NYT edit tracker

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NYT has a public api that can be used to track some so-called "stealth edits". Full text is not supported, but the API has endpoints that provide headlines, abstracts, lead paragraphs, and article word counts.

Everything should work. Headlines that do not appear to have changed are resulting in different MD5 hashes and being duplicated in database. I will fix that at some point.

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article info:

article_id
60a20f42-96a6-535b-9af1-cc952067ebd0
pub_date
2022-08-05 02:00:31
section_name
U.S.
document_type
article
web_uri
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/05/us/politics/republicans-abortion-kansas.html

history:

version: 2022-08-05 11:45:09
Republicans​ Begin​ Adjusting​ to​ a​ Fierce​ Abortion​ Backlash
Friday, August 05, 2022
After​ Kansans​ voted​ to​ preserve​ abortion​ access,​ Republicans​ who​ once​ said​ the​ economy​ reigns​ supreme​ are​ acknowledging​ the​ issue​ will​ be​ a​ centerpiece​ in​ the​ fall​ campaigns.
Republican​ candidates,​ facing​ a​ stark​ reality​ check​ from​ Kansas​ voters,​ are​ softening​ their​ once-uncompromising​ stands​ against​ abortion​ as​ they​ move​ toward​ the​ general​ election,​ recognizing​ that​ strict​ bans​ are​ unpopular​ and​ that​ the​ issue​ may​ be​ a​ major​ driver​ in​ the​ fall​ campaigns.
word count: 1581
version: 2022-08-06 03:45:05
Republicans​ Begin​ Adjusting​ to​ a​ Fierce​ Abortion​ Backlash
Friday, August 05, 2022
After​ Kansans​ voted​ to​ preserve​ abortion​ access,​ Republicans​ who​ once​ said​ the​ economy​ reigns​ supreme​ are​ acknowledging​ the​ issue​ will​ be​ a​ centerpiece​ in​ the​ fall​ campaigns.
Republican​ candidates,​ facing​ a​ stark​ reality​ check​ from​ Kansas​ voters,​ are​ softening​ their​ once-uncompromising​ stands​ against​ abortion​ as​ they​ move​ toward​ the​ general​ election,​ recognizing​ that​ strict​ bans​ are​ unpopular​ and​ that​ the​ issue​ may​ be​ a​ major​ driver​ in​ the​ fall​ campaigns.
word count: 1670

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