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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 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.
18) 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.
19) 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.
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) 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.