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May 26, 2013 New York Mini

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Advocates for the disabled demonstrated in Sacramento to press state lawmakers to restore spending on social programs.

California Faces a New Quandary, Too Much Money

By ADAM NAGOURNEY

After years of grueling battles over state budget deficits and spending cuts, California has a new challenge on its hand: too much money.

Pakistanis in Multan, in Punjab Province, in January denounced American drone strikes.

U.S. Shift Poses Risk to Pakistan

By DECLAN WALSH

An American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the curtailment of the drone campaign could plunge Pakistan’s hotbed tribal areas into further chaos.

Staff Sergeant Miguel Deynes, 35, at the Dover Port Mortuary, prepared the uniform of Captain Aaron Blanchard, an Army pilot killed in Afghanistan last month.

Last Inspection: Precise Ritual of Dressing Nation’s War Dead

By JAMES DAO

At the Dover Port Mortuary, where the bodies of service members are brought to be prepared for funeral, no detail is too small, whether the coffin is closed or the body slated for cremation.

 

Editors’ Picks

MAGAZINE

Slide Show SLIDE SHOW: School at SeaA floating elementary school on the waterfront of Lagos, Nigeria.

. More Photo Essays From the Magazine

OPINION | OPINION

Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

By JO ROBINSON

Much of our produce is relatively low in phytonutrients – compounds that may reduce the risk of many diseases.

. Graphic  Graphic: Nutritional Weaklings in the Supermarket

World
Supporters watched a live broadcast of Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, at a rally in the Bekaa Valley.

Hezbollah Commits to an All-Out Fight to Save Assad

By ANNE BARNARD

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, said that the organization founded to defend Lebanon and fight Israel was entering a new phase, looking abroad to protect its interests.

CHANGING HANDS  The Third Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division has been training Afghanistan's security forces in an effort to help them become self-sufficient.

In Afghan Transition, U.S. Forces Take a Step Back

By AZAM AHMED

As the United States military moves into a support role in Afghanistan, a week in spent with a brigade accompanying Afghan forces offered a direct look at the evolving training mission, for better or for worse.

. Photographs  Slide Show: A Supporting Role
Call for Calm After 3 New Arrests in British Soldier’s Death

By JOHN F. BURNS

The police arrested three men in their 20s in an areas of southeast London not far from the site of a fatal attack on an off-duty soldier on Wednesday.

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

U.S.
Turbine Plans Unnerve Fans of Condors in California

By FELICITY BARRINGER

Environmentalists are worried that a wind-energy project near the Mojave Desert could affect the fragile condor population.

Yer Vang in the Hmong Village Community Garden in Fresno.

Seeking Serenity in a Patch of California Land

By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN

Community gardens for immigrant groups can provide familiar foods that are hard to find in the grocery store. They can also be a balm for alienation and depression.

. Photographs  Slide Show: Gardening for Mental Health
Joyce Osborn Wilson displaying her teeth-whitening kit at her office in Guntersville, Ala. The state dental board wants her to stop selling it, saying she is practicing dentistry without a license. Ms. Wilson has filed a lawsuit in state court to be allowed to continue her business.

A Clash Over Who Is Allowed to Give You a Brighter Smile

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

An Alabama lawsuit argues that a law declaring teeth whitening the exclusive province of dental professionals is unconstitutional.

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

Politics
Leak Inquiries Show How Wide a Net U.S. Cast

By ETHAN BRONNER, CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANE

Details of investigations into government leaks of classified materials also hint at the personal and professional cost for those caught up.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived on Saturday for a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Hagel Calls Sex Assaults in Military a ‘Scourge’

By THOM SHANKER

Speaking at commencement at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confronted the dark shadow of sexual assault in the military.

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kerry, in Africa, Presses Nigeria on Human Rights

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

A visit to Africa by Secretary of State John Kerry comes as amid several developments on the continent, but Syria was still on his agenda.

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

Business
An Amma embrace at the ashram.

Amma’s Multifaceted Empire, Built on Hugs

By JAKE HALPERN

Mata Amritanandamayi, known as Amma, is a globe-trotting guru who embraces the masses – and a get-it-done management style for her charities.

FAIR GAME

Shareholders? Fuhgeddaboudit!

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

It’s that time of year when shareholders speak their minds at annual meetings. But that doesn’t mean the companies’ boards are always listening.

