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Beijing Warns of ‘Chaos’ if Hong Kong Protests Persist

People’s Daily, the main newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, accused the democracy movement of “blaspheming” the rule of law.








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Hong Kong Government’s Strategy on Protesters: Wait Them Out

The city’s top leader and his aides are said to hope that the disruption of the demonstrations will eventually turn the public against the pro-democracy protests. .








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Sports of The Times: Geno Smith and Michael Vick on Opposite Ends of Chant

Jets fans’ chanting for a switch was a new experience for both quarterbacks — for Smith, the 23-year-old starter, and for Vick, the 34-year-old star turned outcast turned backup.


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U.S. to Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

Despite the new efforts, supplies of the drug, ZMapp, are expected to be limited to hundreds or thousands of treatment courses by early next year, which would not be nearly enough if the epidemic continues to spiral out of control.


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DealBook: In Ruling on California Town’s Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of Pensions

The decision by a federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to Calpers, California’s giant state-led pension system, which has been leading efforts to preserve defined-benefit pensions nationwide.








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High Line Draws Millions, but de Blasio Isn’t One

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is a fan, but he was not among the 4.8 million visitors the park attracted last year.


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At 17, Leading Protests That Rattle Hong Kong

Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old student, has been at the center of the democracy movement as young activists represent a troubling confirmation for officials that their generation is the one most alienated from Beijing.








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Scrutiny in Texas to Detect Whether Ebola Has Spread

Thomas E. Duncan, a Liberian man who contracted the disease before arriving in Dallas, was in contact with 12 to 18 people while he was contagious, officials said.








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Possible Leak by Grand Juror Is Investigated in Ferguson Police Shooting Case

In response to a Twitter post about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer, a user wrote: “I know someone sitting on the grand jury. There isn’t enough at this point to warrant an arrest.”


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Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director, Resigns Under Pressure About Breaches

Ms. Pierson failed to quell a bipartisan political furor over repeated breaches of security and lost the confidence of the president her agency is charged with protecting.








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Teacher Known as Cool Friend, Until His Arrest

Brooklyn Tech students said Sean Shaynak, who is accused of preying on female students, was unusually close with some students, often in ways that might alarm parents.








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2 New Limits on Voting in North Carolina Are Rejected by U.S. Court

The federal appeals panel ruled against North Carolina, telling it to restore a “same-day registration” provision.


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Egypt Seizes Newspapers to Censor an Article

The censorship is another example of restrictions on news media freedom since the military takeover in July 2013 that put Abdel Fattah el-Sisi into power.








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Netanyahu Sees Arab Alliance Aiding Mideast Peace

The Israeli prime minister said he saw promise in an Arab alliance against the Islamic State, but President Obama focused on Israeli settlements as an impediment to Middle East peace.








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City Room: Woman With 3 Jobs Died From Gas Fumes While Napping, Authorities Say

The death of Maria Fernandes, 32, who juggled three jobs and died Aug. 25 as she napped between Dunkin’ Donuts shifts, was an accident, the authorities said.








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Florida Man Is Convicted of Murdering Teenager in Dispute Over Loud Music

Michael Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager after a confrontation over rap music blaring from a car.








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Four Deaths Are Linked to a Respiratory Illness

Enterovirus 68 has been found in at least four people who died, and has caused an influx of sick children at hospitals nationwide.


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A Study Bolsters a Call to Use Long-Acting Contraceptives

In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, pregnancy and abortion rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally.








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In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes

The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Saturday, which has so far left 47 people dead, took experienced mountaineers and locals by surprise.


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Design Notebook: Leave Your Wings at the Door

As housing prices soar and inventories shrink, one community still has plenty of choices.


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