taxed state in the nation facing a budget crisis, and the governor is asking residents to shoulder more of the costs.

13) NY Times of Jan. 12, 2016 
As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, 'Smaller' Leaves Some Uneasy 
By WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER  
The Energy Department and the Pentagon have been readying a weapon with a build-it-smaller approach, setting off a philosophical clash in the world of nuclear arms. 

El Chapo Case Draws Mexico Closer to U.S. By AZAM AHMED  
Joaquín Guzmán Loera's escape from prison helped shrink the distance between Mexico and the United States, creating a sense of shared urgency that had not existed in years.

14) NY Times of Jan. 19, 2016 Hillary Clinton Gets Set for a Long Slog Against Bernie Sanders
By AMY CHOZICK
Facing a tougher-than-expected challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Hillary Clinton's campaign is preparing for a primary fight that could stretch into late April or early May.

15) NY Times of Jan. 18, 2016 In Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton Seizes on Policy Shifts
By PATRICK HEALY and AMY CHOZICK
Hillary Clinton targeted Bernie Sanders's electoral appeal with some of her strongest language yet in a debate on Sunday night, trying to undercut his image as an anti-political truth teller.

16) NY Times of Jan. 26, 2016 NY Times of Jan. 26, 2016  2 Abortion Foes Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Are Indicted By MANNY FERNANDEZ 
A grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of allegations of misconduct, instead indicting its opponents on charges including tampering with a governmental record.

17) NY Times of Feb. 10, 2016 Obama's Budget Seeks to Ease Economic Fears for U.S. Workers
By NOAM SCHEIBER
With his spending proposals, the president laid out a clear view of government's role in the labor market, providing a detailed agenda to ease the anxieties of workers weighed down by job insecurity and income volatility.

18) NY Times of Mar. 4, 2016 
Divide Grows in Southeast Over Offshore Drilling Plan By CORAL DAVENPORT
Many coastal residents, fearing a repeat of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, see potential disaster, while those inland speak of economic opportunity.

In Republican Debate, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Wage Urgent Attacks on Donald Trump
By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN
Mr. Rubio and Mr. Cruz relentlessly demeaned and denounced Mr. Trump at Thursday's debate, all but pleading with Republicans to reconsider nominating him.

19) NY Times of May 11, 2016 Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia, Prolonging Race With Hillary Clinton By TRIP GABRIEL 
The primary victory by the senator from Vermont will force his Democratic rival to continue a distracting nominating fight.

20) NY Times of May 14, 14, 2016 Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home By KATIE THOMAS, SHERI FINK and MITCH SMITH
Some states are falling short in increasing the share of Medicaid dollars spent on providing support that would allow disabled people to live at home.

21) NY Times of July 8, 2016 After Philando Castile's Killing, Obama Calls Police Shootings 'an American Issue'
By MATT FURBER and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
The president, reacting to a grisly video that showed Mr. Castile being shot by the police in Minnesota, asked the nation to confront racial disparities in law enforcement. 

22) NY Times of July 10, 2016
A Struggle for Common Ground, Amid Fears of a National Fracture
By JACK HEALY and NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES
People in interviews across the United States said the nation increasingly felt mired in bloodshed and blame, and was fracturing along racial and ideological lines.

Price

1) All prices are subject to change without notice. 
2) That will be translated into a 20 percent cost reduction, primarily in labor costs of assembling the cores in the mold. 
3) In our highly competitive business, a price cannot be entirely out of line with other quotations on comparable products. 

Provide (someone or something) with (something) /

1) The microwave heater provides a solution to this problem. 
2) To provide suitable answers to immediate problems facing coating suppliers and end-users alike. 
3) Engineering capabilities, laboratory and fabrication facilities are maintained to provide clients with services related to those. 

Punctuation (incl. parenthesis, comma, hyphenation and so on) /

Note: Described in John Seely's Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking is "It would be a pity to overdo a short-cut phrase like 'stress-related illnesses' or, like any other useful linguistic device, it would degenerate into jargon." In this regard, Lynne Truss' Eats, Shoots & Leaves is definitely worth reading as well. 


1) NY Times of June 7, 2014 By JUSTIN GILLIS and MICHAEL WINES At least 10 states have already met President Obama's goal of a 30 percent reduction in power plant emissions by 2030, without the economic damage that critics have warned would occur.
2) NY Times of June 11, 2014 Eric Cantor Defeated by David Brat, Tea Party Challenger, in Primary Upset By JONATHAN MARTIN In one of the most stunning primary election upsets in congressional history, Mr. Cantor, the House majority leader, was soundly defeated by David Brat, a Tea Party-backed candidate.
3)  NY Times of July 21, 2014 By ANNE BARNARD and ISABEL KERSHNER  The withering assault on the neighborhood of Shejaiya, and the death of 87 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and officers, appeared to shake the international community.
4) NT Times of July 29, 2014 When Cell Door Opens, Tough Tactics and Risk By ERICA GOODE Cases in Tennessee and elsewhere illustrate the risk of cell extractions, a common tactic in which inmates are forced out of their cells by prison officers.
5) NY Times of Aug. 1, 2014 Cease-Fire in Gaza Conflict Takes Effect as Talks Are Set  By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER The United States and the United Nations announced the 72-hour pause early Friday, a diplomatic bolt-from-the-blue that will set the stage for arduous negotiations between Israel and Hamas.
6) NY Times of Aug. 17, 2014With Aid Doctors Gone, Ebola Fight Grows Harder By SHERI FINK The departure of many Western development workers from the West African countries hit hardest by Ebola has further weakened the region's decrepit, understaffed health systems.
7) NY Times of Aug. 24,2014 For Nuncio Accused of Abuse, Dominicans Want Justice at Home, Not Abroad By LAURIE GOODSTEIN A top Vatican ambassador, or nuncio – who serves as a personal envoy of the pope – was accused of sexual abuse of minors.
8) NY Times of Sept. 15, 2014 Regulator Slow to Respond to Deadly Vehicle Defects By HILARY STOUT, DANIELLE IVORY and REBECCA R. RUIZ. An investigation by The New York Times has found that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frequently has been slow to identify problems, tentative to act and reluctant to employ its full legal powers against companies.
9)  NY Times of Sept. 21, 2014 A Florida Race Strains Wallets and Loyalties By LIZETTE ALVAREZ The contest for governor between Rick Scott, the incumbent, and Charlie Crist, who switched parties, is costing tens of millions of dollars and disorienting voters.
10)  NY Times of Sept. 21, 2014 After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL In a growing practice, medical assistants, consultants and other hospital staffers, often called in without patients' knowledge, are charging hefty fees.
11) NY Times of Sept. 23, 2014 Raids by ISIS Push Flood of Refugees Into Turkey By BEN HUBBARD Turkey's deputy prime minister said the Islamic State's advance was causing a crisis "worse than a natural disaster" in his country.
12) NY Times of Sept. 23, 2014 Airstrikes by U.S. and Allies Hit ISIS Targets in Syria By HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT Airstrikes, conducted with several Arab allies, unleashed a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs on the militants' de facto capital, Raqqa, Syria.
13) NY Times of Oct. 6, 2014 A Smuggled Girl's Odyssey of False Promises and Fear By DAMIEN CAVE and FRANCES ROBLE Cecilia, a 16-year-old Guatemalan seeking a better life in the United States, fell prey to "coyotes," the smugglers who lure migrants, on a trip that devolved into outright abduction.
14) NY Times of Oct. 11, 2014 Two Champions of Children Are Given Nobel Peace Prize By DECLAN WALSH Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate of girls' education, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian who has rescued trafficked children from slavery, shared the prize.
15) NY Times of Oct. 19, 2014 Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG Democrats are deploying black elected officials and others to target African-American voters, who could help swing midterm elections if they turn out in higher-than-forecast rates.
16) NY Times of Dec. 4, 2014 'Superbugs' Kill India's Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat By GARDINER HARRIS Researchers say a significant share of the bacteria in India – in its water, sewage, animals, soil and even its mothers – are resistant to nearly all antibiotics.
17) NY Times of Mar. 22, 2015 Brooklyn Fire Kills 7 Children, City's Worst Toll Since 2007 By BENJAMIN MUELLER and NATE SCHWEBER A fire that ripped through the home of an Orthodox Jewish family, trapping the children – ages 5 to 16 – in their bedrooms, was sparked by a malfunctioning hot plate, officials said.
18) NY Times of Mar. 25, 2015 Germanwings Crash in French Alps Kills 150; Cockpit Voice Recorder Is Found By NICOLA CLARK and DAN BILEFSKY The jet, en route from Barcelona, Spain, to Düsseldorf, Germany, went down in the southern Alps. The authorities and executives of the airline, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, had no immediate explanation for the crash.
19) NY Times of April 6, 2015 Obama Calls Preliminary Iran Nuclear Deal 'Our Best Bet' By PETER BAKER In an interview, President Obama called last week's preliminary agreement a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to curb the spread of nuclear weapons in a dangerous region while reassuring critics. 
20) NY Times of May 12, 2015 U.S. Will Allow Drilling for Oil in Arctic Ocean
By CORAL DAVENPORT The move is a major victory for Shell, but environmentalists say a possible accident there could have far-reaching consequences.

