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Today's Washington Post has the article Congress, Obama Brace for Showdown as Government Shutdown Looms, which contains the following sentence: The prospect of a government shutdown appeared mo …
asked Feb 21 '11 by Yoichi Oishi
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I read New York Times article (May 13) titled "ex-Senator gets 21-month prison term in tax evasion case." It says in abridgment: The former Republican senator, Vincent L. Leibell III had faced 18 …
asked May 14 '11 by Yoichi Oishi
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I found the line, ‘Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who took his while presumed innocent will get bail,’ in the following paragraph of New York Times article (May 17), titled ‘Hotel Keycard of I.M.F. Chief May Tell …
asked May 18 '11 by Yoichi Oishi
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Today’s (September 10) New York Times carries Maureen Dawd’s article titled ‘Sleeping Barry Awakes.’ The headline is followed with the following beginning lines: WOW, what a relief. The pres …
asked Sep 11 '11 by Yoichi Oishi
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NPR (October 23) reported that 8 in 10 Americans under the age of 30 have read a book in the past year in comparison to about 7 in 10 adults in general, American adults under the caption “America's Fa …
asked Oct 28 '12 by Yoichi Oishi
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I was drawn to the fact that many newspapers and online news sources quoted in accord Hillary Clinton’s remark in CNN Democratic presidential debate -“I never took a position on Keystone until I took …
asked Oct 15 '15 by Yoichi Oishi
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The Time Magazine’s article (November 5, 2015) titled, “Is Iran finally ready for change?” begins with the following passage: “The politics of Iran may be relentlessly convoluted, but for years it …
asked Jan 8 '16 by Yoichi Oishi
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Subsequent to my question about Club’s telephone tips in Maureen Dowd’s article, "Mitt Romney is the president of white male America” in New York Times (Nov. 10), I was interested in the usage of “the …
asked Nov 11 '12 by Yoichi Oishi
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I’m reading Jeffrey Archer’s “The Prodigal Daughter” at a snail pace and came across the following sentence describing the scene where Florentyna Kate, the female candidate for Presidency answers the …
asked Aug 4 '14 by Yoichi Oishi
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Roger Cohen, New York Times’ op-ed columnist wrote under the caption, “Ambivalence about America” in New York Times August 18 issue.; Geostrategic shifts over the past year indicate that the Unite …
asked Aug 20 '14 by Yoichi Oishi
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I came across the word T-securities in the following comment of one of readers to the article of the Time magazine (April 19) titled “Don’t worry about the U.S. debt. - The world too vested in America …
asked Apr 22 '11 by Yoichi Oishi
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There was the following passage in New York Times (December 25th) article describing Mr. Jeb Bush’s subtlety or lack of humor under the title, “Hear the one About Jeb Bush’s humor? You have to listen …
asked Dec 26 '15 by Yoichi Oishi
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British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech to the annual Conservative Party Conference held on October 5th in Manchester. The New Yorker magazine (October 5) introduced some of clips fr …
asked Oct 7 '11 by Yoichi Oishi
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Maureen Dowd’s article in New York Times (August 22) under the title, “Donald Trump Struts in His Own Pageant” starts with the following lines; “SOME blondes have all the fun. As Hillary Clinton a …
asked Aug 23 '15 by Yoichi Oishi
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Today’s (December 11) online New York Times carries an article dealing with the quantum increase of plastic material in the ocean under the headline, “Bits of plastic in oceans: 5.25 trillion and coun …
asked Dec 10 '14 by Yoichi Oishi

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