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The NYT’s thoughts on blogging

Cyberjournalist.net posted a memo by NYT deputy managing editor Jon Landman to staff on the paper’s blogging philosophy.

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ElBaradei presented with Nobel Peace Prize today

Mohammed AlBaradei, chief UN nuclear inspector and head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, had this warning as he accepted the Nobel Peace Price. An excerpt from the AP story on CTV.ca: While accepting the award, ElBaradei warned that humanity faces a choice between atomic weapons and survival. “I have no doubt that if we […]

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The Miami shooting: A setback for sane airport security

Salon aviation columnist Patrick Smith on the shooting of Rigoberto Alpizar by U.S. air marshalls. An excerpt: (free with a day pass) Wednesday's incident fulfills what many of us predicted ever since the Federal Air Marshals Service was widely expanded following the 2001 terror attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington: The first person killed […]

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'Qaeda-Iraq Link U.S. Cited Is Tied to Coercion Claim'

This story provides yet more evidence that people being treated harshly (but not tortured; let's be clear about that) may make stuff up that they think their interrogators want to hear. An excerpt from the NYT story: The Bush administration based a crucial prewar assertion about ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda on detailed statements made […]

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Chinese security forces kill at least 20 in crackdown on unrest

The NYT is reporting what may have been the most violent crackdowns on a protest in China since the 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre. An excerpt: SHANGHAI, Dec. 9 – Residents of a fishing village near Hong Kong said that as many as 20 people had been killed by paramilitary police in an unusually violent clash […]

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