21) NY Times of May 13, 2015 STATE OF THE ART For Verizon and AOL, Mobile Is a Magic Word
By FARHAD MANJOO The Verizon-AOL deal is just the latest corporate reaction to a staggering shift in the way people across the globe get their news and entertainment.

22) NY Times of May 15, 2015 B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89
By TIM WEINER Mr. King's world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues.

23) NY Times of May 17, 2015 Brown's Arid California, Thanks Partly to His Father
By ADAM NAGOURNEY Gov. Jerry Brown is coping with the modern-day California that his father, Edmund G. Brown Sr., helped to create.

24) NT Times of May 20. 2015 Los Angeles Lifts Its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
By JENNIFER MEDINA and NOAM SCHEIBER
In a 14-1 City Council vote, the nation's second-largest city approved an increase from $9 an hour over five years, and gave the push to raise wages across the country a major lift.

25) NY Times of May 23, 2015 Farmers Agree to Water Cuts in California
By JENNIFER MEDINA State officials accepted an offer from growers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to give up a quarter of their water this season.

26) NY Times of June 9, 2015 Cleveland Leaders Bypass Prosecutors to Seek Charge in Tamir Rice Case By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO Community leaders will invoke a seldom-used Ohio law and go directly to a judge to request murder charges against the police officers in the shooting.

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NY Times of June 14, 2015 U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe
By ERIC SCHMITT and STEVEN LEE MYERS
The proposal, if approved, would represent the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has stationed heavy military equipment in Eastern Europe.

28) NY Times of June 24, 2015 Trade Accord, Once Blocked, Nears Passage
By JONATHAN WEISMAN
President Obama's ambitious trade push is back on track, after several near-death moments, in large measure because top Republicans stood by him.

29) NY Times of Aug. 11, 2015 Watts, 50 Years On, Stands in Contrast to Today's Conflicts By JENNIFER MEDINA 
A symbol of racial tensions after riots broke out on Aug. 11, 1965, Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, has made strides in relations between the police and the community. But it is no utopia. 

NY Times of Aug. 11, 2015 Google to Reorganize in Move to Keep Its Lead as an Innovator By CONOR DOUGHERTY 
Under the new name, Alphabet, the company is signaling that it has essentially become a collection of disparate businesses.

30) NY Times of Sept. 21, 2015 U.S. Will Accept More Refugees as Crisis Grows
By MICHAEL R. GORDON, ALISON SMALE and RICK LYMAN
Under the plan, the limit on visas for refugees would be increased to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000.

31) NY Times of Nov. 7, 2015 The further away a story is, the more important it is to take a closer look. With on-the-ground reporting from around the world, our journalists give you a street-level view of today’s most critical issues.

32) NY Times of Nov. 10, 2015 Russian Athletes Part of State-Sponsored Doping Program, Report Finds
By REBECCA R. RUIZ
The report, by the World Anti-Doping Agency, implicates athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and various Russian institutions. 

33) NY Times of Nov. 10, 2015 Myanmar Election Has Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Confident of Landslide
By THOMAS FULLER
The military-backed ruling party acknowledged its poor showing in the landmark elections, whose results were still being tabulated on Monday.

34) NY Times of Nov. 30, 2015 A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Unprecedented political spending helped elect a fresh-faced financier. But his ideological vision has unsettled many in the state.

35) NY Times of Dec. 3, 2015 Shooting in San Bernardino Kills at Least 14; Two Suspects Dead
By ADAM NAGOURNEY, IAN LOVETT and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
The police said the suspects – a man and a woman – were killed in a shootout after the attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

36) NY Times of Jan. 15, 2016 At Republican Debate, Taunts and Quips as Rivals Battle
By JONATHAN MARTIN and PATRICK HEALY
Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas shed months of cordiality as the latest presidential debate became a hand-to-hand fight in their razor-close contest in the Iowa caucuses.

37) NY Times of May 7, 2016 In Deeply Divided Chicago, Most Agree: City Is Off Course
By MONICA DAVEY and GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
Residents of the nation's third-largest city, especially blacks and Latinos, have lost faith in many of its essential institutions, a survey finds.

38) NY Times of May 11, 2016 Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest  By JUSTIN GILLIS and HENRY FOUNTAIN 
Scientists say the near-destruction of Fort McMurray last week by a wildfire is the latest indication that the vital boreal forest is at risk from climate change. 

39) NY Times of June 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton's Long, Grueling Quest By AMY CHOZICK
As a politician's wife, first lady, senator and secretary of state – and as a two-time candidate for president – Hillary Clinton has continually redefined the role of women in American politics.

40) NY Times of June 12, 2016 While Young Britons Favor Staying in E.U., They Aren't Big on Voting By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
Holding the attention of young voters – and getting them to turn out on June 23 for a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union – is a challenge.

41) NY Times of June 13, 2016 Orlando Gunman Attacks Gay Nightclub, Leaving 50 Dead
By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
Praising ISIS, the gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, opened fire in what emerged as the worst mass shooting in United States history. The massacre early Sunday also left 53 wounded. 

41) NY Times of July 4, 2016 In New Jersey Student Loan Program, Even Death May Not Bring a Reprieve By ANNIE WALDMAN
Called "state-sanctioned loan-sharking" by a bankruptcy lawyer, the program's aggressive collections and stringent rules can easily mean financial ruin for borrowers.

42) NY Times of July 10, 2016
Micah Johnson, Gunman in Dallas, Honed Military Skills to a Deadly Conclusion
By RICHARD FAUSSET, MANNY FERNANDEZ and ALAN BLINDER
Mr. Johnson, who killed five police officers, wrote about a combat tactic known as "shoot and move" and rehearsed in his backyard, officials said.

Quantity, Increase & Decrease
1) NY Times of Aug. 2, 2014 A Test for Ukraine in a City Retaken From Rebels By ANDREW HIGGINS In Slovyansk, a city of 80,000 that was a stronghold for pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine authorities have a difficult task ahead to shift the loyalties of residents to keep the peace.
2)  NY Times of Aug. 22, 2014 Bank of America's $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement Less Painful Than It Looks By PETER EAVIS and MICHAEL CORKERY The company's financial burden for the settlement may not exceed $12 billion – certainly a large amount, but one significantly less than the number the government trumpets.
3) NY Times of Oct. 6, 2014 Ebola Help for Sierra Leone Is Nearby, but Delayed on the Docks By ADAM NOSSITER More than $140,000 worth of medical supplies have been locked inside a dented container at the port in Freetown, Sierra Leone, since Aug. 9.
4) NY Times of Oct. 21, 2014 It Looked Like a Stabbing, but Takata Air Bag Was the Killer By HIROKO TABUCHI and CHRISTOPHER JENSEN More than 14 million vehicles by 11 automakers that contain defective air bags made by Takata, a Japanese auto supplier, have been recalled.
5) NY Times of Oct. 26, 2014 The Horror Before the Beheadings By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI The death of James Foley in August at the hands of Islamic State jihadists in Syria was a very public end to a hidden ordeal shared with nearly two dozen other Westerners.
6) NY Times of Mar. 12, 2015 Unsettled at Home, Veterans Volunteer to Fight ISIS By DAVE PHILIPPS and THOMAS JAMES BRENNAN A small number of Americans have offered to take up arms against the Islamic State, working with local militias in Iraq and Syria.
7) NY Times of May 13, 2015 Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 5 and Injuring Dozens By JON HURDLE and ASHLEY SOUTHALL
At least five people were killed and dozens more injured when an Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed, shutting down service in the Northeast region, the authorities said.

