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  • South Sudan and Rebels Open Peace Talks
    The urgency of the talks was evident as gunfire rattled the nerves of residents in Juba, South Sudan's capital, on Saturday evening after weeks of relative calm there.






  • Interactive Map: Poverty in America
    Data from the Census Bureau show pockets of poverty in both urban and rural areas of the United States.






  • Kerry Opens Door to Iran's Participation in Syrian Peace Talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry's suggestion Sunday that Iranian diplomats might participate in peace talks on Syria was the first time a senior American official has indicated that Iran may have a role.






  • Officials have banned all public gatherings and summoned two opposition leaders for police questioning following a deadly clash in the capital.






  • Small Plane Makes an Emergency Landing on a Highway in the Bronx
    The plane landed on the Major Deegan Expressway around 3:20 p.m. near East 233rd Street, fire officials said, but none of the passengers had life-threatening injuries.






  • Saints 26, Eagles 24: After Long Wait, Good Things Come to Visiting Saints
    The Saints earned their first road playoff victory 46 seasons after their debut in the N.F.L., beating the Eagles on a 32-yard field goal as time expired.






  • Low on Funds, 'Spider-Man' Dims Its Last Lights
    The $75 million production of "Spider-Man," the most expensive musical in history and one of the most troubled, ended a run of three years and two months.






  • Strategic Corridor in West Bank Remains a Stumbling Block in Mideast Talks
    As negotiators struggle to make headway in peace talks, they remain at odds over the strategic corridor that runs between the populous heartland of the West Bank and the border with Jordan.
  • Donald H. Forst, Feisty Newspaper Editor, Dies at 81
    Mr. Forst was the former top editor of New York Newsday, The Village Voice and The Boston Herald.






  • Power Vacuum in Middle East Lifts Militants
    The bloodshed that has engulfed Iraq, Lebanon and Syria exposes the emergence of a post-American Middle East in which no broker has the will or power to contain the region's sectarian hatreds.
  • Mapping Poverty in America
    Data from the Census Bureau show where the poor live.
  • Charred Body of Kidnapped Man Is Found on Long Island
    The body of Menachem Stark, 39, a prominent Hasidic real estate developer who was abducted on Thursday, was discovered in a trash bin.






  • New York State Is Set to Loosen Marijuana Laws
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of medical marijuana, moving the state a step closer to policies embraced by advocates and lawmakers elsewhere.






  • Opposition Party Boycotting Bangladesh Election
    Amid unrest and despite violence, the governing Awami League is going ahead with Sunday's vote, while the main opposition party is refusing to take part.






  • Saul Zaentz, Producer of Oscar-Winning Movies, Dies at 92
    Mr. Zaentz, an independent film producer, won best-picture Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus" and "The English Patient."
  • N.F.L. Wild Card Saturday
    Highlights from Saturday's N.F.L. playoff games.
  • Militant Tied to Bombings in Lebanon Dies in Jail
    Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, the leader of a Lebanon-based affiliate of Al Qaeda who was arrested recently, died Saturday while in custody in Lebanon, officials said.






  • A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops
    When a bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced, doubts nagged at Greggor Ilagan, a councilman, about what the risks were, if any, of the crops.






  • Path to Casinos Turns Messy in Massachusetts
    Casino operators are finding state legalization is but the first step in a difficult process.






  • Qaeda-Linked Militants in Iraq Secure Nearly Full Control of Falluja
    Sunni militants fighting under the banner of Al Qaeda appeared to make gains across Anbar Province, also capturing the strategic town of Karma.
  • Washington Memo: 50 Years Later, War on Poverty Is a Mixed Bag
    The debate over the government's role in creating opportunity and ending deprivation has flared anew, with inequality as acute as it was in the Roaring Twenties and the ranks of the poor and near-poor at record highs.
  • Blast Hits Kabul Military Base, and Eastern Afghanistan Bombing Kills American
    An explosion hit one of the entrances of Camp Eggers, a predominantly American military base, but the extent of the blast or the cause was not immediately clear.
  • Moves to Curb Spying Help Drive the Clemency Argument for Snowden
    The whistleblower-versus-traitor argument has taken on a new dimension with recent moves to curtail the programs that Edward J. Snowden revealed.
  • Bracing for Carp in Great Lakes, but Debating Their Presence
    Asian carp, or carp DNA at least, may have arrived in the Great Lakes, and either way, the Army Corps of Engineers will issue a study proposing ways to keep the invasive species out.
  • Banished for Questioning the Gospel of Guns
    A longtime columnist for a gun magazine questioned when the regulation of guns became infringement of the right to bear arms. He was quickly fired, squelching any debate.
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