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MAY 16, 2013 NEW YORK TIMES MINI

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Management Flaws at I.R.S. Cited in Tea Party Scrutiny

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

An inspector general’s report described a failure to stop the singling out of conservative groups as Congressional aides sought to determine if knowledge of the effort went beyond the Internal Revenue Service.

. Documents  Document: Inspector General’s Report on I.R.S. Audits
An Atrocity in Syria, With No Victim Too Small

By ANNE BARNARD and HANIA MOURTADA

A massacre that revealed new depths of depravity and routine video footage showing lurid violence have made the prospect of stitching the country back together appear increasingly difficult.

As Firms Line Up on Factories, Wal-Mart Plans Solo Effort

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Wal-Mart, rejecting a safety plan backed by more than a dozen European companies, said its monitors would “conduct in-depth safety inspections” at all factories it uses in Bangladesh.

 

Editors’ Picks

BUSINESS | RETIREMENT SPECIAL SECTION

How They Do It ElsewhereOther countries’ retirement systems offer lessons for this nation.

. Making a Move Abroad, and Living There, Too
. Filling Up an Empty Nest
. Go to Special Section »

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Entertainment News

By NEAL GABLER

A TV personality’s biggest achievement: tearing down the walls between news and entertainment.

World
The suspect identified as Ryan C. Fogle in custody.

From Russia, With Wig: American Spy Suspect Is Ejected

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ELLEN BARRY

Russian officials said Ryan C. Fogle was an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency who had been caught trying to recruit a Russian to spy for the United States.

. The Lede: Video of American’s Arrest in Moscow
Battle Ready Brig. Gen. James E. Kraft Jr., right, with an Afghan commander and local commandos. He said the Afghans had been making

Afghan Commandos Step Up Their Combat Role

By THOM SHANKER

A combination of allied Special Operations forces and Afghan troops are set to assume more responsibility in Afghanistan as NATO gradually hands over security operations.

Brazilian Court Council Removes a Barrier to Same-Sex Marriage

By SIMON ROMERO

The council ruled on Tuesday that notary publics could not refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, a decision that effectively legalizes gay marriage.

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

U.S.
U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected

By ANNIE LOWREY

The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.

. Graphic  Graphic: A Better Picture
Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy.

Jolie’s Disclosure of Preventive Mastectomy Highlights Dilemma

By DENISE GRADY, TARA PARKER-POPE and PAM BELLUCK

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her breasts removed because she carries a rare defective gene underscored the painful choices women face in trying to prevent breast cancer.

. Op-Ed Contributor: My Medical Choice
. Video  TimesCast: Revisiting a ‘Previvor’

No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet

By GINA KOLATA

Health experts for the government say there is no good reason for many Americans to keep sodium consumption below 2,300 milligrams a day, as national dietary guidelines advise.

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

Politics
Justice Dept. Defends Seizure of Phone Records

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANE

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said that the leak in question was among the two or three most serious leaks he had seen since the 1970s.

. Media Decoder: Snooping and the News Media: It’s a 2-Way Street
Critics say Republicans spend too much time on health care, but the House did vote in April to preserve the helium supply.

House to Vote Yet Again on Health Care Repeal

By JEREMY W. PETERS

House Republicans plan to vote this week to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul, the 37th time they will have tried to eliminate, defund or curtail the law.

POLITICAL MEMO

For Republicans, Incentives to Strike a Budget Deal With Obama

By JOHN HARWOOD

Delaying steps to rein in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid means delaying significant attempts to curb the size of the government.

For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business
Mr. Loeb's campaign to be a partner to Sony has started the biggest fight of the activist investor's career to date.

DEALBOOK

Uninvited Guest Jolts Japan’s Business Culture

By HIROKO TABUCHI

The hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb’s demands of Sony could test Japan’s commitment to economic change.