8) NY Times of Sept. 23, 2015 As Others Flee to West, Most Syrian Refugees Remain in Region
By JODI RUDOREN
While the West grapples with thousands of Syrians, millions more have settled into lives with limited opportunities in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.

9) NY Times of Nov. 4, 2015 China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks By CHRIS BUCKLEY
China has been using up to 17 percent more coal a year than reported. By some estimates, that means almost a billion more tons of carbon dioxide released annually.

Honda Drops Takata as U.S. Issues Huge Fine Over Airbags By HIROKO TABUCHI and DANIELLE IVORY
Besides Honda's decision, United States traffic safety officials fined Takata an amount that could go as high as $200 million.

10) NY Times of Dec. 9, 2015 Americans Attracted to ISIS Find an 'Echo Chamber' on Social Media By SCOTT SHANE, MATT APUZZO and ERIC SCHMITT
As the White House takes on the challenge of the Islamic State, it is focusing on the online community of sympathizers in the United States, who number in the hundreds and fit no single profile.

11) NY Times of Mar. 11, 2016 Fukushima Keeps Fighting Radioactive Tide 5 Years After Disaster By JONATHAN SOBLE
A full cleanup of the site is expected to take at least 40 years, according to the government's timetable, and a century by other estimates.

North Carolina Exemplifies National Battles Over Voting Laws By RICHARD FAUSSET
At least eight lawsuits are challenging state laws over voter identification, gerrymandering and the racial makeup of congressional districts.

12) NY Times of April 13, 2016 U.S. Military Campaign Takes Toll on ISIS' Cash Flow
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, HELENE COOPER and NICHOLAS KULISH
Nearly two years after the United States entered the fight, officials say the Islamic State has lost thousands of fighters, millions of dollars and much of its territory.

13) NY Times of May 11, 2016 Released Emails Show Use of Unclassified Systems Was Routine By STEVEN LEE MYERS 
A review of tens of thousands of documents reveals that sending sensitive information on unclassified computer networks was not limited to Hillary Clinton. 

14) NY Times of April 30, 2016 Pentagon Details Chain of Errors in Strike on Afghan Hospital
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
A report more than 3,000 pages long describes the errors that led to the 2015 strike in Kunduz that killed 42 people. Sixteen American officers have been punished.

15) NY Times of June 29, 2016
Attack at Istanbul Airport Leaves at Least 36 Dead
By TIM ARANGO, SABRINA TAVERNISE and CEYLAN YEGINSU
At least 140 more were injured when three suicide bombers struck at the international arrivals building of Ataturk airport, officials said.

16) NY Times of July 2, 2016 U.S. Reveals Death Toll From Airstrikes Outside War Zones
By CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANE
About 64 to 116 civilians and about 2,500 members of terrorist groups have died in American airstrikes, the Obama administration said, hundreds lower than independent estimates.

17) NY Times of July 8, 2016 5 Dallas Officers Killed at Protest Against Police Shootings
By PATRICK McGEE, MANNY FERNANDEZ and JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
Six other officers were also shot during a demonstration protesting the shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, the police chief said.

Range & Variation /
1) a broad variety of, a broad range of, a various type of, a broad line of and so on 
2) Molten sulfur has a wide range of commercial use. 
3) Included among the wide-ranging subjects discussed at the meeting were the problems with styrene. 
4) in (or to )the extent as available, in your area of interest and the like
5) The fuel consumption is in the region of 33 liters per hour, considerably less than that for a similarly sized excavator. 
6) The enforcement differs from one State to another State. 
7) Critical operations are observed regardless of what time of day or night they occur. 
8) NY Times of July 4, 2014 Hiring Is Strong and Jobless Rate Declines to 6.1%  By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Hiring topped the 200,000 mark for the fifth month in a row as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers. 
9) NY Times of May 1, 2016 Run on a Ticket With Donald Trump? No, Thanks, Many Republicans Say By PATRICK HEALY and ASHLEY PARKER
A remarkable range of leading Republicans have been emphatic publicly or privately that they do not want to be considered as Donald J. Trump's running mate.

Recognition & Identification /
1) Fiat-Allis has found the system to be reliable, efficient and practical, but also very costly. 
2) We hope that you will find it helpful. 
3) The catalog is full of articles that might be made of foamed plastic, but the material is not identified. 
4) Beyond that, identification of localized users has been the most important step in the promotional program. 
5) California’s offshore oil is still acknowledged to have great potential. 

Relation, Association, Contribute, Concern & Combination/
1) The data base SAE ABSTRACTS provides worldwide coverage of papers concerned with self-propelled vehicles. 
2) Warranty claims and liability problems associated with these products are as follows: 
3) We always refer to your memorandum of May 7, 1975 with regard to costs of the materials ordered. 
4) in this context, in this regard, in association with and the like 
5) A noteworthy region in priority is: (1st) with respect to annual average and (2nd) with respect to a 24-hour maximum value. 
6) NY Times of May 9, 2016 Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy 
By SABRINA TAVERNISE  A decrease in death rates from suicide, homicide and cancer has contributed to the smallest gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites in history.

Relative pronoun (including: its abbreviated or cut-down style as well) /
1)  NY Times of June 26, 2014 Shiite Violence Traps Sunnis in Baghdad By ALISSA J. RUBIN and ROD NORDLAND Baghdad's Sunnis fear that the walls surrounding their neighborhoods, built by the Americans to protect them, could also entrap them, making them easy prey for newly emboldened Shiite militias.
2) NY Times of July 18, 2014 By SABRINA TAVERNISE, ERIC SCHMITT and RICK GLADSTONE Malaysia Airlines 17, which was carrying 298 people onboard, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that might have been Russian made, American officials said.
3) NY Times of July 25, 2014 By BEN HUBBARD and JODI RUDOREN A series of explosions at a school that was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes also wounded many others. The cause was not immediately clear.
4) NY Times 0f July 31, 2014 As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians' Alarm Grows Over Putin Tactics By NEIL MacFARQUHAR Fears are growing that the festering turmoil in Ukraine and the new round of sanctions announced Tuesday will damage the economy to the extent that ordinary Russians feel it.
5) NY Times of Aug. 14, 2014 Amid Protests in Missouri, Officer's Name Is Still Withheld By JULIE BOSMAN and ERIK ECKHOLM In the days since an unarmed man was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., the selective release of information, and especially the anonymity granted the officer, has stoked frustrations.
6) NY Times of Aug. 23, 2014 U.S. Isn't Sure Just How Much to Fear ISIS By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER With the rapid advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the rhetoric the Obama administration is using to describe the danger the group poses to the United States has escalated.
7) NY Times of Oct. 9, 2014 Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola By SABRINA TAVERNISE Federal health officials will require temperature checks for the first time at five major American airports for people arriving from the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus.
8) NY Times of Feb. 19, 2015 From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria (With Video) By MONA EL-NAGGAR The West is not alone in struggling to understand why young men like Islam Yaken, raised in homes that would never condone violence, are joining the Islamic State.
9) NY Times of Mar. 1, 2015 U.S. Seeks to Deport Bosnians Over War Crimes By ERIC LICHTBLAU Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they say took part in war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
10) NY Times of Mar. 2, 2015 Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops By MATT APUZZO The report, which is expected to be released as early as this week, will force officials in Ferguson, Mo., to either negotiate a settlement with the Justice Department or face being sued by it on civil rights charges.
11) NY Times of Mar. 4, 2015 Ferguson Police Routinely Violate Rights of Blacks, Justice Dept. Finds By MATT APUZZO  A department report, which says officials made racist jokes about blacks on their city email accounts, concluded that officers made unjustified traffic stops for years.
12) NY Times of April 22, 2015 Freddie Gray in Baltimore: Another City, Another Death in the Public Eye
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and RON NIXON
A city in which both the mayor and the police commissioner are black will be compared with white-governed cities in how it handles the death of Mr. Gray, who was restrained by the police.

