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By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR
After vigorous lobbying by the health industry, seven Republican governors are moving to accept federal funds under the health care law to add medical coverage for more low-income people.
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
In less than two weeks, Kenyans will line up by the millions to pick their leaders for the first time since a disastrous vote in 2007, which set off clashes that killed more than 1,000 people.
By MICHAEL COOPER and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
States weighing liability insurance mandates hope they would reward safe behavior, with lower rates for people with safety locks or less dangerous weapons.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“There are three reasons for this war: tribe, land and politics.”
ELISHA BWORA, an elder in the Pokomo tribe in Kenya, which has seen ethnic violence erupt as the country prepares for national elections.
With few exceptions, this year’s nominated actors, directors and producers have long worked on films with Oscar histories.
By VALERIE J. KARPLUS
If our goal is to get Americans to drive less and use more fuel-efficient vehicles, and to reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases, gas prices need to be even higher.
By DOREEN CARVAJAL
An intensifying investigation aimed at Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma and the king’s son-in-law, has placed the palace under siege.
By RACHEL DONADIO
A protest party draws support from voters who are fed up with politics, but its success could make governing Italy even harder than it already is.
By HEATHER TIMMONS and GARDINER HARRIS
Two bombs planted on bicycles killed at least 11 people and wounded 50 in a busy shopping district in Hyderabad Thursday night in what officials said may have been a coordinated attack.
By JODI KANTOR
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, is attempting nothing less than a Betty Friedan-like feat: a national discussion of a gender problem with no name.
By SAM DOLNICK
Saquib Khan was trying to save his Staten Island delis and supply business, officials say, by writing himself dozens of bad checks in a matter of weeks.
By MATTHEW L. WALD
Airlines and airports are preparing for across-the-board federal budget cuts as if they were a hurricane, with takeoff delays and slower security lines possible.
By FERNANDA SANTOS
New Mexico lawmakers are seeking new ways to protect chile peppers, the state’s official vegetable, from competitors.
By JOHN ELIGON
A windy storm brought most travel to a crawl in parts of Kansas and Missouri, where emergencies were declared.
By ASHLEY PARKER
Two groups that have feuded in the past over an immigration overhaul outlined goals designed to show that they could reach a compromise.
By BILL VLASIC
Ford said it would spend $200 million to renovate a Cleveland plant to produce small, turbocharged engines for use in its top-selling models.
HIGH & LOW FINANCE
By FLOYD NORRIS
A financial transaction tax could discourage the excesses of the trading system if Europe can pull it off.
By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
Thousands of homeowners who received help on their second mortgage are still facing foreclosure on their first mortgage, according to housing advocates.
By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Video has become a source that helps the fashion industry determine which runway items will be hits in stores.
By BRIAN STELTER
Americans who have spurned cable, but who have a television set hooked up to the Internet, will now be counted by the Nielsen Company.
By QUENTIN HARDY
Though Hewlett-Packard is battling a declining demand for personal computers, the computer maker’s quarterly results were better than expected.
By JUDY BATTISTA
A psychological assessment, given in addition to the long-used Wonderlic test, resembles exams given to firefighters because they, like football players, must make quick decisions under stress.
By TYLER KEPNER
Terry Ryan, who is starting the second season of his second stint as the general manager of the Minnesota Twins, is in full rebuilding mode.
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Knicks, who started the season as the oldest team in N.B.A. history, just got older, by adding the 35-year-old forward Kenyon Martin. Here are some players the Knicks could have added who go way back.
By MELENA RYZIK
With the bestowing of the Academy Awards looming, some last-minute handicapping of the competition for the major awards.
By MELENA RYZIK
To prepare for Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast, here’s the Carpetbagger’s inside look at the front-runners and back stories.
By ROBERTA SMITH
The Met’s exhibition “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” brings together great paintings, lavish garments and accessories to detail the entwined rise of modern painting, modern fashion and modern (upper middle-class) life in the 19th century.
NEW YORK / REGION
By JOSEPH BERGER
The red neon of the Kentile Floors sign has long dimmed, but the sign is still alluring to aficionados of old Brooklyn, and a recent rumor of its demise sent them into a tizzy.
By THOMAS KAPLAN
The aide, Howard B. Glaser, took to the airwaves about an engineer who broke a rule, faced disciplinary action and resigned.
By PETER APPLEBOME and MARC SANTORA
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut used a forum with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to push for changes like a ban on the same type of weapon used in the Newtown massacre.
- Why Republican governors are saying yes to Medicaid, no to Obamacare’s exchanges (washingtonpost.com)
- 7 GOP governors boost to Medicaid plan (seattletimes.com)
- Florida governor will expand Medicaid under Obama health law (capitolhillblue.com)