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Answering a Cleric’s Call, Iraqi Shiites Take Up Arms

By C. J. CHIVERS

Large sections of Baghdad and southern Iraq’s Shiite heartland have been swept up in a mass mobilization, energized by a fatwa urging able-bodied Iraqis to take up arms against Sunni extremists.

Robert and Lena Serpico with their sons. A day after this photo was taken, their older son left for a therapeutic school in Montana.

Seeing Sons’ Violent Potential, but Finding Little Help or Hope

By BENEDICT CAREY

Most young, troubled men with aggressive streaks will never commit a violent crime, but how best to help them and how to pay for it are among the most intractable questions in the mental health system.

At the family's request, a funeral home in New Orleans posed the body of Miriam Burbank for her service this month.

Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and FRANCES ROBLES

Funeral services in New Orleans and Puerto Rico pose the dead to play host at their own wakes, propped up in a familiar tableau.

 
World
A Kurdish member during a lull in fighting against Sunni militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Sunnis in Iraq Make Some Gains in Fighting in the North and West

By ROD NORDLAND

In a split in the coalition supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militants clashed with a Baathist faction allied with them, Iraqi security officials said.

A pro-Russian fighter in eastern Ukraine after taking an oath of allegiance to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

Conflicting Gestures From Putin to Ukraine Leaders

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

President Vladimir V. Putin accepted the premise of a peace plan proposed by Ukraine’s president, but put Russian troops on combat alert.

A LONESOME PIETY  A former Muslim prayed somewhere near Kabul, Afghanistan, in hiding from relatives who want to kill him for forsaking Islam and converting to Christianity.

A Christian Convert, on the Run in Afghanistan

By AZAM AHMED

After an unsuccessful cross-continental journey seeking religious freedom, an apostate Muslim hides near Kabul while family members seek to kill him

U.S.
Cyclists in Baltimore this month. For youths ages 14 to 16, the new curfew is 10 on school nights and 11 on other nights.

Baltimore Joins Cities Toughening Curfews, Citing Safety but Eliciting Concern

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

Some call a curfew law, to be enforced this summer, an attempt to keep juveniles safe. Others say it opens the door to selective enforcement.

Portraits of rights activists at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Atlanta Summons the Past to Showcase the Present

By ALAN BLINDER

Supporters hope the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opening Monday in Atlanta, will fuel tourism, broaden the city’s reputation and host international human rights events.

Majid al-Bahadli, an Iraqi native, at home in Seattle. Many relatives are in Baghdad.

Iraqi-Americans Watch Chaos in Alarm

By THEODORE SCHLEIFER

About a fifth of the Iraqis in the United States have come since 2000, meaning many are watching the news with an eye out for at least one family member who might be in harm’s way.

Politics

Your Fellow Americans

Rick Perry’s ‘Groundhog Day’

By MARK LEIBOVICH

Can the Texas governor bear to run for president again?

Jake Sullivan plans to teach at Yale Law School, but he is already being seen as a potential national security adviser in a Hillary Rodham Clinton administration.

Listening Post

Biden Adviser Leaving Washington, but It May Not Be for Long

By MARK LANDLER

Jake Sullivan plans to teach at Yale Law School, but he is already being seen as a potential national security adviser in a Hillary Rodham Clinton administration.

The Upshot

Taking a Spin: Republicans Win Despite Some Disappointment

By NATE COHN

In this week’s example of a simulation of our Senate election forecasting model, the G.O.P. wins in Iowa and Colorado but loses in some friendly territory.

Business

Fair Game

Held Captive by Flawed Credit Reports

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Errors in credit reports continue, consumers and their lawyers say, making them wonder if the reporting companies view the penalties they pay as just a cost of doing business.

Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel, shown in 2012.

American Apparel Ousts Its Founder, Dov Charney, Over Nude Photos

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

An internal investigation found that the company’s chief executive had allowed the posting of naked pictures of a female employee who had sued him.

A Job Seeker’s Desperate Choice

By SHAILA DEWAN

The story of Shanesha Taylor, a mother who had a job interview but was unable to find child care, shows the harsh realities of today’s economy.

Arts
British infantrymen in a trench before advancing during the Battle of the Somme in July 1916.

Cross Cuts

A War to End All Innocence

By A. O. SCOTT

Cast in its day as “the war to end all wars,” World War I has instead become the war to which all subsequent wars and much else in modern life seem to refer, consciously or not.

Hugh Dancy, left, as Captain Stanhope and Stark Sands as Second Lieutenant Raleigh in the Tony-winning 2007 revival of R. C. Sherriff's

Waiting in Existential Ennui

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