13) NY Times of Sept. 24, 2015 A Car Scandal Shoves Berlin Off High Ground 
By ALISON SMALE 
Germany, known as obedient to rules, finds its identity shaken as its claim to moral leadership of Europe has been tarnished after repeatedly urging other nations to welcome migrants. 

NY Times of Sept. 24, 2015 Pope Francis, in Washington, Addresses Poverty and Climate 
By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR 
Francis, who met with President Obama and Catholic bishops, waded into two of America's most charged debates, on immigration and the environment.

Require, Demand & Need /
1) The complete system recovers some 85 percent of the thermal energy required for incineration. 
2) Demands for those will exceed the industry capacity over the few years. 
3) It will be available when required. 
4) Now that the maturity of the worldwide construction equipment market has realized, the need for manufacturers to supplement their sales in these methods will become more important. 

Restriction (use of in as preposition)
1) In seeking appraisals of the John Deere hydrostatic experience from competitors, an interesting situation at Caterpillar is as follows: 
2) In going over the memorandum that you sent on August 30th, we have changed the August 16th memo somewhat. 
3) These differ from cylindrical containers in that they are wound convolutedly. 
4) The system works in areas where machines are many in number. 
5) The subsequent couple of years were rough ones, with sales falling substantially in volume terms. 

Sentence structure Part 1 /
1) NY Times of June 21, 2014 Iraq Insurgents Reaping Wealth as They Advance  By ROD NORDLAND and ALISSA J. RUBIN Behind the image of savagery that the extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria present lies a disciplined organization that employs social media and sophisticated financial strategies.
2) NY Times of Sept. 5, 2014 By RUSS BUETTNER and DAVID W. CHEN Thousands of families remain frustrated by New York City's residence rebuilding program, Build It Back, which has been stalled by design and execution problems largely attributable to the Bloomberg administration.
3) NY Times of Sept. 20, 2014 A Kingdom Still Whole, but Far From United By STEVEN ERLANGER A debate over regional and national autonomy set off by Scotland's failed referendum on independence has just begun, promising a constitutional shake-up in the United Kingdom.
4) NY Times of Oct. 19, 2014 Mexico Finds Many Corpses, but Not Lost 43 By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Residents of Iguala, Mexico, searching for students who disappeared after a clash with the police, have not found them, but they have found mass graves.

5) NY Times of Oct. 19, 2014 Life in Quarantine for Ebola Exposure: 21 Days of Fear and Loathing By KEVIN SACK, JACK HEALY and FRANCES ROBLES The number of people who have locked themselves away, either under government orders or voluntarily, has grown well beyond those who lived with and cared for the first Ebola victim in Dallas.
6) NY Times of Oct. 24, 2014 Craig Spencer, Doctor in New York City, Is Sick With Ebola By MARC SANTORA Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned from Guinea last week, remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center. Authorities are tracing anyone who might have come into contact with him recently.
7) NY Times of Oct. 26, 2014 Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS In an essay posted online, Kaci Hickox, who was being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, complained of a "frenzy of disorganization."
8) NY Times of Oct. 27, 2014 Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews By KIRK SEMPLE and ERIC SCHMITT There is strong evidence that Islamic State fighters in Iraq are using advanced surface-to-air missile systems that pose a serious threat to aircraft.
9) NY Times of Oct. 28, 2014 Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia By SHERI FINK Health workers in Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa are finding they have to ration care, operating under constraints they often find frustrating.
10) NY Times of Oct. 31, 2014 Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem By JODI RUDOREN and ISABEL KERSHNER After closing it over security concerns, Israel said the site, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble Sanctuary, would reopen on Friday.
11) NY Times of Nov. 1, 2014 Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes in New Setback for Commercial Spaceflight By KENNETH CHANG and JOHN SCHWARTZ There was one death and one major injury, a police spokesman said, in the crash of the rocket plane in the Mojave Desert on Friday.
12) NY Times of Nov.29, 2014 Protesters United Against Ferguson Decision, but Challenged in Unity By JOHN ELIGON Activists are divided by aim and by geography, with goals of justice for Michael Brown or an end to lethal police force against minorities.
13) NY Times of Nov. 26, 2014 Obama Threatens to Veto $440 Billion Tax Deal By JONATHAN WEISMAN The president, saying that an emerging agreement to extend a number of existing tax cuts favored corporations over the middle class, delivered a setback to negotiations that have already been divisive.
14) NY Times of Dec. 24, 2014 In About-Face, Sony Will Screen 'The Interview' in a Small Run By BROOKS BARNES and MICHAEL CIEPLY Sony also left open the door to video-on-demand availability of the movie, either simultaneously with its debut in theaters, or nearly so.
15) NY Times of Jan. 3, 2015 Many Identities of New York Officers' Killer in a Life of Wrong Turns By KIM BARKER, MOSI SECRET and RICHARD FAUSSET Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who killed two police officers in New York last month, seemed to be a grandstander at the end of his tether, homeless, jobless and hopeless.
16)  NY Times of Jan. 13, 2015 Fear on Rise, Jews in France Weigh an Exit By DAN BILEFSKY Unsure of their future in France, French Jews are increasingly willing to consider conflict-torn Israel as a safer refuge.
17) NY Times of Feb. 8, 2016 BRONCOS 24, PANTHERS 10
Broncos Stun Panthers to Win Super Bowl 50 By BILL PENNINGTON 
Led by Von Miller, the Broncos' stingy defense carried Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl victory and gave Denver its first title since 1999.

18) NY Times of Feb. 25, 2016 Apple Is Said to Be Trying to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones
By MATT APUZZO and KATIE BENNER
Concerned about the government's insistence that it break into a terrorist's phone, the company wants to take that power out of its own hands.

19) NY Times of Feb. 21, 2016 
Donald Trump Wins South Carolina Primary; Cruz and Rubio Vie for 2nd
By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
Mr. Trump's victory, his second in the first three nominating contests, puts him in a strong position heading into Southern state primaries on March 1.

Market for Fixer-Uppers Traps Low-Income Buyers
By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON
For buyers lured by the dream of homeownership, the risky transactions can become money traps that profit investors. 

Hillary Clinton Beats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses By AMY CHOZICK and PATRICK HEALY
Early organizing in the state and a last-minute push for support from casino workers, many of them black or Hispanic, were credited in Mrs. Clinton's victory.

20) NY Times of Feb. 2, 2016 In Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton Paints Bernie Sanders's Plans as Unrealistic By AMY CHOZICK and PATRICK HEALY
Defeated soundly in New Hampshire, Mrs. Clinton sought to puncture her rival's popularity and appeal to new regions of voters.

21) NY Times of Mar. 16, 2016 Donald Trump Takes 3 States; John Kasich Wins Ohio
By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
Donald J. Trump routed Marco Rubio in Florida on Tuesday, giving Mr. Trump a delegate advantage that will be very difficult for any rival to overcome before the Republican convention.

22) NY Times of May 28, 2016 At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require 'Moral Revolution' By GARDINER HARRIS
"Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us," said Mr. Obama, the first sitting American president to visit the city.

23) NY Times of June 3,Hillary Clinton Warns That Donald Trump's 'Thin Skin' Would Set Off War or Economic Crisis By AMY CHOZICK and MARK LANDLER 
Mrs. Clinton on Thursday unleashed a new attack on Mr. Trump, saying that electing him as president would be a "historic mistake."

24) NY Times of June 12, 2016 While Young Britons Favor Staying in E.U., They Aren't Big on Voting By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
Holding the attention of young voters – and getting them to turn out on June 23 for a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union – is a challenge.

