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Video Video: Iraq’s Factions and Their Goals

The goals of of the three main groups in Iraq – Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish – as the country threatens to split apart along sectarian lines.

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Cars carrying people who fled Mosul lined up at a checkpoint on the road to Erbil in northern Iraq on Saturday.

Rebels’ Fast Strike in Iraq Was Years in the Making

By TIM ARANGO, KAREEM FAHIM and BEN HUBBARD

The group’s sweep into Mosul and farther south appeared to catch many Iraqi and U.S. officials by surprise, but the gains were the realization of a yearslong strategy of state-building.

. Graphic  Graphic: In Iraq Crisis, a Tangle of Alliances and Enmities
Moner Mohammad Abusalha, left, is thought to be the man appearing in a video meant to recruit Americans to extremism.

Syria Suicide Bombing Puts U.S. Face on Jihad Video

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

After a young Florida man killed dozens in a suicide attack in Syria, American officials are concerned that others will join extremists there and in Iraq.

An illustration of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3, which was launched in 1978.

Calling Back a Zombie Ship From the Graveyard of Space

By KENNETH CHANG

After 36 years in space, the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 appears to be in good working order, and a shoestring group of civilian engineers is trying to bring it back into Earth’s orbit.

For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

Video Video: The Fight Over New Standards

Backlash reigns in schools nationwide after the introduction of Common Core standards. Critics say they are overly difficult, but others say they challenge students to become better thinkers.

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World
An armed pro-Russian separatist gathered ammunition at the site of the crash in Luhansk on Saturday.

Separatists Down Military Transport Jet, Killing 49 in Eastern Ukraine

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

The attack was the deadliest episode for the Ukrainian military since the unrest began in the country’s east.

Migrants from the African nation of Eritrea in a refugee camp close to a railway station in Rome. Italy is reeling from a surge of more than 50,000 migrants so far this year.

Palace of Squatters Is a Symbol of Refugee Crisis

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

The overcrowding of Salaam Palace is a crisis within a larger, nationwide emergency set off by a fresh surge of more than 50,000 migrants to Italy since the beginning of the year.

Afghan women lined up to vote at a polling station in Herat on Saturday.

Afghans, Looking Ahead to U.S. Withdrawal, Vote With Guarded Optimism

By AZAM AHMED and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

As voters chose Saturday between an ex-finance minister and an opposition politician, the Taliban appeared not to have launched any major attacks, at least in urban areas.

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

Minority Gun Owners Face Balancing Act, Weighing Isolation and Stigma of Violence

By TANZINA VEGA

At a time when gun issues are volatile nationally and sales are increasing, many minority gun owners are trying to balance the pros and cons of ownership with the N.R.A.’s unyielding stances.

. Video  Video: A Stigma of Black Gun Ownership
Leopoldo Dorantes, an interpreter in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court in New Mexico. The state fund that pays for interpreters has grown by 76 percent since 2004.

As the Demand for Court Interpreters Climbs, State Budget Conflicts Grow as Well

By FERNANDA SANTOS

New Mexico and other states with increasingly diverse populations have strained to meet the rising cost of providing court interpreters for non-English speakers.

Business
David E. I. Pyott is C.E.O. of Allergan, maker of Botox. Allergan's history of drug development and marketing has made it an appealing acquisition target.

Allergan, Defending Its Fort Botox

By NATASHA SINGER

The feisty chief of Allergan, Botox’s maker, says a takeover would imperil the company’s drug-discovery mission.

. Graphic  Graphic: Botox, a Drug With Many (Potential) Uses

The Workologist

Fending Off the Boss’s Outbursts

By ROB WALKER

A reader reports a boss’s harsh comments to human resources but still hasn’t been able to address his blowups at work.

Mr. Vasconcelos started working on riverboats at the age of 12.

Vocations: The Riverlorian

On the Steamboat, and Striking Up the Calliope

By PATRICIA R. OLSEN

Travis Vasconcelos, a historian and lecturer with the American Queen Steamboat Company, started working on riverboats at the age of 12.

For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Iraqi Shiite Cleric Issues Call to Arms

By ALISSA J. RUBIN, SUADAD AL-SALHY and RICK GLADSTONE

The specter of sectarian war and partition of Iraq grew as Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani told his followers to take up arms against an insurgent army of marauding Sunni militants.

An Iraqi Shiite cleaned weapons on Friday as he prepared to defend his Sadr City district in Baghdad in the event of an attack by Sunni militants.

Seeing Their Gains at Risk, Shiites Flock to Join Militias

By ALISSA J. RUBIN and ROD NORDLAND

Skills honed on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad will be used for militia groups battling the Sunnis who are driving toward Baghdad.

. Beleaguered Iraqis Court Iranian Mastermind of the Shiites Who Fought the U.S.
Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, posing with constituents during a campaign stop at The Garden Patch restaurant in Forest, Miss., this week.

Upset Fueling Tea Party Hope in Senate Race

By NICK CORASANITI and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Chris McDaniel sees David Brat’s unlikely primary defeat of House Leader Eric Cantor as a springboard to victory over longtime incumbent Thad Cochran.

