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City Room: New York Today: Favorite New Haunt

Friday: Ghost tourism in Brooklyn, a cloudy day, and a beloved bar’s last call.








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Latest News: Jerusalem Protests, Eric Frein, Halloween

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.








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In Tense Burkina Faso, Protesters Press President to Step Down Immediately

President Blaise Compaoré rejected demonstrators’ demands, instead offering negotiations on “a transitional period” for the West African nation.


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Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship

Police officers were out in force and restricted access to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, barring men under 50.








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Hungary Suspends Internet Tax After Huge Protests

Hungary’s prime minister said the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.








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Braving Ebola

Portraits of those who labor and those who survived at an Ebola treatment center in rural Liberia.


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First Draft: Today in Politics

Democrats still have a chance to hold the Senate, but it won’t be easy.


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Taiwan President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing

In an interview, President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan said he supported Hong Kong protesters’ democratic ideals, but would still pursue trade agreements with China.


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Midterm Calculus: Early Voting Numbers Look Good for Democrats

More than 20 percent of the early votes tabulated in four crucial states have come from people who did not vote in the last midterm.








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Knicks 95, Cavaliers 90: Carmelo Anthony and Knicks, Undaunted by LeBron James’s Return, Beat Cavaliers for First Win

Despite the hoopla over James’s first game back with Cleveland, the Knicks held on for the victory. James scored 17 points and had eight turnovers.


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Eric Frein, Suspect in Pennsylvania Trooper’s Death, Is Captured After 7-Week Manhunt

Mr. Frein had eluded capture since one Pennsylvania state trooper was killed and another was wounded on Sept. 12.








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Archive Dive: Halloween Candy Has Gotten Cheaper

A comparison of prices from a 1964 newspaper ad and from the same supermarket chain today yields some interesting results.








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Gibson, Republican Congressman, Finds Bipartisan Support in Race Against Eldridge

Representative Chris Gibson, a Republican, has a 41 percent favorability rating among Democrats, and a wide lead over Sean Eldridge, the Democratic candidate.


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Sunni Tribesmen Say ISIS Exacts Brutal Revenge

Islamic State militants have killed scores of members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe that fought them for months, tribal leaders and officials said.


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In New York Attorney General Debate, Cahill and Schneiderman Clash Over Ethics and Integrity

Trading insults, invective and the occasional idea, the two major-party candidates met in their only debate.


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Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

As Liberia’s first elected leader after a devastating civil war, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pushed the country to economic growth, but gains have been halted by the Ebola outbreak.


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Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.








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New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

A breach of a White House computer system and military flights skirting NATO territory could be “message-sending by Putin, and it’s dangerous,” a defense official said.


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Sports of The Times: A Visit to Madison Bumgarner Country, and a Proud Father's Home

From his home in the Appalachian foothills, Kevin Bumgarner, the father of Madison Bumgarner, the World Series M.V.P., sent his son a text while watching him lead San Francisco to the title.








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Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead

As Mexicans prepare for the annual observance commemorating departed ancestors, they are also debating the influence of Halloween on the holiday.


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