25) NY Times of June 13, 2016 Last Call at Orlando Club, and Then the Shots Rang Out
By MARC SANTORA
The gunfire did not let up. As round after round was fired, people started dropping, some in panic, some because they were wounded, and others because they were dead.

26) NY Times of June 29, 2016
House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the Select Committee on Benghazi issued its report.

Sentence structure Part2 /

1) NY Times of Mar. 5, 2015 A City Where Policing, Discrimination and Raising Revenue Went Hand in Hand By CAMPBELL ROBERTS Ferguson, a report finds, acts less like a municipality and more like a business, extracting money from poor blacks that it uses as revenues to sustain the city's budget.
2) NY Times of Mar. 5, 2015 Ferguson Police Tainted by Bias, Justice Department Says By MATT APUZZO and JOHN ELIGON A report examining the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., said that the city had engaged in multiple constitutional violations.
3) NY Times of Mar. 12, 2015 A Rift Imperils Authorization to Combat ISIS By ASHLEY PARKER President Obama's request for authorization to fight the Islamic State is criticized by Republicans who say it does too little and by Democrats who say it does too much.
4) NY Times of Mar. 12,2015 Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Joins Exodus of City Officials By JOHN ELIGON
In the week since the Department of Justice released a scathing report on constitutional abuses in the law enforcement system, the city manager and Municipal Court judge have also stepped down.
5) NY Times of Mar. 15, 2015 C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda By MATTHEW ROSENBERG The United States, largely because of poor oversight and loose financial controls, has sometimes inadvertently financed the very militants it is fighting.
6) NY Times of April 2, 2015 Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges By MATT APUZZO Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who prosecutors say traded political favors for vacations, campaign donations and flights, angrily denied wrongdoing and vowed to fight.
7) NY Times of May2, 2015 Marilyn Mosby, Prosecutor in Freddie Gray Case, Takes a Stand and Calms a Troubled City By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ALAN BLINDER Ms. Mosby, who on Friday announced criminal charges against six police officers in Mr. Gray's death, took office only four months ago, elected with the backing of community activists.

8) NY Times of May 22, 2015 Frantic Message as Palmyra Fell: 'We're Finished'
By ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD In Palmyra, Syria, and Ramadi, Iraq, the Islamic State carried out a strategy of attrition, weakening the opposition for a crushing strike.

9) NY Times of June 4, 2015 NEWS ANALYSIS Using Violence and Persuasion, ISIS Makes Political Gains
By ANNE BARNARD and TIM ARANGO Amid punishing American-backed airstrikes, the Islamic State militants have used a strategy of persuasion and violence to advance in Iraq and Syria.
NY Times of May 31, 2015 PROFITING FROM ADDICTION
A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness By KIM BARKER
Virtually unnoticed and effectively unregulated, a system of housing known as "three-quarter" homes profits off the poor and desperate in New York City.

10) NY Times of July 3, 2015 Hopeful Start to Greek Debt Negotiations Quickly Soured
By LANDON THOMAS Jr.
Why Alexis Tsipras took the extreme step of a referendum remains puzzling. But a look at the events reveals missed chances between Greece and its creditors that led him to think a deal was impossible.

11) NY Times of July 11, 2015 
Psychologists Shielded U.S. Torture Program, Report Finds By JAMES RISEN
The scathing report, commissioned by the American Psychological Association, says the C.I.A. used prominent outside psychologists to quell internal objections. 

Background Check Flaw Let Dylann Roof Buy Gun, F.B.I. Says By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
A loophole in the law and an F.B.I. error led to the sale of the gun used to kill nine people at a Charleston, S.C., church, the bureau said. 

Greece's Parliament Approves Prime Minister's Bailout Plan By LIZ ALDERMAN and ANDREW HIGGINS
The measure, which passed by an overwhelming margin one day before Sunday's deadline, is remarkably similar to the one Greek voters rejected less than a week ago.

12) NY Times of Aug. 17, 2015 Amid Perilous Mediterranean Crossings, Migrants Find a Relatively Easy Path to Greece By CEYLAN YEGINSU and ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS 
Compared with other routes for refugees crossing the Mediterranean, the journey from Bodrum to Kos is remarkably organized and unfettered.

13) NY Times of Aug. 20, 2015 Hillary Clinton, Pressed on Race, Issues Her Own Challenge By MAGGIE HABERMAN
In an exchange with an activist from Black Lives Matter, a candidate who has advocated civil rights for decades shows passion mixed with practicality.

14) NY Times of Aug. 20, 2015 Longtime Critic of Modi Is Now a Target By DAVID BARSTOW
Teesta Setalvad, who seeks to hold the Indian prime minister responsible for deadly riots in 2002, has been overwhelmed by attacks emanating from entities controlled by him or his allies.

15) NY Times of Aug. 23, 2015 A Shot, a Glimpse of an AK-47, and U.S. Servicemen Pounced on Gunman on Train to France By ADAM NOSSITER
The quick action by two servicemen on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris averted what officials said could have been a blood bath.

16) NY Times of Aug. 28, 2015 As Economies Gasp Globally, U.S. Growth Quickens By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
The U.S., long considered the tortoise in the world economy, continues to chug along, while the onetime hares in Asia, South America and elsewhere are flagging. 

Hillary Clinton's Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders By PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
Concerns are growing that Hillary Rodham Clinton is not treating the matter seriously, or doing enough to put it to rest before it harms her 2016 run and other Democrats' campaigns.

17) NY Times of Sept. 9, 2015 A New Wave of Migrants Flees Iraq, Yearning for Europe By TIM ARANGO
Emboldened by media coverage showing their countrymen and fellow Arabs fleeing the war in Syria, many who had resisted leaving during past crises now see a chance to go.

18) NY Times of De. 3, 2015 Couple Kept Tight Lid on Plans for San Bernardino Shooting
By JULIE TURKEWITZ and BENJAMIN MUELLER
The brother-in-law of Syed Rizwan Farook, who carried out the rampage with his wife, expressed sorrow for the victims and bafflement at what had driven the couple.

19) NY Times of Dec. 13, 2015 Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris 
By CORAL DAVENPORT 
The deal, which required unanimous approval by delegates from around the world, will for the first time commit nearly every country to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. 

20) NT Times of Dec. 16, 2015 Ryan Tells Members That Spending Deal Is Reached
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR
The package would delay a planned tax on high-cost health insurance plans, suspend a tax on medical devices and expand aid for 9/11 responders.

21) NT Times of Dec. 25, 2015 Americans Held Hostage in Iran Win Compensation 36 Years Later
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Buried in the omnibus spending bill signed into law last week are provisions to give each of the former hostages or their estates up to $4.4 million.

22) NY Times of Jan. 21, 2016 
Prehistoric Massacre Hints at War Among Hunter-Gatherers By JAMES GORMANA 
Dig in Kenya has uncovered the remains of a slaughter from 10,000 years ago, suggesting that warfare may have existed even before humans began agriculture.

As Water Problems Grew, Officials Belittled Complaints From Flint By JULIE BOSMAN, MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH
The view of how the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder initially dealt with the water crisis emerged from 274 pages of emails, made public by the governor on Wednesday.

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say By JUSTIN GILLIS
The bulk of the record-setting heat, NASA and NOAA say, is from long-term planetary warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.

23) NY times of Jan. 31, 2016 Iowa Will Gauge Ardor to Upend Politics as Usual  By PATRICK HEALY 
Advantages that usually turn candidates like Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush into inevitable nominees – money, experience and endorsements – will be tested against promises of upheaval.

24) NY Times of Feb. 2, 2016 Ted Cruz Wins Republican Caucuses in Iowa 
By JONATHAN MARTIN 
The victory by Senator Ted Cruz, powered by a surge of support from evangelical Christians, threw into question the depth of support for Donald J. Trump. 

25) NY Times of Feb. 2, 2016 Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, W.H.O. Says 
By SABRINA TAVERNISE and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. 
In its decision, the World Health Organization highlighted the seriousness of the Zika outbreak, a mosquito-borne virus thought to cause birth defects that has exploded in Latin America, and gave countries powerful tools to fight it.