Last week at JPMorgan shareholders voted against splitting the jobs of chairman and chief executive officer, both held by Jamie Dimon.

STRATEGIES

The C.E.O. Triumphant (at Least at Apple and Chase)

By JEFF SOMMER

It was a good week for leaders of two major American companies. But it brought frowns from some corporate-governance watchers.

Technology

NOVELTIES

Bequeathing the Keys to Your Digital Afterlife

By ANNE EISENBERG

An assortment of services can help you and your heirs organize the online accounts that you will eventually leave behind.

TECHNOPHORIA

If My Data Is an Open Book, Why Can’t I Read It?

By NATASHA SINGER

Despite all the hoopla about an “open data” society, many consumers are being kept in the dark.

Vintage Apple-1 Sells for Record $671,400

BITS BLOG

Vintage Apple-1 Sells for Record $671,400

By STEVE LOHR

An Apple-1 computer, made in 1976 and originally priced at $666, sold for a record $671,400 at an auction in Germany.

Sports
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist and the rest of the Rangers were helpless on a shot by Gregory Campbell in the second period Saturday that gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

BRUINS 3, RANGERS 1

Offense Vanishes; Rangers Follow

By BEN SHPIGEL

The Rangers were bounced from the postseason, a victim of their ineffectual offense and an inability to counter the Bruins’ fourth line and a 22-year-old rookie.

. Interactive Box Score Photographs  Slide Show: Game 5
. Roundup: Blackhawks Beat Red Wings to Stay Alive
Roland Garros, where the French Open is played, was named for a French World War I fighter pilot, who was a rugby player and not much interested in tennis.

A Puzzler in Paris: French Open or Roland Garros?

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

French speakers call the tournament Roland Garros. Native English speakers, despite repeated attempts to convert them, still overwhelmingly favor French Open.

Robbie Rogers after signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy of M.L.S. In February, he announced he is gay.

Rogers Says He’s Ready for a Role as a Pioneer

By BILLY WITZ

Robbie Rogers, who retired from soccer when he announced in February that he was gay, says he saw a chance to do more by returning.

Arts
Mr. Gioni estimated that nearly 500,000 people would come to see the Biennale by the time it ends on Nov. 24.

New Guide in Venice

By CAROL VOGEL

Massimiliano Gioni’s ambitious Venice Biennale art extravaganza opens this week.

. Photographs  Slide Show: An Encyclopedic Scope
Will Arnett, left, and Jason Bateman in Times Square in a replica of the

Bananas, Anyone? The Bluths Are Back

By BRIAN STELTER

“Arrested Development,” which became a cult hit after its cancellation in 2006, returns as a Netflix download series on Sunday.

. ArtsBeat: Videos and Interviews With the Cast
Henry Cavill stars as Superman in the new Warner Brothers movie, which will be released on June 14.

Alien, Yet Familiar

By DAVE ITZKOFF

In “Man of Steel,” Zack Snyder is making the latest in recent spate of attempts to revive Superman as a film hero as popular as he is powerful.

. Photographs  Slide Show: Many Changes to a Blue Suit

N.Y./Region
Beachgoers headed to the Hamptons on Friday via the Cannonball express from Penn Station.

As Boozy Invaders Hit Beach, Hamptons Sound a Snooki Alert

By JIM RUTENBERG

Across the Hamptons, some residents fear that a new wave of partyers driven north by Hurricane Sandy could exacerbate a shift in the societal order.

Rev. Michael Fugee appeared in court on Tuesday on charges that he had broken an agreement to never work with children.

Newark Monsignor Loses Job for Failing to Stop Priest’s Work With Children

By MARC SANTORA and LAURIE GOODSTEIN

The dismissal of Msgr. John E. Doran is the latest fallout from a sexual abuse scandal that stretches back more than a decade.

The B&B Carousell's new pavilion has radiant floor heating and air-conditioning, allowing for year-round use.

Summer’s Steeds, Back Home

By LISA W. FODERARO

After eight years away, 50 horses of the historic B&B Carousell are back in Coney Island with new coats of paint, refurbished joints and new tails.

. Video  Video: The Making of a Carousel
. Photographs  Slide Show: Carousel Horses Return Home to Brooklyn

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

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