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ARTICLES

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Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat.

February 15, 2018

Once again a nation sends thoughts and prayers, because it has happened once again.

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Cheats, Swindlers and Ne’er-Do-Wells: A New York Family Album

February 9, 2018

The Rogues’ Gallery was a 19th-century innovation that changed police work forever. It’s also a mesmerizing window into our ancestral life of crime.

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Dad Believed in U.F.O.s. Turns Out He Wasn’t Alone.

December 30, 2017

The year now ending has been so laden with tumultuous news that one astounding report in the exhausted final days of 2017 seemed almost routine: that for years, an intelligence official burrowed within the Pentagon warren was running a secret program to investigate reports of unidentified flying objects.

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Ireland Wanted to Forget. But the Dead Don’t Always Stay Buried.

October 28, 2017

A slight girl all of 6, she leaves the modest family farm, where the father minds the livestock and the mother keeps a painful secret, and walks out to the main road.

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A Mobster, a Family and the Crime That Won’t Let Them Go

June 1, 2017, THURSDAY

He was once a feared member of the New England underworld, a specialist in robbing armored cars. At 80, he was years out of prison. But could his life of crime ever be behind him?…

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Inside a Mobster’s Bedroom

June 2, 2017, FRIDAY

In writing about an aging mobster and a murder victim, Times senior writer Dan Barry challenges the way organized crime stories are usually written.

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A Worldly Accomplishment Is Rewarded With a Heavenly One

March 12, 2017, SUNDAY

John Curry witnessed an apparition of saints in Ireland. He was buried on Long Island, but will be reburied in Manhattan.

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Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88

March 20, 2017, MONDAY

With prose that was savagely funny, deceptively simple and poorly imitated, Mr. Breslin created his own distinct rhythm in the hurly-burly music of newspapers.

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Latina Hotel Workers Harness Force of Labor and of Politics in Las Vegas
November 5, 2016, SATURDAY

The 57,000-member Culinary Union, which is 56 percent Latino and includes guest room attendants, is a powerful supporter of Nevada Democrats.

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The Lost Art of Duckpin Bowling
MAY 29, 2016, SUNDAY

As duckpin bowling inexorably fades away, the sport’s top woman and a few dozen certified alleys endure.

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Giving a Name, and Dignity, to a Disability
MAY 8, 2016, SUNDAY

Society has long struggled to find the proper terminology for people with intellectual disability.

NYT_iconJohn Prine Endures, With a Half-Smile and a Song
APRIL 10, 2016, SUNDAY

Mr. Prine, closing in on 70 and after two bouts with cancer, is still on the road, singing heartfelt songs like “Paradise” and “Hello in There.”

NYT_iconThe Artist Who Dared to Paint Ireland’s Great Famine
FEBRUARY 18, 2016, FRIDAY

It is called An Gorta Mor, or the Great Hunger, an evocative term that still fails to convey the full horror of the Irish potato famine, perhaps the single worst catastrophe in 19th-century Europe.

NYT_iconEX-PROSECUTOR’S JOB: FLAG N.F.L. PLAYERS
FEBRUARY 5, 2016, FRIDAY

When players are accused of crimes, Lisa Friel, who worked in the Manhattan district attorney’s office for 28 years, investigates potential code-of-conduct violations for the league.

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VINCENT A. CIANCI JR., CELEBRATED AND SCORNED EX-MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE, R.I., DIES AT 74
JANUARY 29, 2016, FRIDAY

Known as “Buddy,” Mr. Cianci was known for protracted troubles with the law as well as for unfailing devotion to his city.

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AFTER PENALTY, 23 WINS RECORDED ONLY IN MEMORY
JANUARY 18, 2016, MONDAY

After an investigation identified several N.C.A.A. violations, Missouri announced last week that 23 men’s basketball victories from 2013-14 had been vacated.

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A FIGHTER’S HOUR OF NEED
JANUARY 10, 2016, SUNDAY

Interviews reveal the events in the 60 minutes after a 2013 bout at Madison Square Garden that left Magomed Abdusalamov with severe brain damage.

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A PITCH IS FRAMED BY DIPLOMACY IN CUBA
NOVEMBER 29, 2015, SUNDAY

An American group wants to have a major league team’s minor league affiliate based in Havana, but its first mission is to build good will.

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AS EDINSON VOLQUEZ BATTLED, ROYALS FACED A TOUGH SITUATION
OCTOBER 29, 2015, THURSDAY

The way that the news of the passing of the father of Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez was handled highlighted the age-old awkwardness and discomfort that surround the notification of a death.

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IT’S CHICAGO VS. NEW YORK, WITH A NOD TO FRED MERKLE
OCTOBER 18, 2015, SUNDAY

The last time New York and Chicago baseball teams met with a trip to the World Series on the line was in 1908, a result of Merkle’s infamous running mistake.

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