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New York Times newsroom at the time of the sinking of the Titanic.

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New York Times and WNYC joined forces to launch SchoolBook, a website that allows users to search and compare schools, read related news and participate in discussion.

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Is this new?

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…the only way to balance the budget by 2020, while simultaneously (a) making the Bush tax cuts permanent and (b) protecting all the programs Republicans say they won’t cut, is to completely abolish the rest of the federal government: “No more national parks, no more Small Business Administration loans, no more export subsidies, no more N.I.H. No more Medicaid (one-third of its budget pays for long-term care for our parents and others with disabilities). No more child health or child nutrition programs. No more highway construction. No more homeland security. Oh, and no more Congress.”

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For a decade we sent our best minds not to make computer chips in Silicon Valley but to make poker chips on Wall Street, while telling ourselves we could have the American dream — a home — without saving and investing, for nothing down and nothing to pay for two years.

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So at a time when the American government reacted to the horror of 9/11 mostly with missiles and bombs, detentions and waterboardings, Ms. Retik and Ms. Quigley turned to education and poverty-alleviation projects — in the very country that had incubated a plot that had pulverized their lives.

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The Greenbrier remains the kind of place that will go far out of its way to make you happy. Its bustling concierge station could probably turn up Osama bin Laden for you, if you asked nicely.

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I really dig the layout of T Magazine “Style Maps”