26) NY Times of Feb. 6, 2016 Agencies Battle Over What Is 'Top Secret' in Hillary Clinton's Emails By STEVEN LEE MYERS and MARK MAZZETTI
At the center of the argument, officials said, is a "top secret" C.I.A. program that is anything but secret – its effort to kill suspected terrorists with drones.

27) NY Times of May 13, 2016 Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fueled Olympic Gold
By REBECCA R. RUIZ and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Each night, said the director of the antidoping lab at the Sochi Games, bottles of urine were passed through a hole in the wall and replaced for testing the next day.

28) NY Times of July 23, 2016 Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine, a Popular Senator From a Swing State, as Running Mate
By AMY CHOZICK, ALAN RAPPEPORT and JONATHAN MARTIN
Mr. Kaine, a former governor of Virginia who is now on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks fluent Spanish and has a strong friendship with Mrs. Clinton.


Thesaurus /
1) NY Times of Feb. 24, 2015 Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests By ANDREW POLLACK The finding, in The New England Journal of Medicine, addresses a condition that afflicts 2 percent of American children.
2) NY Times of May 6, 2015 Police Struggle With Loss of Privileged Position By NOAM SCHEIBER
Amid a rash of high-profile incidents involving allegations of police overreach, police unions are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing political context.

3) NY Times of Sept. 24, 2015 Pope Francis, in Washington, Addresses Poverty and Climate 
By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR 
Francis, who met with President Obama and Catholic bishops, waded into two of America's most charged debates, on immigration and the environment.

Time
1) NY Times of Aug. 27, 2014 U.S. Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS  By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER President Obama is nearing a decision to authorize airstrikes and airdrops around Amerli, an Iraqi town that has been under siege by militants for more than two months.
2) NY Times of Sept. 7, 2014 Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns By MICHAEL D. SHEAR In putting off action until after the November elections, President Obama was acting out of concern for Senate Democrats on the ballots, White House officials said on Saturday.
3) NY Times of Sept. 11, 2014 (1) Extending a Legacy of War By PETER BAKER President Obama on Wednesday night may have ensured that he will pass his successor a volatile and incomplete war, just as he inherited one when he took office. (2) Struggling to Gauge ISIS Threat, Even as U.S. Prepares to Act By MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC SCHMITT and MARK LANDLER As President Obama prepares to send the United States on what could be a years long military campaign, American intelligence agencies have concluded that the group poses no immediate threat to the United States.
4) NY Times of Oct. 9, 2014 Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVE PHILIPPS The death Wednesday of Mr. Duncan from Ebola renewed questions about whether a delay in receiving treatment could have played a role and what role it played in the possibility of his spreading the disease to others.
5)  NY Times of Dec. 21, 2014 Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide By BENJAMIN MUELLER and AL BAKER Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.
6) NY Times of Jan. 13, 2015 Albuquerque Officers Are Charged With Murder in Death of Homeless Man By JOSEPH J. KOLB and RICK ROJAS The shooting last March came after a standoff in which the police said the homeless man had two knives, but in a video recorded by a police officer's camera, he appeared to be turning away as he was shot.
7) NY Times of April 5, 2015 Jeb Bush as Inevitable Choice? Republicans Say Not So Fast By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MAGGIE HABERMAN Three months into what allies once called a "shock and awe" drive to dominate the Republican presidential field, Jeb Bush's early campaigning looks like the juggernaut that wasn't.
8) NY Times of Oct. 18, 2014 ISIS Militants in Syrian Border Town Begin to Retreat After a Monthlong Battle By KAREEM FAHIM and HELENE COOPER The advance of Islamic State forces on Kobani, Syria, has stalled as the militants have been forced to retreat on several fronts, shifting the month-long battle in favor of the Kurdish fighters defending the city.
NY Times of April 9, 2015 North Charleston Residents Express Disgust, but Not Surprise, at Police Shooting By FRANCES ROBLES and ALAN BLINDER For many in a city where the relationship between the police and black residents has long been troubled, a video was proof of a pattern of abuse.
NY Times of April 8, 2015 Iran's Leaders Fall Into Line Behind Nuclear Accord By THOMAS ERDBRINK For perhaps the first time, conservatives opposed to a nuclear deal with the West seem to have become disconnected from the power structure in Iran.
9) NY Times of April 12, 2015 Hillary Clinton Weighs How to Recast Ties to Obama
By AMY CHOZICK, MAGGIE HABERMAN and JONATHAN MARTIN
As Mrs. Clinton approaches her 2016 presidential campaign, she and her advisers are trying to determine the risks of aligning too closely with President Obama, and of keeping him at a distance.

NY Times of April 12, 2015 For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to Sea By JUSTIN GILLIS
To ease its drought woes, the booming San Diego County is hoping to turn the Pacific Ocean into an everyday source of drinking water with a $1 billion desalination plant.
10) NY Times of June 9, 2014 Terrorists Attack Airport in Pakistan, Killing 13 By ZIA ur-REHMAN and SALMAN MASOOD Ten gunmen infiltrated Karachi international airport, engaging in an extended firefight against security forces, killing 13 people before security forces killed the militants and regained control of the airport.
11) NY Times of July 4, 2014 Hiring Is Strong and Jobless Rate Declines to 6.1%  By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Hiring topped the 200,000 mark for the fifth month in a row as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers. 
12) NY Times of April 29, 2015 As Human Crisis Takes Priority After Nepal Quake, a Nation's Treasures Become Its Scrap By ELLEN BARRY and NIDA NAJAR
In many places, the detritus of centuries-old temples and palaces has been left unguarded, diminishing chances to eventually rebuild one of the world's largest clusters of cultural heritage sites.

13) NY Times of May 4, 2015 An Atlas of Upward Mobility Shows Paths Out of Poverty By DAVID LEONHARDT, AMANDA COX and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
A decades-old effort found that moving poor families to better neighborhoods did little to help them. A new look at the data suggests the opposite.

14) NY Times of May 10, 2015 Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally
By MICHAEL BARBARO and STEVE EDER As Marco Rubio has ascended in the ranks of Republican politics, an auto dealer named Norman Braman has emerged as a remarkable and unusual patron.
15) NY Times of July 4, 2014 Hiring Is Strong and Jobless Rate Declines to 6.1%  By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Hiring topped the 200,000 mark for the fifth month in a row as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers.
16) Farm tractors have changed dramatically in the past 10 years. 
17) These additions, if true, would mark a substantial turnaround in Caterpillar’s product offerings in a relatively short time. 
18) Intelligence agents would conduct counterterrorism missions for the foreseeable future. (cf. in the near future)
19) NY Times of Dec. 7, 2015 San Bernardino Community Struck by Massacre Seemed on Verge of Turnaround By ADAM NAGOURNEY, IAN LOVETT and RICK ROJAS
The terrorist attack was another blow for this downtrodden working-class city an hour outside Los Angeles, and just at a moment when things seemed to have been improving.

20) NY Times of Dec. 19, 2015 After Years of War in Syria, U.N. Passes Resolution on Talks
By SOMINI SENGUPTA and DAVID E. SANGER
For the first time in the nearly five-year civil war in Syria, the Security Council backed a process for resolving the conflict.

21) NY Times of Mar. 6, 2016 Donald Trump Considered Path to Presidency Starting at Governor's Mansion in New York By SUSANNE CRAIG and DAVID W. CHEN
In late 2013 and early 2014, Mr. Trump held meetings with Republican leaders in New York about a possible race for governor, discussing themes that are now central to his presidential race.

22) NY Times of May 7, 2016 Sadiq Khan Elected in London, Becoming Its First Muslim Mayor
By STEPHEN CASTLE
His victory is a ray of hope for the Labour Party, which lost ground in Scotland, and ends eight years of Conservative rule over Britain's capital.

23) NY Times of May 8, 2016 Republican Party Unravels Over Donald Trump's Takeover
By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN
The Republican Party's crisis over Donald J. Trump reflects years of fraying ties between party elites and voters.

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25) NY Times of July 3, 2016 Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
President Obama has come to consider the solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office. Barely getting five hours of sleep a night, he considers the time alone more important.