. Graphic | Timeline
. Sony Meets Outspoken Activist Investor, but Courtesy Reigns
Jamie Dimon, left, chief of JPMorgan Chase, and Lloyd Blankfein, chief of Goldman Sachs, at the White House in 2009.

DEALBOOK

In Role Reversal, Goldman Chief Advises Dimon

By SUSANNE CRAIG and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

Jamie Dimon, the chief of JPMorgan Chase, is seeking advice from Lloyd Blankfein as he wrestles with the fallout from a big trading loss. Not long ago, he was the one offering guidance.

DEALBOOK

Subscribers Fear Bloomberg Is Becoming Their Rival

By PETER EAVIS and NATHANIEL POPPER

Long thought of as a company that serves Wall Street firms, Bloomberg, through a relatively unheralded expansion, is quietly becoming more like them.

. More Clients Ask Questions of Bloomberg
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology
U.S. Now Paints Apple as ‘Ringmaster’ in Its Lawsuit on E-Book Price-Fixing

By EDWARD WYATT and NICK WINGFIELD

According to the Justice Department, Apple took a leadership role in a price-fixing conspiracy in the market for e-books.

. E-Book Sales a Boon to Publishers in 2012
Google Expected to Start a Competitor to Spotify

By BEN SISARIO

The service is expected to be announced as early as Wednesday, and reflects agreements the company has made with the three major music labels.

After a Record Loss, Sharp Reshuffles Its Management

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The electronics maker named a new president as part of a reorganization aimed at returning the company to profitability.

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

Sports
Paul George driving between Tyson Chandler, left, and Kenyon Martin. Martin started in place of the smaller Pablo Prigioni but failed to score, and had only five rebounds, in 29 minutes.

GAME 4: PACERS 93, KNICKS 82

Bigger Knicks Fall Just as Hard

By HOWARD BECK

Despite a lineup change, size did not matter Tuesday night. The Pacers were again simply better as they rolled to an 11-point victory and put the Knicks on the brink of elimination.

. Interactive Box Score | Photographs Slide Show | Shumpert, Kidd, Martin: 61 Minutes, 0 Points
Rangers goalie Ed Giacomin set to block a shot by the Bruins' Johnny Bucyk (9) during a 1970 opening-round series at Madison Square Garden. Boston won the title.

Rangers, Bruins and a Rivalry That Once Raged

By JEFF Z. KLEIN and PETER MAY

The Rangers and the Bruins, who will meet in an Eastern Conference semifinal, have faced off in the playoffs nine times, the last in 1973, when the rivalry was among the most bitter in sports.

. Slap Shot: No Love Lost in the East
. Slap Shot: Divisional Rivalries on Display in the West
Robinson Cano's two-run double in the seventh tied the score, 3-3, and later in the inning, the Yankees took the lead for good over the Seattle Mariners.

YANKEES 4, MARINERS 3

Granderson’s Return Steps to the Side of the Yankees’ Comeback Victory

By JORGE ARANGURE Jr.

Curtis Granderson played only a small part in the win against the Mariners, but his return signaled the start of what the Yankees hope will be normalcy.

. Interactive Box Score
. M.L.B. Roundup: Dickey Strikes Out 10 to End Winless Streak
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »

Arts
Bill Hader was motivated to move on partly by seeing friends like Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig leave last season.

Bill Hader to Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’

By DAVE ITZKOFF

When Mr. Hader departs at the end of the season, he will take a collection of colorful characters with him, including the excitable city correspondent, Stefon.

ABC Unveils a Fall Schedule With 13 New Series

By BILL CARTER

The network will open the fall season with eight of these series, five of which are comedies, as it tries to build a second comedy night on Tuesday.

. Video  Video: ABC’s Programming
Katherine Jackson, above with her son, Michael, in 2005, is suing a concert promoter over the singer's death.

Negligence Is Debated in Jackson Death Case

By BEN SISARIO

The civil trial over Michael Jackson’s death might hinge on whether reasonable care was exercised in the hiring of his doctor.

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

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