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Blackwater personnel escorting Paul Bremer, an American civil administrator, upon his arrival in Ramadi, Iraq, in March 2004.

Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater

By JAMES RISEN

Not long after the security firm’s top manager in Iraq told a State Department investigator “that he could kill” him, the inquiry was abandoned. Weeks later, the firm’s guards killed 17 civilians in Iraq.

. Document: State Department Documents on Blackwater Episode
Adm. Michael S. Rogers, seen last month, says it is crucial to

New N.S.A. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable

By DAVID E. SANGER

The director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, described the steps the agency is taking to ensure that no one else can download the information taken by Edward J. Snowden, a former defense contractor.

A camel market in Al-Thamama, Saudi Arabia. MERS infects camels and can spread to humans, possibly in raw camel milk.

Flawed Saudi Response Fueled Outbreak of MERS, Middle East Virus

By BEN HUBBARD and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have more than tripled, leading health experts to cite grave flaws in the way Saudi health officials have handled the crisis.

U.S.

Boom Meets Bust in Texas: Atop Sea of Oil, Poverty Digs In

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and CLIFFORD KRAUSS

A boom has helped produce fortunes for some in Texas, but poverty endures in shantytowns without basic services like water and sewers.

. Interactive  Interactive: Mapping Poverty in America
. 50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back
. Hardship Makes a New Home in the Suburbs

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

Let Them Eat Cash

By CHRISTOPHER BLATTMAN

Help the poor by giving them money. They won’t waste it.

World

After West Bank Kidnapping, 2 Mothers Embody a Divide

By JODI RUDOREN

Israel’s security crackdown has raised questions about the asymmetry of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the value of lives on both sides.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the premiere, in Lagos, Nigeria, of the film

New Wave of African Writers With an Internationalist Bent

By FELICIA R. LEE

Novelists with ties to Africa are gaining prominence in the publishing world as they become more cosmopolitan, and America does, too.

Iraqi security forces patrolled west of Kerbala on Sunday, as ISIS extremists declared their leader the ruler of all jihadists.

Russian Jets and Experts Sent to Iraq to Aid Army

By ROD NORDLAND

The experts’ arrival was seen as an implicit rebuke to the United States, where concerns in Congress about the political viability of Iraq’s government have stalled aircraft sales to Iraq.

. Once a Militant Stronghold in Iraq, Now a Battleground Again
. Iraq’s Sunni Militants Take to Social Media to Advance Their Cause and Intimidate
. Iraqi Army, in New Show of Force, Drives Back Insurgents in Major City

 

U.S.
From left, Jarrett Nelams, 7, and his brother Jadon, 9, with their mother, Rebekah, at home in Greenwell Springs, La.

Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

By MOTOKO RICH

Parents feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade math work sheets are adding to the political debate about whether the Common Core is another way in which Washington is taking over people’s lives.

An illustration of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, ready to launch Tuesday to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide.

NASA Launching Satellite to Track Carbon

By KENNETH CHANG

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is scheduled to lift off Tuesday with the aim of getting better data on how carbon moves into and out of the atmosphere – a key to understanding climate change.

Jarl Mohn, who will become chief executive of NPR this week, was chosen in part because of the strong record of diversity at Southern California Public Radio, where he was board chairman.

New NPR Chief, Jarl Mohn, Vows to Foster Diversity

By ELIZABETH JENSEN

With an overwhelmingly white staff and audience, the station will work to attract a broader group of people, drawing on the new chief executive’s experience in California.

Politics
Robert A.  McDonald

Pick for V.A. Is Former Corporate Chief

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

President Obama is expected to to nominate Robert A. McDonald, who ran Procter & Gamble, to be the secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Representative Colleen Hanabusa at Zippy's restaurant in Honolulu this month.

A Disregarded Request From a Beloved Senator Shakes Up Hawaii’s Primary

By ADAM NAGOURNEY

Neil Abercrombie’s decision to defy one of the most popular politicians in Hawaii history has come back to rock the governor and the Democratic Party.

Dr. Humayun Chaudhry leads a federation that seeks an interstate compact to expand where doctors can practice.

Medical Boards Draft Plan to Ease Path to Out-of-State and Online Treatment

By ROBERT PEAR

The plan opened the door to greater use of telemedicine and could alleviate the doctor shortage, a growing problem as millions of people gain insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Business
Facebook revealed that it had altered the news feeds of over half a million users in its study.

Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry

By VINDU GOEL

Last week Facebook revealed that it had manipulated the news feeds of over half a million randomly selected users to change the number of positive and negative posts they saw.

Relatives of victims of accidents involving defective G.M. cars held a Washington news conference this month before a hearing.

General Motors to Set Payouts in Crashes Caused by Flawed Switches

By HILARY STOUT

Kenneth R. Feinberg, a compensation expert who handled the 9/11 settlements, is to announce the G.M. payouts in a Monday morning news conference.

A shopkeeper in Lamu, Kenya. A report cautioned on the debt rising in emerging markets.

Central Bankers, Worried About Bubbles, Rebuke Markets

By JACK EWING

In its annual report, the Bank for International Settlements expressed concern about investors driving up asset prices with little regard for the risks.

Technology
Mark Ely, the chief executive of Simple.TV, a streaming-television service.

After Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo’s Rivals in TV Streaming Seize Opening

By EMILY STEEL

A victory for traditional American broadcasters in a copyright case does little to protect them from an Internet-powered onslaught.

Verizon expects to have fewer than 100 employees working on two floors at 1095 Avenue of the Americas.

Verizon to Return to Its Former Midtown Tower, but on a Smaller Scale

By PATRICK McGEEHAN

The decline of landline telephones means the company, now mostly wireless, has less need for the cavernous spaces that used to house wires and switching equipment.

Miguel Duarte, the owner of KES Dispatch, a taxi company in Mount Kisco, N.Y., seated, is being trained in Dashride by its founder, Nadav Ullman.

Modern Tools for Mom-and-Pops

By HIROKO TABUCHI

While start-ups like Uber are frequently seen as the enemy of traditional independent merchants, some new tech companies see big opportunity in serving local stores.

Credit:   NYTimes.com

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