Luring Teenagers in Oil Country, Google's App Factory, and Indian TV

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Top Stories: In Montana teenagers are choosing going to work in the oil industry over universities.

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World: In Israel a conflict over women's participation in prayer at the Western Wall has "deepened a divide between the Jewish state and Jews around the world at a time when Israel is battling international isolation over its settlement policy."

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U.S.: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has roadblocks in its path to curbing gun violence.

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New York: The shooter of firefighters in Webster, New York, left a note describing his enthusiasm for killing.

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Business: G.M. is upping production in Russia, which is "becoming a bright spot for G.M. and much of the rest of the automotive industry."

Technology: Google is competing with Microsoft for business in the business world with Google Apps.

Science: Farmers are trying oregano as a substitute for antibiotics in the diets of their livestock.

Sports: Though Christmas has become a day for basketball as Thanksgiving has become a day for football, some take issue with playing on December 25 because of the religious nature of the holiday.

Opinion: Paul Steinberg on treatment of schizophrenia, writing "takes a village to stop a rampage."

Television: Alessandra Stanley assesses Indian TV, which is full of soap opera plots, but also maintains a strict traditional attitude.

Dining & Wine: Pete Wells chronicles his 12 favorite restaurants he reviewed this year, they are arranged "more like a cardiogram, with each spike in the chart denoting a restaurant that made my heart race this year."


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