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03-01-13 NEW YORK TIMES

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Justices Reject California Gay Marriage Ban

By JOHN SCHWARTZ and ADAM LIPTAK

In a sweeping argument to the Supreme Court, the Obama administration said any law prohibiting same-sex marriage should be subjected to a heightened form of judicial scrutiny.

Boehner Halts Talks on Cuts; G.O.P. Cheers

By ASHLEY PARKER

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to have decided that he may have more to lose by negotiation over the impending spending cuts than letting them happen.

Soldier Admits Providing Files to WikiLeaks

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

Pfc. Bradley Manning confessed in open court to providing vast archives of military and diplomatic files to the antisecrecy group WikiLeaks.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“I am simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his pilgrimage on this earth.”
POPE BENEDICT XVI, as he retired, becoming the first pope in 600 years to step down.
N.Y. / Region

Video Feature: Harlem Shake: One Name, Two Separate Dances

The worldwide dance contagion that has spawned over 12,000 YouTube imitations is not the real Harlem Shake.

Opinion
Op-Ed Contributor

Give Up Your Pew for Lent

By PAUL ELIE

If the pope can quit, Catholics can, too.

WORLD

Discord Remains at Vatican as Pope Benedict Departs

By RACHEL DONADIO

As the sun set on Rome and on his turbulent eight-year papacy, Pope Benedict XVI, a shy theologian who never seemed fully at home in the limelight, was whisked by helicopter into retirement.

Fighting Shortages, Syrian Civilians Take Reins in Rebel Areas

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Local councils in rebel-held towns are trying to set up courts, police forces and social services, amounting to Syria’s first experiments in self-government after years under the Assads.

U.S. Steps Up Aid to Syrian Opposition, Pledging $60 Million

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

The United States said on Thursday that it would provide the nonlethal aid to help Syria’s opposition provide basic services in areas they control.

U.S.

Study of Ice Age Bolsters Carbon and Warming Link

By JUSTIN GILLIS

A paper published online Thursday by the journal Science suggests that the sharp warming that ended the last ice age occurred in lock step with increases in carbon dioxide.

An Iowa Farmer’s Quest for No Ordinary Pig

By JOHN ELIGON

Carl Edgar Blake II is trying to breed the perfect pig – fatty, meaty and flavorful – in hopes of transforming an industry. The early reviews have been promising.

Woodward Is New Hero for the Right (Yes, Really)

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY and BRIAN STELTER

Conservatives have long considered Bob Woodward a scourge for helping to break the Watergate scandal, but this week many lauded his account of a dispute with the White House over his fiscal coverage.

POLITICS

House Renews Violence Against Women Measure

By ASHLEY PARKER

A House vote to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act ended a battle that had highlighted problems Republicans are having with female voters.

Bills on Cuts Compete, and Both of Them Lose

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

In a bit of political theater, legislation from both parties intended to undo – or at least mitigate the impact of – across-the-board spending cuts was voted down on Thursday.

Many Steps to Be Taken When ‘Sequester’ Is Law

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

The specific impacts beginning Friday of across-the-board budget cuts on government agencies and programs are more unclear than the aggregate ones.

BUSINESS

In California, What Price Water?

By FELICITY BARRINGER

A plant for making seawater drinkable in Carlsbad, Calif., will offer a peek into a future when prices for water reflect the real costs of obtaining it.

U.S.D.A. May Approve Horse Slaughter Plant

By STEPHANIE STROM

If the U.S.D.A. approves a New Mexico horse slaughtering plant, it would be the first time since 2007 that equine meat for human consumption would be produced in the United States.

Groupon Dismisses Chief After a Dismal Quarter

By DAVID STREITFELD

The daily deals Web site reported weak fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday, and fired its chief executive, Andrew Mason, a day later.

TECHNOLOGY

Groupon Dismisses Chief After a Dismal Quarter

By DAVID STREITFELD

The daily deals Web site reported weak fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday, and fired its chief executive, Andrew Mason, a day later.