26) NY Times of July 9, 2016 Obama's Delicate Balance on Issue of Race and Policing
By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
The president delivered a call for racial justice after two black men were killed by the police, only to face the cameras hours later to denounce the killings of five officers.

27) NY Times of July 12, 206 Theresa May Is Poised to Be Britain's Next Prime Minister
By STEPHEN CASTLE
Ms. May is set to take over on Wednesday, succeeding David Cameron at a time of immense upheaval for Britain.

28) NY Times of July 13, 2016 Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Hoping to Unify Democrats By AMY CHOZICK, PATRICK HEALY and YAMICHE ALCINDOR
Whether Mrs. Clinton can also win over the 13 million Sanders voters will be one of her biggest challenges at the party's convention and in the weeks ahead.

29) NY Times of July 14, 2016 Theresa May's Style: Put Your Head Down and Get to Work
By STEVEN ERLANGER
Britain's new prime minister is widely seen as a safe pair of hands, but the times may demand that she be both steady and bold.

30) NY Times of July 17, 2016 Donald Trump's Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth
By DAVID BARSTOW
Over the span of his career, project after project has produced allegations of bad faith, broken promises, blatant lies or outright fraud.

Use, Purpose, Method, Way, Case & Event


1) For in-plant use in mining application  
2) A convenient packet-size publication specially designed for use by business executives 
3) Oil pollution can occur in many ways; the most have usually been publicized about pollution at sea. 
4) Not all S02 comes off the process this way. 
5) Has the weather been that way the weather forecasting told us? 
6) The engine alone will be exercised in a manner which as nearly as possible matches on-the-road exercise. 
7) While to the present these problems have been resolved largely in a satisfactory manner to the complaints, these are indications that much more research and development work may be required. 

With-related phrase (It seems used when the subject of a supplemental sentence is different from the one of the main sentence.) 

Note: Described in Harry Blamires' The Penguin Guide to Plain English is "Some of the most unfortunate misuses of 'with' occur when the word is followed by a present participle."


1) NY Times of Feb. 16, 2014 by JESSE McKINLEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Local and state governments still struggling to recover from the Great Recession are facing new financial pressures this exceptionally stormy winter, with officials reporting increased spending on overtime, contractors and supplies.
2) NY Times of Feb. 25, 2014 by PETER BAKER  While George W. Bush was inspired by Ukraine's 2004 revolution, Barack Obama has approached the unrest of 2014 with a more clinical detachment aimed at avoiding instability.
3) NY Times of Feb. 25, 2014 by THOMAS FULLER and ERIC SCHMITT At least two passengers used stolen passports to board a Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared Saturday between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing with 239 people aboard, raising the unsettling possibility of foul play.
4) NY Times of Mar. 28, 2014 by SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ROBERT PEAR With the first open enrollment period set to end Monday, the Affordable Care Act looks less like a sweeping federal overhaul than a collection of individual ventures playing out unevenly, state to state, in the laboratories of democracy.
5) NY Times of April 17,2014 By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN With the country's long-troubled economy teetering on the edge of recession, average Russians are feeling the pinch, even before the bite of Western sanctions over Crimea.
6) NY Times of April 22, 2014 By NEIL MacFARQUHAR  A month after the lightning annexation of Crimea, residents find themselves in a state of confusion, with few institutions functioning normally, including banks, courts and foreign businesses.
7) NY Times of May 13 By JUSTIN GILLIS and KENNETH CHANG The depletion of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday.
8) NY Times of May 30, 2014 By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and ABBY GOODNOUGH With a shortage of doctors to handle a swelling population of veterans, hospital officials were under pressure to excel in the annual performance reviews used to determine raises, the inspector general's report found.
9) NY Times of July 22, 2014 Israel Is Facing Difficult Choice in Gaza Conflict By JODI RUDOREN With the lopsided casualty count mounting, world leaders are demanding a halt to the hostilities. But Israel's ground invasion operation has uncovered more militants' tunnels than it expected.
10) NY Times of Aug. 6, 2014 Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead From the Gaza Conflict By JODI RUDOREN The battle over casualty statistics in Gaza rages on, with no other number as contentious as the ratio of civilians to combatants killed.
11) NY times of Aug. 19, 2019 In Torn Gaza, if Roof Stands, It's Now Home By JODI RUDOREN With an estimated 11,000 homes destroyed and many more severely damaged, Gaza's housing and humanitarian troubles are just beginning.
12) NY Times of Aug. 31, 2014 At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks By JONATHAN MARTIN With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress.
13)  NY Times of Aug. 28, 2014 As Ebola Grips Liberia's Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos By NORIMITSU ONISHI Monrovia has become, in a few short weeks, a major focal point of the epidemic, with the outbreak overwhelming the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
14) NY Times of Sept. 12, 2014 Arabs Give Tepid Support to U.S. Fight Against ISIS By ANNE BARNARD and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Three years after the United States left Iraq, its return to the region is getting a less than enthusiastic welcome, with allies avoiding committing to an expanded effort against Sunni extremists.
15) NY Times of Sept. 18, 2014 Obama Faulted in Terror Fight, New Poll Finds By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and DALIA SUSSMAN With Americans' fears about a terrorist attack on the rise, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds the public is questioning President Obama's strategy for combating the militant organization calling itself the Islamic State.
16)  NY Times of Oct. 8, 2014 Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in State Races By TRIP GABRIEL With the midterm elections weeks away, the rulings over laws that Republican-led state governments passed to more tightly regulate voting are changing procedures and could affect outcomes in some states.
17) NY Times of Oct.10, 2014 Cry of G.O.P. in Campaign: All Is Dismal By JEREMY W. PETERS With four weeks to go before the midterm elections, Republicans are pointing to the Islamic State, Secret Service failings and Ebola as evidence of what they call White House incompetence.
18) NY Times of Oct. 13, 2014 For Infected Nurse's Neighbors, Ebola Brings Worry to Doorstep By JACK HEALY On Sunday, for the second time in two weeks, Ebola transformed part of Dallas into a scene of concern and contamination, with another day of uneasy questions.
19) NY Times of Oct. 21, 2014 With Farms Fading and Urban Might Rising, Power Shifts in Iowa By MICHAEL BARBARO A way of life is eroding as small towns hemorrhage younger residents, a potent but unpredictable undercurrent in a closely fought Senate race.
20) NY Times of Oct. 22 Nation's Confidence Ebbs at a Steady Drip By PETER BAKER With every passing week or month, it seems, some American government agency or another has missteps or is caught up in scandals that have deeply eroded public confidence.
21) NY Times of Nov. 15, 2014 Cost of Coverage Under Affordable Care Act to Increase in 2015 By ROBERT PEAR, REED ABELSON and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ Many Americans with health insurance bought under the Affordable Care Act could face substantial price increases next year – in some cases as much as 20 percent.
22) NY Times of Feb. 25, 2015 F.C.C. Net Neutrality Rules Clear Hurdle as Republicans Concede to Obama By JONATHAN WEISMAN The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to President Obama's call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators on Thursday.
23) NY Times of Mar. 2, 2015 Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks By MICHAEL R. GORDON With so much at stake in the Iranian nuclear talks, John Kerry's relentless negotiating style and repeated meetings with Iran's foreign minister have become part of the debate.
24) NY Times of Mar. 26, 2015 Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France By NICOLA CLARK and DAN BILEFSKY As officials struggled to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed, an investigator said evidence indicated that one pilot left the cockpit and was unable to get back in.
25) NY Times of Mar. 30, 2015 Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal By DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL R. GORDON With a negotiating deadline on Tuesday, Iranian officials have backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country.
26) 24. NY Times of May 3, 2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Manny Pacquiao in Boxing's Big Matchup By JOHN BRANCH With the purse estimated to be roughly $300 million, Mayweather stretched his record to 48-0 while quieting critics who thought he had spent years avoiding a showdown with Pacquiao.

27) NY Times of May 24, 2015 Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard By DANNY HAKIM and DOUGLAS DALBY
Not long ago, the vote would have been unthinkable. Ireland decriminalized homosexuality only in 1993. But the vote was 62 percent in favor, with 38 percent opposed.

