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House Spurns Obama on Libya but Does Not Cut Funds

The House on Friday rejected a measure that would have authorized the United States’s mission in Libya, but also rejected a measure to limit financing.

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Obama Seeks to Restart Budget Talks

President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will meet separately with the Republican and Democratic Senate leaders.

Long Elusive, Mob Legend Ended Up a California Recluse

After a decade of living a quiet life in California, James (Whitey) Bulger and his girlfriend will appear in court in Boston on Friday.

School’s Out, Forever

The closing of St. Martin of Tours in the Bronx reflects a crisis facing the Catholic educational system in New York.

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Peter Falk as Lt. Frank Columbo.

Peter Falk, TV’s Detective Columbo, Dies

Mr. Falk, 83, known for his signature role on television, had a wide-ranging career in film and onstage.

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Ahead of U.N. Vote, Effort to Restart Mideast Talks

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have told American and European diplomats that they want to resume discussions.

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Frustration in Albany Over Marriage Vote Delay

Democrats and gay rights advocates on Friday shifted to a more critical tone toward Republicans in the State Senate.

Connecticut Budget Upended by Worker Vote

In a slap at the governor and union leaders, state workers rejected a deal meant to produce $1.6 billion in savings.

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Go Daddy Nears Sale to Investment Groups

The Web domain registration company will reportedly be sold for between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.

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Upsets Claim Roddick and Zvonareva

Feliciano Lopez beat Andy Roddick for the first time in eight attempts, and Tsvetana Pironkova eliminated Vera Zvonareva, the No. 2 women’s seed.

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Ryan Trecartin at PS1
Ryan Trecartin at PS1

The exhibition teeters giddily at the intersection of art, reality television and social networking.

The Out of Towner

Strolling New York City, savoring Texas flavors.


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Glimpsing Africa Anew
Glimpsing Africa Anew

An exhibition rethinks the old one-tribe-one-style concept.

Behind the Wheel | 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Fresh From Europe, a Japan-Built Wagon
Fresh From Europe, a Japan-Built Wagon

With all the good wagons available, you have to wonder why Americans hate them so much. Now, Acura has given buyers another reason to reconsider.

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Got an M.B.A.? Great, but I Prefer Uncommon Sense

Got an M.B.A.? Great, but I Prefer Uncommon Sense

Byron Lewis Sr. of the UniWorld Group, the ad agency, says people with uncommon sense have a vision and act upon it.

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