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Gun Control Groups Turn Focus to State Ballot Measures
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER 11:51 AM ET
The movement, facing mounting losses in federal elections, is tweaking its name, refining its goals and using the gay-marriage movement as a model to take the fight to voters on the state level.
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CONGRESSIONAL MEMO
Bidding Farewell to Capitol Hill, and the Lost Art of the Deal
By CARL HULSE and ROBERT PEAR 11:26 AM ET
As the 114th Congress prepares to convene on Tuesday, some senior members, who will not be returning, offered advice to newcomers: Partisanship is easy, governing is hard.
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Stress Test for Top Banker in Europe: Low Inflation
By JACK EWING and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM 12:05 PM ET
As he begins his fourth year as president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi still has not taken actions that many economists say would offer the greatest hope to pull Europe from a decade of stagnation.
Hints of Stimulus Push Euro Lower Against Dollar
By ‘EditingPlant Genes, Companies Avoid Regulation
By ANDREW POLLACK 9:30 AM ET
Critics of bioengineered crops are concerned that a technical loophole could lead to the release of plants that could have unintended effects on the environment.
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Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory
By BROOK LARMER
One of China’s most secretive “cram schools” — a memorization factory where students train round the clock for a high-stakes examoffers the promise of life beyond the fields and factories.
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MARIO CUOMO | 1932-2015
Governor, Governor’s Father and Liberal Beacon
By ADAM NAGOURNEY 59 minutes ago
Mario M. Cuomo, a gifted orator who flirted with running for president, saw his son Andrew follow in his footsteps as governor of New York. He was 82.
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Video: Cuomo at the 1984 Democratic Convention
Views Shaped in Queens, the Outsider’s Borough
By SAM ROBERTS 10:37 AM ET
Mr. Cuomo, who died Thursday, was an unassuming lawyer who emerged as the Great Compromiser after the columnist Jimmy Breslin lionized him as a local hero.
YOUR MONEY
An Annual Checkup of Your Financial Health
By RON LIEBER 8:43 AM ET
To track your financial progress, here are some personal markers you can turn to this year, and every year.
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SPORTS OF THE TIMES
Oregon Gets Noticed, and Not for the Uniforms
By WILLIAM C. RHODEN 11:33 AM ET
Moving beyond the gimmicks that put them on the football map, the Oregon Ducks made a roaring statement on Thursday by dismantling Florida State and advancing to the title game.
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Ohio State Upsets Alabama in Sugar Bowl
Oregon Thrashes Florida State in Rose Bowl
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2 Indian Police Officers Accused of Raping Girl, 14 10:13 AM ET
Harry Reid Is Hospitalized After Exercise Accident 57 minutes ago
Ebola Doctors Are Divided on IV Therapy in Africa
30 Bodies Recovered Amid Search for AirAsia Plane 9:32 AM ET
 
It’s Jessica Lange’s Freak Show Right Now
“American Horror Storyis an apt metaphor for Hollywood, where older actresses (the freaks) take refuge in television (the sideshow).
To Rescue Economy, Japan Turns to Supermom
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to make it easier for women who have children to continue careers, rather than leaving the work force.
Web Freedom Is Seen as a Growing Global Issue
The new year promises further attempts at online censorship, as the web increasingly serves as a platform for civil rights efforts.
The Opinion Pages
The American Dream
Is a good job and a home with a ‘white picket fence’ attainable? Was it ever?
Editorial: A Vital Nuclear Agreement, at Risk
OP-ED COLUMNISTS
Brooks: The Age of Bibi
Krugman: Twin Peaks Planet
EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK
What’s Happening to New York’s Skyline?
By FRANCIS X. CLINES
Get used to the rise of the “pencil towers” across the city.
Egan: Mortality and its Discontents
Op-Ed: Teach Congress a Lesson
The Year in Review
Notable Deaths of 2014
Remembering Maya Angelou, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple Black, Nadine Gordimer, Ruby Dee, Howard Baker, Elaine Stritch, Mickey Rooney, Robin Williams and others who died this year.
The Best of 2014
Highlights from the year, as chosen by the editors of The New York Times.
Stephen Holden’s Best Movies 2014
Stephen Holden’s top choices include “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Force Majeure” and “Citizenfour.Notable Opinion Art of 2014
The best illustrations that accompanied opinion pieces in The New York Times this year, as selected by the section’s art directors.
Best of 2014: The Year in Video
Our top 10 videos of the year range from one man’s incredible tale of surviving an ISIS massacre to a charming — and very kid-friendly — dinner experiment.
A Surprising Year for Female Choreographers
In 2014, female choreographers thrived, from Dana Michel to Gisčle Vienne.
Best Concerts of 2014: Beyoncé, Lorde, St. Vincent, Romeo Santos and More
Pop and jazz critics of The New York Times recall some of this year’s standout performances.
Alessandra Stanley’s Notable TV Stalwarts of 2014: ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Good Wife’ and More
This was a year of promising new shows, but also of veteran shows that had an excellent 2014, including “Homeland” and “The Good Wife.”
Playlist: The Best Songs of 2014
A Spotify playlist compiles The Times’s pop criticsfavorite songs of the year.
Jon Pareles’s Favorite Albums and Songs of 2014
Jon Pareles’s picks for 2014 include the Puerto Rican band Calle 13, Angel Olsen and Azealia Banks.
Ben Brantley’s Best Theater of 2014: ‘An Octoroon,’ ‘On the Town’ and More
The year’s peak theatrical performances, among them “An Octoroon” and “On the Town,” had few names to drop.
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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Is Hospitalized With Pneumonia
Italy Races to Save Migrants on Vessel Said to Have No Crew
Indian Officials Seek 2 Police Officers Accused of Raping Girl, 14
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European Central Bank Hints of Stimulus as Euro Falls Against Dollar
A Stress Test for Europe’s Top Banker
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Gun Control Groups, Blocked in Washington, Turn Attention to States
Dozens of Vehicles Crash in Two Pileups on New Hampshire Highway
Congressional Memo: Bidding Farewell to Congress, and the Lost Art of the Deal
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Digital Tax Increase to Take Effect in Europe
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Mario Cuomo, Ex-New York Governor and Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82
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Sports of The Times: Oregon Looks Bold and Exciting, and This Time It’s Not the Uniforms
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35: Ohio State Upsets Alabama in Sugar Bowl and Advances to National Championship Game
Oregon 59, Florida State 20: Rose Bowl 2015: Oregon Routs Florida State and Will Go to National Title Game
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Bob Hall, Harlem Globetrotter Who Relished the Role of Showman, Dies at 87
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January Stages: Theater Festivals Include Under the Radar and American Realness
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Source of Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Might Be Bats, Study Says
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The Year in Pictures, 2014
Editorial: Shifting Dynamics for Cuba’s Dissidents
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Year of the Condo in New York City
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Driven: The M235i Stands With the BMW Classics
New York City’s Pedestrian Fatalities Lowest on Record in 2014
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Where There’s a Drink, There’s a Whey
Panda Bear on the Books, Films and Music That Inspire Him
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Political Calculus: Jeb Bush, and Two Myths About Shifting to the Right
Our Favorite Things: Upshot Highlights, 2014
Global Markets: Five Surprising Economic Trends in 2014, and What They Mean for 2015
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This week’s properties include a townhouse in New Orleans, a contemporary in Nashville and a compound in Idaho.
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