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‘Kreutzer Sonata Variations’ Has a Scorned Wife’s Rebuttal

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 2:36pm
Leo Tolstoy’s spouse, Sophia, wrote two novellas in reply to his story “The Kreutzer Sonata,” works that will be included in “The Kreutzer Sonata Variations,” from Yale University Press.






Books of The Times: In ‘Doctored,’ Sandeep Jauhar Examines a Broken System

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 2:22pm
Sandeep Jauhar reveals much in his memoir, “Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician.”






Autopsy Shows No Sign of Struggle in Brown's Shooting

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 1:34pm
A former New York City medical examiner found "no evidence of a struggle" between Michael Brown and the police officer who shot him at least six times on Aug. 9.

Afghanistan Bars New York Times Reporter From Leaving

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 12:55pm
The Afghan government barred a New York Times reporter from leaving the country, after the newspaper published an article that described discussions within the top echelons of the government about establishing an interim government.

Leonard Fein, Provocative Writer on Jewish Affairs, Dies at 80

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 11:36am
Mr. Fein wrote voluminously about contemporary Jews, Judaism and “the often stormy relationship between Jews and Judaism,” and founded groups to combat hunger and illiteracy.






ArtsBeat: Ginsburg and Alito to Speak at New-York Historical Society

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 11:28am
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito Jr. are among the luminaries scheduled to speak at the New-York Historical Society this fall and winter.






Malala Yousafzai: By the Book

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 11:16am
The activist and co-author of “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” relished “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.






Many Americans Can't Shake Arrest Record

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 10:29am
Many people who have never faced charges, or have had charges dropped, find that a lingering arrest record can ruin their chance to secure employment, loans and housing.

Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords Dies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 10:04am
Jim Jeffords, the former Vermont senator who single-handedly tipped the balance of power in the Senate in 2001 when he left the Republican Party, has died. He was 80 years old.

U.S. Consumer Prices Rose 0.1% in July

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 8:43am
Consumer prices advanced in July at their slowest pace since February, which could give the Federal Reserve more flexibility to maintain policies designed to stimulate stronger economic growth.

Wildfire Rages Near Yosemite

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 8:20am
Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched to protect homes threatened by a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

ArtsBeat: The Richard III Diet: Wild Birds, Frequent Feasts and Plenty of Wine

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 8:01am
New evidence from an analysis of Richard III’s bones suggest that he lived like a king — a wealthy one.






Obama Weighing Immigration Actions

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 7:04am
The White House is considering changes to immigration policy aimed at helping businesses, part of a broad review of procedures that also is likely to provide new protections for people now in the country illegally.

Bookends: Can Writing Be Taught?

NY Times Books - August 19, 2014 - 7:00am
Rivka Galchen and Zoë Heller discuss whether writing can be taught.

Islamic State: Terror's Dangerous Turn

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 5:15am
Capital Journal: You can mark it down: The summer of 2014 is the time when the terrorism threat morphed into something new, more ambitious and more dangerous, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Tensions Flare Again in Ferguson

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 3:13am
Tensions flared Monday night as a large contingent of police confronted demonstrators here after hours of peaceful marching to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

California Court Limits Caregiver Suits

New York Times - California News - August 19, 2014 - 2:00am
A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.

Militants Driven From Mosul Dam

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 18, 2014 - 11:37pm
Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam after two days of fighting with Islamist insurgents. Obama said the capture of the dam was a major step.

In Phoenix, a Realty Check as Market Moderates

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 18, 2014 - 9:13pm
Phoenix stands as a prime example of how some of the country's hottest housing markets are struggling to pass the baton from bargain-hunting investors to traditional buyers.

Cities Rocked by Past Protests Offer Lessons in What, and What Not, to Do

New York Times - California News - August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
Big-city police officials have learned that the speedy release of information and close ties to community leaders are crucial to stemming violence in disturbances like those in Ferguson.
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