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NEW YORK TIMES APRIL 15, 2013

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Monday, April 15, 2013

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Senators Patrick J. Toomey, left, a Republican, and Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, appeared on

Rifts in Both Parties Complicate Odds for Gun Measure

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and JONATHAN WEISMAN

Divisions over a measure to extend background checks for gun buyers are undermining support for what was seen as a compromise deal to ease passage of a broader bill.

Nicolás Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, greeted supporters in Caracas, Venezuela, after the results of historic presidential elections were announced.

Venezuela Gives Chávez Protégé Narrow Victory

By WILLIAM NEUMAN

Nicolás Maduro, the handpicked political heir to Hugo Chávez, won election to serve the remainder of Mr. Chávez’s term, officials said. Mr. Maduro’s opponent, Henrique Capriles Radonski, demanded a recount.

. Video  Video: Venezuela Goes to the Polls
A Myriad Genetics scientist preparing samples for DNA sequencing. The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday, involving the company, on whether human genes can be patented.

Justices Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid

By ANDREW POLLACK

The Supreme Court is poised to take up the question of whether human genes can be patented. But some say advances in the field may blunt the impact of its ruling.

World
BBC Tactics in Covering North Korea Are Faulted

By RAVI SOMAIYA

Reporters who joined students from the London School of Economics on a North Korean trip did not disclose their true purpose and filmed an undercover documentary, the university said.

Mothers ran with their children Sunday after a suicide attack on the court complex in Mogadishu, Somalia. Later, a blast hit an international convoy, officials said.

Coordinated Blasts Kill at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM

Islamists militants known as the Shabab carried out a suicide attack on the court complex, and a bomb was detonated later on the airport road.

Members of Alternative for Germany, which held a party congress on Sunday in a Berlin hotel.

German Elites Drawn to Anti-Euro Party, Spelling Trouble for Merkel

By NICHOLAS KULISH and MELISSA EDDY

Alternative for Germany, started by a Hamburg economics professor, could play the role of spoiler in the September elections.

For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »

U.S.
Angela Ferraiuolo-Thompson, left, used a Beatles song to calm Hudson, born 13 weeks preterm, at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Live Music’s Charms, Soothing Premature Hearts

By PAM BELLUCK

Music helped to slow the infants’ heartbeats, calm their breathing, improve sucking behaviors important for feeding, aid sleep and promote quiet alertness.

Aaron Sydow, the principal of Fairview School in West Plains, Mo., monitoring the halls.

A Missouri School Trains Its Teachers to Carry Guns, and Most Parents Approve

By JOHN ELIGON

The response was mostly positive at a 600-student grammar school in the wooded Ozarks of Missouri, where most children have shot deer by age 6.

Rat Kidneys Made in Lab Point to Aid For Humans

By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Researchers said that while creating functional kidneys for people was a long way off, replacement organs made like the rat kidneys would have benefits over other methods.

For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »

Politics
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at a meeting in Tokyo.

Kerry Says North Korea Talks Are Possible, but Hints at Conditions

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States was prepared to reach out if North Korea made the first move to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

. In Focus: North Korea’s Nuclear Threats »

THE CAUCUS

Rubio Offers Full-Throated Support for Immigration Bill

By ASHLEY PARKER and BRIAN KNOWLTON

Legislation that would overhaul the country’s immigration system received a forceful endorsement from Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who after holding back for weeks appeared on seven talk shows to voice his support.

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Police officers in radiation protection suits pray for tsunami victims last month on the second anniversary of the disaster.

U.S. Rethinks How to Respond to Nuclear Disaster

By MATTHEW L. WALD

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to publish a document that would reduce projections for how much radiation exposure is likely.

Business

ECONOMIC MEMO

As Wall St. Soars in Tough Era, Company Size Is a Big Factor

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

American giants are benefiting from productivity gains and renewed growth in China and other overseas markets, allowing them to increase profits even if business at home remains lackluster.

Three horses died in the filming of

Flaws Seen in Protection of Animals on the Set

By MICHAEL CIEPLY

Guidelines for animal safety on film sets exist, but after the recent death of a shark on the set of a Kmart commercial, some question the American Humane Association’s financial ties to the industry.