28) NY Times of May 28, 2015 F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor
By REBECCA R. RUIZ
The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans have affordable access to advanced telecommunications services.

29) NY Times of June 6, 2015 Profits of Drug Trade Drive Economic Boom in Myanmar
By THOMAS FULLER Companies with past ties to trafficking are building ports, dams and hotels as Myanmar strives to modernize after decades of dictatorial rule.

30) NY Times of June 11, 2015 When Bail Is Out of Defendant's Reach, Other Costs Mount
By SHAILA DEWAN Money bail, entrenched in most jurisdictions, is under new scrutiny, with some critics decrying what they see as racial and financial inequities.

31) NY Times of June 23, 2015 As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, 'There Is No More Country'
By MARC SANTORA
In the world's newest nation, the fighting, atrocities and hunger have increased, with no end in sight to the warring leaders' power struggle.

32) NY Times July 4, 2015 In Greek Referendum Campaign, a Barrage of Doomsday Ads By SUZANNE DALEY
With the referendum on whether to accept a euro zone bailout package set for Sunday, supporters of both sides are invoking frightening scenarios.

33) NY Times of Aug. 30, 2015 U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic By STEVEN LEE MYERS
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United States to the punch.

34) NY Times of Sept. 14, 2014 U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge By TIM ARANGO and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
With the nuclear deal having cleared its biggest congressional hurdle, the United States will have to navigate an increasingly complicated regional maze with a newly empowered Iran.

35) NY Times of Sept. 18, 2015 Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
With the markets in a downturn and economies weak overseas, Fed officials said that they saw little risk in postponing an increase in interest rates.

36) NY Times of Sept. 29, 2015 As Banks Retreat, Private Equity Rushes to Buy Troubled Home Mortgages
By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN
With banks less willing to tackle distressed home loans, private equity and hedge funds have surged into the market. Critics say the new players are too quick to foreclose.

37) NY Times of Oct. 31, 2015 In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
With more middle-class families losing children to the drug, forgiveness, not condemnation, is the tone now being struck by many public officials.

38) NY Times of Nov. 16, 2015 Inquiry Finds Mounting Proof of Syria Link to Paris Attacks
By JIM YARDLEY, KATRIN BENNHOLD, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM NOSSITER
With investigators moving on multiple fronts, there is intense scrutiny on three brothers, living in Belgium, as key suspects in the elaborate plot.

39) NY Times of Nov. 24, 2015 Paris Attacks Spur Emergency Edict and Intense Policing in France
By ADAM NOSSITER
With expanded police powers extended for three more months, some, particularly Muslims, question whether the loss of liberties is appropriate.

40) NY Times of Dec. 27, 2015 Eight Dead as Tornadoes Strike the Dallas Area
By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK and DAVID MONTGOMERY
The death toll from storms that have rampaged through the South rose to more than 20 people on Saturday, with the latest fatalities reported in the Dallas area.

41) NY Times of Jan.4, 2016 State Focus and Infusion of Funding Buoy Gun Control Advocates
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
With tens of millions of dollars in contributions to spend, groups are looking to toughen state and local measures in ways that the Republican-led Congress has rejected on the federal level.

42) NY Times of Jan. 18, 2016 In Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton Seizes on Policy Shifts
By PATRICK HEALY and AMY CHOZICK
Hillary Clinton targeted Bernie Sanders's electoral appeal with some of her strongest language yet in a debate on Sunday night, trying to undercut his image as an anti-political truth teller.

43) NY Times of Jan. 22, 2016 Bracing for a Blizzard, From the Deep South to the Northeast
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and KATIE ROGERS
More than two feet of snow could hit the Washington region starting Friday, then the storm will move north, with about a foot of snow expected in New York.

44) NY Times of Jan. 25, 2016 
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Battle for Party's Future By PATRICK HEALY
With many Democrats torn between pragmatism and liberalism, the question of whether the party's left wing can become a true force again in presidential politics will soon have its first test, in Iowa.

East Coast Blizzard Ends but a Long Cleanup Begins By JAMES BARRON and SARAH MASLIN NIR
The New York region emerged with relatively little damage despite near-record accumulations. On the East Coast, 29 deaths were related to the storm.

45) NY Times of Jan. 26, 2016 El Salvador's Advice on Zika: Don't Have Babies By AZAM AHMED
Grappling with a mosquito-borne virus linked to brain damage in infants, El Salvador is advising all women in the country not to get pregnant until 2018.

46) NY Times of Jan. 28, 2016 With No Détente, Donald Trump's Feud With Fox Takes Center Stage
By JIM RUTENBERG, MAGGIE HABERMAN and JOHN KOBLIN
With Mr. Trump declaring he will skip Thursday's debate, the most potentially consequential fight is no longer between him and his fellow Republican candidates.

47) NY Times of Feb. 5, 2016 In Democratic Debate, Candidates Clash on Money's Role
By JONATHAN MARTIN and PATRICK HEALY
As the candidates edge closer to the New Hampshire primary, this debate is the most consequential so far with each candidate seeking to appeal to the voters they are struggling to capture.

48) NY Times of Feb. 8, 2016 Migrant Group's Desperate March Through Mexico
By AZAM AHMED
Two days with 10 men who left Central America in early November to embark on an exhausting journey, made riskier by the Mexican authorities' crackdown on migrants.

49) NY Times of Feb. 9, 2016 New Hampshire Voters Hear Candidates' Final Appeals Before Primary
By ALAN RAPPEPORT
As the snow fell, the Republican and Democratic candidates carried on, with at least one front-runner wondering how the weather would affect turnout.

50) NY Times of Mar. 17, 2016 Republicans Enter a Shadow Campaign to Sew Up Delegates
By TRIP GABRIEL
With a contested convention a possibility, Republicans are turning their attention to the byzantine contests used to select individual delegates.

51) NY Times of May 13, 2016 Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Move Toward Ending Standoff and Forging Unity By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ALEXANDER BURNS
Speaker Paul D. Ryan came away from his meeting with Donald J. Trump feeling positive, though Mr. Ryan still did not endorse him.

52) NY Times of June 4, 2016 MUHAMMAD ALI, 1942-2016 Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74 By ROBERT LIPSYTE
Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight boxer of all time, a towering figure with an agile mind who was both admired and vilified for his religious, political and social stances.

53) NY Times of June 5, 2016 Once a Trump Target, John McCain Now Finds Their Political Fates Intertwined By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
The senator says he'll back his party's presumptive nominee. But with his own seat on the line and Arizona Hispanics at odds with Donald Trump, it's a risky position.

54) NY Times of June 10, 2016 Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton, and Urges Democrats to Unite By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JONATHAN MARTIN
With Senator Bernie Sanders still in the race, the president said the stakes were too high to let divisions stand in the way of defeating Donald J. Trump.

55) NY Times of May 31, 2016 As U.S. Admits Migrants in a Trickle, Critics Urge Obama to Pick Up the Pace By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
With the administration struggling to resettle Syrians and preparing to deport more Central Americans, allies and advocacy groups say the president's actions do not match his words.

56) NY Times of April 22, 2016 U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
By SABRINA TAVERNISE
Rates increased among almost all groups, a federal data analysis found, with women and middle-aged Americans hit particularly hard.

57) NY Times of March 17, 2016Republicans Enter a Shadow Campaign to Sew Up Delegates
By TRIP GABRIEL
With a contested convention a possibility, Republicans are turning their attention to the byzantine contests used to select individual delegates.

58) NY Times of June 20, 2016 Birth Control via App Finds Footing Under Political Radar
By PAM BELLUCK
Apps and websites that use telemedicine and other methods to offer prescriptions have sprung up with little of the furor expected in issues involving reproductive health.

59) NY Times of July 14, 2016  Hillary Clinton has emerged from the investigation into her email practices a wounded candidate, with many voters saying she cannot be trusted, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. She is now tied with Donald J. Trump in a general election matchup, the poll indicates, with each receiving the support of 40 percent of voters.

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