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7:32pm

Thu June 2, 2011
Media

Keller To Hand Off 'New York Times' To Chief Deputy

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, seen at a benefit in 2008, is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper.
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New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller is stepping down to return to writing for the newspaper. He will be replaced by his chief deputy, Jill Abramson, the managing editor for news.

By all accounts, Keller is departing voluntarily after a successful but challenging eight-year tenure. In an interview, he said he went to Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the paper's publisher and the chairman of its parent, the Times Co., to reveal his decision.

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6:59pm

Thu June 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Fighting In Yemen Rages, As Obama Dispatches Top Aide To Region

The videos emerging from the Yemeni capital of Sanaa today paint a grim picture.

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6:04pm

Thu June 2, 2011
Children's Health

Looking For Early Signs Of Autism In Brain Waves

An infant and his mother demonstrate electroencephalography, or EEG, technology at Children's Hospital in Boston. The technology could help detect the risk of autism in infants.
Courtesy of Michael Carroll

A technology that monitors electrical activity in the brain could help identify infants who will go on to develop autism, scientists say.

The technology, known as electroencephalography, or EEG, is also providing hints about precisely how autism affects the brain and which therapies are likely to help children with autism spectrum disorders.

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5:59pm

Thu June 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Unsealed Documents Reveal Lax Attention To Safety Before Mine Blast

We've reported and heard plenty in the last year about how the Upper Big Branch mine explosion was preceded by failures to strictly apply mine safety regulations and practices. Both mine owner Massey Energy and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration share blame, according to a recent report from the West Virginia Governor's Independent Investigation of the disaster.

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5:52pm

Thu June 2, 2011
It's All Politics

Mitt Romney, Making White House Bid Official, Offers Anti-Obama Case

"Barack Obama has failed America."

As that stark line from Mitt Romney's Thursday speech in which he officially announced that he is seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination for a chance to unseat President Obama, the putatutive GOP frontrunner is doing what the challenger to an incumbent president does. You call the president a flop and try to make the race a referendum on his presidency.

Romney, appearing at a rally at Bittersweet Farm in New Hampshire, had at least three narratives of the Obama presidency aimed at different groups of voters.

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