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MAY 05, 2013 NEW YORK TIMES MINI

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Syria's leader, Bashar al-Assad, right, surrounded by bodyguards on Saturday in Damascus for the inauguration of a statue dedicated to university

Off-the-Cuff Obama Line Put U.S. in Bind on Syria

By PETER BAKER, MARK LANDLER, DAVID E. SANGER and ANNE BARNARD

President Obama surprised aides last year when he declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a “red line.”

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, at lectern, with other senators who worked on an immigration overhaul now under consideration.

Tech Firms Take Lead in Lobbying on Immigration

By ERIC LIPTON and SOMINI SENGUPTA

Silicon Valley companies and their executives, who want to hire foreign-born engineers, are waging a sophisticated lobbying campaign in support of an immigration overhaul.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted pictures of himself online, but kept much of his inner life secret.

The Dark Side, Carefully Masked

By MICHAEL WINES and IAN LOVETT

For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, there were oblique signs to those around him that the gulf between the private and the public person was widening.

Editors’ Picks

MAGAZINE

Slide Show SLIDE SHOW: The People You Meet at McDonald’sA portrait of America through the Golden Arches.

. More Photo Essays From the Magazine

OPINION | OPINION

A Child’s Wild Kingdom

By JON MOOALLEM

Why do our kids still have imaginary animal friends, and does it matter how real the connection is?

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

“I’m worried about the broader damage to U.S. credibility if we make a statement and then come back with lawyerly language to get around it.”

BARRY PAVEL, a former defense policy adviser to President Obama, referring to a vow of American action if Syria’s government were to use chemical arms.

World
The missile shipment struck by Israel was reported to include Iranian-made Fateh-110's, a type of mobile, accurate, solid-fueled missile, like this one in a military parade in Tehran in 2010.

Israel Targeted Iranian Missiles in Syria Attack

By ANNE BARNARD, MICHAEL R. GORDON and JODI RUDOREN

Experts said that Israel was taking a calculated risk that limited strikes, aimed at disrupting the arms pipeline that runs from Iran to Hezbollah, would provoke only a limited response.

Mayor María Soledad Aured de Torres of La Muela, Spain, with a portrait of the town's former mayor, María Victoria Pinilla, who is facing charges over what officials call shady land deals.

Small-Town Mayor’s Millions as Exhibit A on Graft in Spain

By SUZANNE DALEY

At a time when Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal are imposing deficit-cutting austerity plans on their citizens, revelations of widespread political corruption are stoking bitter resentment.

The Afghan leader Hamid Karzai told reporters Saturday that money delivered by the C.I.A. was

Karzai Says He Was Assured C.I.A. Would Continue Delivering Bags of Cash

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG

The C.I.A. money, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan told reporters, was “an easy source of petty cash,” and he suggested that some of it was used to pay off warlords and power brokers.

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

U.S.
Soon after his involvement with a prostitute forced Gov. Eliot Spitzer from office, he began teaching at City College in Manhattan.

The Last Refuge From Scandal? Professorships

By ARIEL KAMINER

While colleges have always courted accomplished public figures, a leap to the front of the class has now become a natural move for those who have suffered career flameouts.

Autopsy Says Boston Bombing Suspect Died of Gunshot Wounds and Blunt Trauma

By JESS BIDGOOD

A funeral home owner is having problems finding a cemetery that will accept the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev for burial.

. Path From ‘Social Butterfly’ to Boston Suspect’s Widow
Ron McCoy, left, and Reo Hatfield.

Seeking to Lure Tourists to a Rugged Outpost Famed for a Deadly Feud

By CHASE PURDY

Local officials and descendants of the warring clans seek to turn folklore into a source of jobs and revenue for Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.

 

Politics
Wayne R. LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, addressed members at the national convention in Houston.

N.R.A. Leadership Rallies Members for 2014 Elections

By JAMES DAO

Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the National Rifle Association, implored members never to give up their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts.

. Video  Video: Highlights From the N.R.A. Convention
President Obama and President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica on Saturday in San Jose, Costa Rica.

NEWS ANALYSIS

In Latin America, U.S. Focus Shifts From Drug War to Economy

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD

Conceding leadership of the drug fight to Mexico hews to a guiding principle of President Obama’s foreign policy, in which American supremacy is played down, at least publicly.

Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court

By ADAM LIPTAK

A new analysis finds the current Supreme Court to be the most pro-business of any since World War II.

. Graphic  Graphics: The Most Active ‘Friends of the Court’ | A Pro-Business Court

Business
Shailia Ittycheria and Kane Sarhan founded Enstitute, an on-the-job alternative to attending college.

The Apprentices of a Digital Age

By HANNAH SELIGSON

For a small group of the young, digital elite, Enstitute seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom that top professional jobs always require a bachelor’s degree.

President François Hollande, at a military ceremony last year, faces an ailing economy, unpopularity, strains with Germany and divisions within his own party.

One Year Into Hollande Presidency in France, ‘a Sense of Drift’

By STEVEN ERLANGER

François Hollande is seen as pleasant, uncharismatic and unauthoritative by many who supported him for president a year ago. Opinion polls say only a quarter of the French view him favorably.

. Revival of Europe’s Economy Falls to German Leader

102 Floors, 10 Million Bricks and One Tangled History

By CHARLES V. BAGLI

The most recent of many financial conflicts in the 83-year history of the Empire State Building seems to be inching toward a resolution.

. A Nasty, Epic Real Estate Battle With Stakes 102 Stories High
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology
Steve Case, the C.E.O. of Revolution, a firm involved in venture capital and other investing, was a co-founder of America Online.

CORNER OFFICE

When Attackers Become Defenders, Innovation Is Lost

By ADAM BRYANT

Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and now chief executive of the investment firm Revolution, talks about risk-taking – or lack thereof – in the business world.

. More Corner Office Columns »

BITS

More Tech Magic, if You Can Afford It

By JENNA WORTHAM

Google Glass, the computer eyewear, offers much technological wonder. But for one early user, it raises questions about the future of new technology and who gains access to it first.

With the

Go the Same Way, or Go the Wrong Way

By LEE SIEGEL

Gone are the days when “conformist” was a slur. Now, if you’re not following the crowd of five-star dispensers, you are a tasteless, undiscriminating shlub.

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

Sports
Joel Rosario, atop Orb, celebrating his win of the Kentucky Derby.

Orb Finds Joy in Mudville

By MELISSA HOPPERT

Orb, ridden by Joel Rosario, found a way to win despite his lack of experience on a wet track, trudging to victory Saturday at Churchill Downs.

. The Rail: Highlights
. Photographs  Slide Show: Derby Replay
The Nets' Gerald Wallace, who had 19 points, after the Bulls won Game 7.

GAME 7: BULLS 99, NETS 93

Nets Show Up Late And Miss Out on Celebration

By ZACH SCHONBRUN

In Game 7, the injury ravaged Bulls stopped a rally by the Nets, who fell behind by as many as 17 points in the first half but closed the gap to 4.

. Interactive Box Score Photographs  Slide Show: Nets vs. Bulls Replay
Floyd Mayweather, left, defeated Robert Guerrero in a one-sided welterweight bout, which was scored 117-111 by all three judges.

With Mental and Physical Mastery, Mayweather Stays Undefeated

By GREG BISHOP

Floyd Mayweather, who has had a rocky year that included time in prison, had little problem holding off Robert Guerrero to improve to 44-0.

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

Arts
The cast of

One Last Cringe for ‘The Office’ Finale

By BILL CARTER

Rather than simply present the faux documentary that’s been shot for nine seasons, NBC plans a reunion-style show for “The Office” finale.

. Photographs Slide Show
The jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen.

Jazz’s Skinny Stepchild

By JOE NOCERA

A rare breed: Anat Cohen, clarinetist, was discovered anew by a jazz aficionado recently.

Natalia Alonso and Michael Rosen in

A Classic’s Behind-the-Scenes Drama

By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO

Richard Nelson’s new play, “Nikolai and the Others,” dramatizes the artists behind the Balanchine-Stravinsky ballet classic “Orpheus.”

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

N.Y./Region
Mone't, 17, is one of 11 female teenagers in the Shirley Chisholm House in Brooklyn.

Another Chance for Mone’t

By LIZ ROBBINS

A centerpiece of an overhaul of the juvenile justice system gives New York City’s young delinquents, like Mone’t, 17, local options for rehabilitation.

. Photographs  Slide Show: Keeping Troubled Youth Near
Gaia, well-known among street artists, paints - legally - on a building in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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