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Books of The Times: Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ a Flu Apocalypse

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 2:54pm
Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven” envisions a world in which a strain of flu wipes out most of civilization.






Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 2:23pm
On Halloween, a look at three small publishers of horror novels and comics.






Economy Stokes Anger at Governors

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 1:56pm
Despite rising consumer confidence, Republican and Democratic governors are struggling in Florida, Colorado, Michigan and Connecticut.

Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

New York Times - California News - October 30, 2014 - 12:35pm
The judge rejected arguments that the city’s plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions.

World Bank Pledges $100 Million to Fight Ebola

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 10:46am
The World Bank pledged more money to alleviate a health-worker shortage in West Africa, while the IMF warned that the three worst-hit countries face deepening financing gaps.

Two Dead Following Small Plane Crash at Kansas Airport

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 9:47am
A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning, killing at least two people, authorities said.

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine in Maine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 9:45am
The nurse who has resisted state-imposed quarantines after she treated Ebola patients in Africa went out for a bike ride in northern Maine on Thursday in a show of defiance as state health officials considered seeking a court order to enforce her isolation.

Children's Books: 'Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree' by Naoko Stoop

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 9:05am
In the third offering in the Red Knit Cap Girl picture-book series, the heroine and her animal friends create a library in an inviting tree.






Fed Closes Chapter on Easy Money

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 7:03am
The Federal Reserve said it would end its long-running bond-purchase program, concluding a historic experiment that stirred disagreement among policy makers, economists and investors about its impact.

Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 7:00am
The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”






The Giants Rule the World Once Again

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:40am
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their third championship in five seasons.

Maine Nurse Resists Ebola Quarantine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 30, 2014 - 6:02am
Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who traveled to West Africa to care for Ebola patients, said that she won’t self-quarantine for 21 days, setting up a possible legal battle with the state.

Best Illustrated Books

NY Times Books - October 30, 2014 - 4:50am
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.

For-Profit College Rules Not as Tough as Proposed

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 9:01pm
The Obama administration issued new rules that threaten to strip funding from thousands of for-profit college programs, part of a White House attempt to address college costs and rein in student debt, which has doubled since 2007.

California Leads on Justice Reform

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
After seeing that reducing the prison population doesn’t mean compromising public safety, Californians consider additional easing with Proposition 47.

California’s Proposition 45 Would Offer Public a Say on Health Insurance Rates

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The ballot measure would allow consumers to sue to keep costs down on individual and small group plans, even after a commissioner had approved them.

Sex-Equality Backers Seek Impetus in Oregon Measure

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:54pm
Women’s-rights advocates hope a ballot measure to amend the state’s constitution will spur a further step toward gender equality nationwide.

Israel, U.S. Dispute Jerusalem Housing

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:49pm
The U.S. and Israel clashed over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s housing policies in Jerusalem, further inflaming years of tense relations between the two powers.

Obama May Cut Deportations

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:30pm
The White House is considering two central requirements in deciding which of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants would gain protections through an expected executive action: a minimum length of time in the U.S., and a person’s family ties to others in the country.

Abortion Fight Dominates Tennessee Election

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:29pm
A Tennessee antiabortion referendum is turning into the state’s most contentious campaign this fall, as groups for and against the measure work to get out the vote in an otherwise ho-hum election season.
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