For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

WORLD | News Analysis

Obama Finds He Can’t Put Iraq War Behind Him

By PETER BAKER

Iraq continues to shape President Obama’s tenure, as he concludes that American interests there prevent him from fully leaving the country to the Iraqis themselves.

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

The Battle Over Dress Codes

By PEGGY ORENSTEIN

Why are we focusing so much on what girls are wearing?

Video Video: Iraq’s Factions and Their Goals

The goals of of the three main groups in Iraq – Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish – as the country threatens to split apart along sectarian lines.

World
Ukrainian soldiers returning from combat on Friday after pushing back separatist fighters around the port city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region.

Russia Sent Tanks to Separatists in Ukraine, U.S. Says

By ANDREW E. KRAMER and MICHAEL R. GORDON

After the State Department said that Russia had sent weapons to rebels in Ukraine, separatists using antiaircraft and heavy machine guns fired on a military transport plane in Luhansk, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.

Beleaguered Iraqis Court Iranian Mastermind of the Shiites Who Fought the U.S.

By ERIC SCHMITT, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL R. GORDON

Iraq may see the possibility of significant aid from Iran as a means of pressuring the United States to come to Iraq’s defense with aid of its own.

From Untended Farmland, Reserve Tries to Recreate Wilderness From Long Ago

By SUZANNE DALEY

A reserve in western Spain is at the forefront of Europe’s “rewilding” effort, which seeks to restore species and ecosystems that vanished centuries ago.

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

U.S.
Yubelkis Matias, 19, a student at Bronx Community College, lives with fatty liver disease.

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Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

Despite major gains in fighting hepatitis C and other chronic liver conditions, public health officials are now faced with a growing epidemic of liver disease that is tightly linked to the obesity crisis.

The First Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment safeguarded Baiji Oil Refinery from 2007 through 2008. Insurgents from Mosul are now attempting to overtake it.

Veterans Watch as Gains Their Friends Died for Are Erased by Insurgents

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

Hundreds of Americans lost their lives battling for control of parts of Iraq that are falling to militants with breathtaking speed.

. At War Blog: Reactions to the Turmoil in Iraq From Those Who Served

Day 27: A Working Partnership

In Kansas City, a community center and a new approach to policing helps immigrants without legal status earn a living without fear of deportation, unless they commit serious crimes.

For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
Martha Coakley, running for Massachusetts governor, at a campaign event Sunday. She is ahead in the polls, but the state Democratic Party is expected to endorse Steve Grossman.

Massachusetts Democrat Wins Over Voters; Her Party Is a Different Story

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

Polls show that Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, is leading in the race for governor. But party delegates, remembering her failed Senate campaign in 2010, may not endorse her.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed to keep fighting for broader health coverage.

Blocking Any Medicaid Expansion, Virginia Legislature Passes Budget Bill

By TRIP GABRIEL

The resignation this week of a Democratic senator turned the tide against Gov. Terry McAuliffe and expanded health coverage for the poor into a flood.

Media awaited the arrival of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

No Ceremony for Bowe Bergdahl Upon Return to U.S. Soil

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and ERIC SCHMITT

Exactly 1,809 days after he was captured, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to a homecoming void of any relatives and dampened by a controversy over his capture and release.

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

Business
Hermès International has ensured demand by limiting production at its atelier in the Pantin suburb northeast of Paris.

High-End Hermès Handbags at Center of Suit Against Christie’s

By JULIE CRESWELL and GEORGE GENE GUSTINES

The venerable auction house has been sued by a rival, Heritage Auctions, after it hired several employees in Heritage’s highly lucrative accessories department.

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS. 

G.M. Recalls Camaros to Replace Faulty Keys

By DANIELLE IVORY and BENJAMIN PRESTON

The action covers half a million 2010 to 2014 Camaros, which can stall if their key fobs are jostled.

James B. Stewart

Common Sense

Reassessing Reversal of Adversary to S.E.C.

By JAMES B. STEWART

The Court of Appeals’ reversal of Judge Jed Rakoff’s decision to reject an S.E.C. deal with Citigroup has troubled many lawyers who specialize in securities law.

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

Technology
Ben Leventhal, Gary Vaynerchuk and Mike Montero, of Resy. Apps like theirs secure and resell coveted reservations, sometimes covertly.

Getting a Good Table by Flicking an App, Not Greasing a Palm

By JULIA MOSKIN

Restaurateurs are uncomfortable with a wave of mobile apps that secure and resell coveted tables at popular establishments, sometimes covertly.

. DealBook: Priceline Adds Restaurants to Offerings With Purchase of OpenTable

F.C.C. Begins Investigation Into Quality of Internet Download Speeds

By EDWARD WYATT

The commission has begun an investigation of Internet service providers at the same time that it is trying to define whether it has jurisdiction over their businesses.

London taxi drivers protested Uber by blocking traffic in central London this week.

The Upshot

Uber’s Real Challenge: Leveraging the Network Effect

By NEIL IRWIN

Will the ride-sharing service succeed because of network effects, or merely clear out regulatory obstacles to the ultimate benefit of others?

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