A Flight-Attendant Uniform Scandal, Social-Media Security, and MacFarlane

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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Top Stories: With automatic spending cuts on the way the "fiscal stalemate" has highlighted Republicans dedicated to small government as overshadowing those dedicated to a "robust national defense," revealing what some say was a "miscalculation" on President Obama's part.

World: More conservative uniforms for Turkish Airlines flight attendants have ignited controversy in the country.

U.S.: "Bloodless" lung transplants help "to accommodate the unique beliefs of the world’s eight million Jehovah’s Witnesses but may soon become standard practice for all surgical patients."

New York: A spate of Chinese victims in robberies in East Harlem highlights the "demographic change" in the neighborhood.

Technology: The Burger King and Jeep hacks "raised questions about the security of social media passwords and the ease of gaining access to brand-name accounts."

Sports: Seattle, left teamless by the NBA, hopes for a comeback.

Opinion: The Times editorializes on how "the military budget not only can be cut, but should be cut, though not with this kind of political machete and not in the way the service chiefs say they plan to wield it."

Awards Season: Alessandra Stanley writes that Seth MacFarlane combined the old and the new of Hollywood, but "the hedged-bets, have-it-all-ways ceremony made Sunday night's one of the longer and most self-conscious Oscars imaginable."

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