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June 16, 2013 NY News Mini

LEAVING THE LAND

 

China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities

By IAN JOHNSON

A 12-year plan to move hundreds of millions of rural residents into cities is intended to spur economic growth, but could have unintended consequences, skeptics warn.

. Photographs  Slide Show: A Push for Urbanization
. Chinese Voices: Residents Express Anger and Nostalgia
Supporters of the newly elected president of Iran, Hassan Rowhani, took part in street festivities on Saturday after the announcement of his victory in Tehran. 

Iran Moderate Wins Presidency by a Large Margin

By THOMAS ERDBRINK

Hassan Rowhani, who advocates greater personal freedoms and a more conciliatory approach to the world, avoided a runoff in the election to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

. Photographs  Slide Show
Mike McConnell, vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, was a director of national intelligence.

After Profits, Defense Contractor Faces the Pitfalls of Cybersecurity

By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH

Mike McConnell, who once led the National Security Agency, is now the chief architect of Booz Allen’s cyberstrategy – and among the executives facing questions after a data leak.

. Bits Blog: Facebook Discloses Basic Data on Law-Enforcement Requests
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

World
Protesters argued with the riot police on Saturday at Gezi Park in Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Police Storm Park in Istanbul, Setting Off a Night of Chaos

By TIM ARANGO, SEBNEM ARSU and CEYLAN YEGINSU

After 18 days of protests, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered his riot police to storm Gezi Park. As people fled the tear gas and water cannons, the police pursued them in the streets.

. Photographs: At Gezi Park, Tear Gas and Water Cannons
Mohammad Naim Baluch, front, the governor of Helmand Province, visited the village of Sarwan Kala last month, the scene of fighting against the Taliban.

Afghan Forces, Taking Lead, Hold Steady in Violent District

By ALISSA J. RUBIN and TAIMOOR SHAH

The foreigners are mostly gone from Sangin District in the southern Taliban heartland, and its fate is up to the Afghans.

Marc Bertoldi, left, at an extradition hearing last month, denied involvement in a diamond theft.

Belgian Diamond Theft, Filled With Cinematic Thrills, Also Has a Blooper Reel

By DOREEN CARVAJAL

Since a meticulously planned theft on the windblown tarmac of the Brussels airport in February, the episode has veered from thriller to comedy, featuring a roundup of unusual suspects.

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

U.S.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

In Looser Tone, Speakers Urge Graduates to Take Risks and Be Engaged

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

Across the country, the addresses of 2013 were much more personal, infused with self-deprecating humor, raunchy asides and references to the speakers’ own humble or distant origins.

. Video  Video Feature: Highlights From Five Commencement Speeches
Workers on the eastern stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been preparing for its opening.

In California, Bolts May Hold Up a Bridge in More Ways Than One

By NORIMITSU ONISHI

State transportation officials must decide by July 10 whether the new eastern stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is ready to open on Labor Day.

Wild chimpanzees have been listed as endangered since 1990, but a new proposal, announced Tuesday, covers all chimps.

Goal of Broader Protection for Chimpanzees Emerges From Changing Perspectives

By JAMES GORMAN

Wild chimpanzees have been listed as endangered since 1990, but a new proposal covers all chimps, including nearly 2,000 captive in the United States today.

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

 

 

Politics
Senator Mitch McConnell at a news conference last month with Tea Party leaders and other members of Congress, including Senator Rand Paul, second from right.

Tea for 2? Kentucky Senators in a Marriage of Convenience

By TRIP GABRIEL

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, both Republicans, have formed an odd-couple, scratch-my-back alliance that stretches from Washington to Louisville.

Fears of National ID With Immigration Bill

By ERIC LIPTON

Drivers’ license information of most Americans would be accessible through a nationwide computer network if the immigration legislation pending before the Senate becomes law.

Edward J. Snowden during an interview by The Guardian in Hong Kong. 

For Snowden, a Life of Ambition, Despite the Drifting

By JOHN M. BRODER and SCOTT SHANE

From Edward J. Snowden’s friends and his own voluminous Web postings emerges a portrait of a talented young man who did not finish high school but bragged online that employers “fight over me.”

. Player in Leaks Case, Out From Behind Camera
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business
Even Pessimists Feel Optimistic Over Economy

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

The surprising new view of a number of economists in academia and on Wall Street who see a brighter outlook right around the corner, not just far into the future.

Francesco, left, Lorenzo and Amanda Borghese in New Jersey.

Borghese v. Borghese: Battle for a Royal Name

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY

The issue over who may use the Borghese history, at least for marketing purposes, is at the center of one of the most contentious lawsuits facing trial in New York courts this summer.

In Utah, a Local Hero Accused

By NATASHA SINGER

A wealthy Web marketer was known for acts of generosity. But the government, which has charged him with defrauding customers, sees him in a different light.

. Documents  Annotated Document: The Case of Jeremy Johnson
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology
The X-Patch, a wearable sensor from X2 Biosystems, sends data about hits wirelessly to the sidelines.

NOVELTIES

A Wearable Alert to Head Injuries in Sports

By ANNE EISENBERG

New devices can warn the sidelines when an athlete has taken a potentially serious hit to the head.

WORKSTATION

Messages Galore, but No Time to Think

By PHYLLIS KORKKI

As more technologies join e-mail in office communication, many workers may be losing the ability to concentrate. Experts offer ways to sort out when to use what.

Bill McDermott, co-C.E.O. of SAP, the software company, says employers

CORNER OFFICE

Bill McDermott of SAP, on Knowing What You Want

By ADAM BRYANT

The co-chief executive of SAP, the software company, says employers “will make bold bets on people who have an unwavering passion for success.”

. More Corner Office Columns »
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »

Sports
Phil Mickelson at the 18th hole, where not even a bogey - his third of the day - could spoil his mood.

A Five-Time Runner-Up, Mickelson Leads the Open After Three Rounds

By KAREN CROUSE

Weather woes in the past, the United States Open got seriouson Saturday, and Phil Mickelson was the only player to finish under par at Merion Golf Club.

. Photographs  Slide Show: U.S. Open Photo Replay, Third Round

In Golf, Moments Good and Bad Are Well Remembered

By JERÉ LONGMAN

Perhaps more extraordinary than the skill of many of the world’s top golfers is their ability to remember shots from weeks or even years before.

. U.S. Open’s Latest Fashion: Boots
Miami's Erik Spoelstra, in his fifth season, ranks third in the league in coaching longevity.

ON PRO BASKETBALL

Spurs and the Heat Show the Rewards of Continuity

By HOWARD BECK

The Heat and the Spurs have a recognizable culture, a tradition of accountability, integrity and loyalty that extends from ownership to the front office to the coaching staff.

. Heat’s Return to Smaller Lineup Alters the Finals
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »

Arts

THE VISIONARIES

Behind Kanye’s Mask

By JON CARAMANICA

Kanye West talks about his career and his new album, “Yeezus.”

. Audio Popcast: Kanye West and the Doctrine of Awesomeness
. Photographs  Slide Show: A Bombastic Star, Stripped Down
Clockwise from top right: Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic 1n 2010; the violinist Isaac Stern, left, with George Szell, conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, in 1962; Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic in 1969; Eugene Ormandy of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1940s; and Riccardo Muti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra last year.

The Big Five Orchestras No Longer Add Up

By JAMES R. OESTREICH

The notion of the “Big Five” American symphony orchestras seems to have lost its relevance in an ever more international music world.

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