DEALBOOK

Pay Stretching to 10 Figures

By JULIE CRESWELL

A number of the hedge fund leaders who had giant paydays last year earned their riches the old-fashioned way: by posting big returns on their investments.

For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

 

Technology
Intel is still looking for a chief to succeed Paul Otellini, who announced his resignation this fall.

Intel Tries to Secure Its Footing Beyond PCs

By QUENTIN HARDY

The world’s largest semiconductor maker is struggling to adapt as PC sales collapse, users rely more on mobile phones and tablets, and cloud computing expands.

Europeans Reach Deal With Google on Searches

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

Google has for the first time agreed to legally binding changes to its search results after an antitrust investigation by European regulators.

BITS BLOG

Combating Tech’s Conflict Minerals with Disclosure

By QUENTIN HARDY

Hewlett-Packard is set to announce that it is publishing a list of global ore smelters that supply its parts suppliers with minerals, and insisting that they certify that their ore was not obtained from a conflict zone.

For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »

Sports
Adam Scott after winning the Masters. Scott shot a three-under 69 on Sunday, with another Australian, Jason Day, finishing third, two strokes back.

Past Failures Vanish as Australian Wins Masters

By KAREN CROUSE

Adam Scott, beating Ángel Cabrera in a playoff, exorcised the memories of Greg Norman’s collapse at the 1996 Masters and his own collapse at the 2012 British Open.

. On Par: Analysis and Highlights From Masters
. Graphic: Rules of the Game | Slide Show: Final Round of Masters
Tiger Woods on the 18th green, where he finished the Masters tied for fourth, still five years removed from his last major title.

ON GOLF

Woods’s Odd Journey Through Golf’s Majors

By BILL PENNINGTON

Tiger Woods’s major championship victory total remains stalled at 14, and this time for one of the most peculiar reasons – an illegal ball drop.

Guan Tianlang, 14, was the low amateur. He finished three shots behind Phil Mickelson and five behind last year's champion, Bubba Watson.

ON PAR

For Guan, a Week to Savor

By KAREN CROUSE and BILL PENNINGTON

China’s Guan Tianlang got a standing ovation and big cheers from the gallery on the 18th green after finishing for a total of 12-over 300.

For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »

Arts
One of the more than 50 musical numbers from the '60s, '70s and '80s in

THEATER REVIEW | ‘MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL’

Hey, Diana, Smokey, Stevie: You’re on Broadway!

By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

The hit parade reels on seemingly forever in “Motown: The Musical,” a dramatically slapdash but musically vibrant trip back to the glory days of Detroit.

The Italian American Museum, at Mulberry and Grand Streets.

In Little Italy, Saving the Past by Rebuilding It

By ROBIN POGREBIN

The board of the Italian American Museum in the Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan has drawn up plans to sell its building to a developer and relocate inside whatever structure replaces it.

Theo Ogundipe in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of

THEATER REVIEW | ‘JULIUS CAESAR’

This Caesar Wears an African Cloak

By BEN BRANTLEY

The blood runs warm in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s vibrant production of “Julius Caesar,” now at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

For more arts news, go to NYTimes.com/Arts »

N.Y./Region
Courts in Slow Motion, Aided by the Defense

By WILLIAM GLABERSON

Douglas G. Rankin, with his reputation for late arrivals, frequent postponements and courtroom filibusters that drag out the judicial process, is an example of how defense lawyers often use time as a weapon to win their cases.

Students prepare for testing last week at the Academy of Arts and Letters in Brooklyn.

Students Face Tougher Tests That Outpace Lesson Plans

By KYLE SPENCER

New York City public school students are undergoing rigorous preparation for the redesigned exams, which are likely to cover some material that is not yet in the curriculum.

. Documents Document: Seeking a National Standard
Anthony D. Weiner

Weiner, Exploring Possible Mayoral Bid, Issues Policy Booklet With Familiar Ring

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

Anthony D. Weiner’s policy guide was similar to one he issued before he abandoned a 2009 run for mayor and before his sex-message scandal.

For more New York news, go to NYTimes.com/NewYork »

 

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