Media Decoder Blog

Barnes & Noble Rethinks Its Strategy for the Nook

By LESLIE KAUFMAN

In its third-quarter earnings report, the bookseller said revenue in its Nook unit fell 26 percent.

Samsung Armors Android to Take On BlackBerry

By BRIAN X. CHEN and IAN AUSTEN

The South Korean electronics giant is adding security enhancements to Android software to make its phones more attractive to big corporations.

SPORTS
On Baseball

In Miami, the Last Slugger Standing

By TYLER KEPNER

After lashing out at the Marlins in the off-season for trading many of their stars, Giancarlo Stanton has shifted his focus to the future.

An N.F.L. Payday, Now a Bit Cheaper

By JUDY BATTISTA

Last year, several N.F.L. teams used the franchise tag on players who fell well short of the franchise quarterback standard. And with a new formula, the salaries have dipped.

Years After His Heyday, Thailand’s Favorite Son Returns to Home Ring

By JOSEPH HINCKS

Somluck Kamsing became a muay Thai star 20 years ago. Now, at age 40, he’s back at his home ring and trying to bring artistry back to Bangkok.

ARTS
Art Review

Not Just ‘The Rose,’ but Also the Garden

By HOLLAND COTTER

“Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, does more than offer an artist’s singular, rarely seen great work; it gives a context for her entire career.

Theater Review | ‘The Revisionist’

A Private World, Heedlessly Invaded

By BEN BRANTLEY

Vanessa Redgrave plays a Polish survivor of the Holocaust in “The Revisionist,” written by her co-star, Jesse Eisenberg.

Theater Review | ‘Passion’

Close Enough to Singe Your Soul

By BEN BRANTLEY

John Doyle’s version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion” comes across as a pulsing collective fever dream.

NEW YORK / REGION

Born as a Tribute but Faltering, a Bronx School Nears Its End

By AL BAKER

A high school named after Jonathan Levin, a dedicated teacher who was killed by a former student, has had changes in its student body and its prospects. It is expected to be closed.

Showing Officer’s Family No Remorse, Killer Is Sent to Prison

By ANDY NEWMAN

Lamont Pride was sentenced to 45 years to life for fatally shooting Officer Peter J. Figoski during a 2011 botched robbery in Brooklyn.

About New York

After 24 Years, Awaiting End to the Silence

By JIM DWYER

New York City has yet to explain what led to the wrongful convictions of five teenagers in the Central Park jogger case.

MOVIES
Movie Review | ‘Stoker’

Darkness Descends on a Family

By A. O. SCOTT

The territory staked out in “Stoker” – a landscape of family secrets, sexual subtext and aristocratic entitlement – is at times reminiscent of a Henry James tale.

Movie Review | ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’

A Mighty Beanstalk Grows a New Twist

By MANOHLA DARGIS

“Jack the Giant Slayer” sticks with the familiar bedtime story, embellishing it with 3-D and other effects, noisy battles and an occasional wink at the material.

Armchair Travels With Screen-Worthy Children

By LAUREL GRAEBER

France, India, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and 30 more countries are represented in the New York International Children’s Film Festival, starting on Friday in seven theaters in Manhattan.

EDITORIALS
Editorial

The White House Joins the Fight

The Obama administration made a powerful argument against California’s gay marriage ban, but it disappointingly stopped a step short.

Editorial

Help for Syrian Rebels

President Obama’s caution in resisting the opposition’s calls for military intervention and weapons remains the wise approach.

Editorial

Home Care Rules in the Home Stretch

It will be a great injustice if minimum-wage and overtime protections for home care workers are not approved by the Obama administration.

OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

A 40-Year Quest for Justice

By SHAHIDUL ALAM

Four decades after independence, protesters in Bangladesh are demanding that war criminals finally be punished.

Op-Ed Columnist

The Learning Virtues

By DAVID BROOKS

A book on education cultures finds that the Chinese tend to define learning morally while Westerns define it cognitively.

Op-Ed Columnist

Ben Bernanke, Hippie

By PAUL KRUGMAN

That dismissive attitude toward anyone who spoke out against the Iraq war 10 years ago is back to disparage any critic of fiscal austerity.

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