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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Thu, January 28, 2010 — 1:17 PM ET
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J.D. Salinger, Author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ Is Dead at 91

J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his back on success and adulation, has died in Cornish, N.H., where he lived in seclusion for more than 50 years, his son told The Associated Press. He was 91.

Mr. Salinger’s literary reputation rests on a slender but enormously influential body of published work: the novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” the collection “Nine Stories” and two compilations, each with two long stories about the fictional Glass family: “Franny and Zooey” and “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.”

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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Sun, January 03, 2010 — 7:30 PM ET
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U.S. Intensifies Screening for Travelers From 14 Nations

Citizens of 14 nations including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria who are flying to the United States will be subjected indefinitely to the intense screening at airports worldwide that was imposed in the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing plot, Obama administration officials announced Sunday.

But American citizens, and most others who are not flying through those nations on their way to the United States, will no longer automatically face the full-range of intensified security that had been imposed after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight, officials said.

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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Wed, December 30, 2009 — 2:32 PM ET
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At Least Six Americans Killed in Attack at Base in Afghanistan

At least six Americans were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest made his way into an American base in Khost Province in southeastern Afghanistan, according to NATO military officials. The suicide bomber died in the blast. Six more Americans were wounded, some of them seriously, suggesting that the death toll could climb, the officials said.

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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Fri, December 25, 2009 — 7:14 PM ET
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U.S. Says Incident Aboard Plane Was Attempted Act of Terrorism

A passenger aboard a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport apparently tried to ignite an explosive device on Friday, an incident the United States believes was an attempted act of terrorism, according to a White House official who asked not to be identified.

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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Mon, December 21, 2009 — 10:56 AM ET
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U.S. Sets 3-Hour Limit on Tarmac Waits for Plane Passengers

The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes exit after three hours.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long sought by consumer advocates. From January to June this year, 613 planes were delayed on tarmacs for more than three hours.

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>Breaking News Alert

>O.K., these people are really starting to confuse me.

The New York Times
Fri, November 20, 2009 — 12:01 AM ET
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Guidelines Push Back Age for Cervical Cancer Tests

New guidelines for cervical cancer screening say women should delay their first Pap test until age 21, and go for screening less often than had been previously recommended.

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>WTF?

>This changes everything.
WHY couldn’t have they decided this BEFORE I turned 40, not just before I turn 50?

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, November 16, 2009 — 5:00 PM ET
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In Reversal, U.S. Guidelines Urge Mammograms at 50, Not 40

Most women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, according to new guidelines released Monday by an influential group that provides guidance to doctors, insurance companies and policy makers.

The new recommendations reverse longstanding guidelines and are aimed at reducing harm from overtreatment, according to the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force. It also says women age 50 to 74 should have mammograms less frequently — every two years, rather than every year. And it said doctors should stop teaching women to examine their breasts on a regular basis.

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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Wed, November 04, 2009 — 11:51 PM ET
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Yankees Win World Series, Adding to Title Collection

The Yankees humbled the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, in Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium, capturing their 27th title and their first since 2000.

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>Breaking News Alert

>The New York Times
Fri, October 09, 2009 ~~ 5:08 AM ET
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Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The U.S. president Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Nobel Foundation said in Sweden on Friday.

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>The New York Times
Mon, October 05, 2009 ~~ 5:38 AM ET
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Three Share Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for their research on chromosomes.

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