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In May, a member of the governing party's youth militia pleaded with soldiers to protect him from demonstrators in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

With Burundi’s President Sticking to Power, Violence Is on the Rise

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

Since April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would run for a contentious third term, this country in central Africa has had an ominous cloud hanging over it.

A comedy showcase in Lagos, Nigeria, in October. Stand-up comedy is booming in the country.

Nigeria’s Comics Pull Punch Lines From Deeper Social Ills

By NORIMITSU ONISHI

In a nation troubled by corruption, blackouts and the scourge of Boko Haram, stand-up comics are mining the misery for laughs and are more popular than ever.

Clay figurines, made in a style recognized across China as historical folk art, are being used in a Communist propaganda campaign,

A Chinese Folk Artist’s Descendants Are Split by the Government’s Use of Their Family Legacy

By IAN JOHNSON

Figurines used to promote the “China Dream” of President Xi Jinping have become a point of contention as some relatives of the original sculptor, recalling mistreatment by the Communist Party, seek to keep politics out of their business.

U.S.
Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the suspects in the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting.

Sisters of San Bernardino Shooting Suspect Say They Saw No Warning Signs

By JENNIFER MEDINA

Saira Khan and Eba Farook, the two sisters of Syed Rizwan Farook, said they were baffled by what had happened and that Mr. Farook showed “the very opposite of what we were taught.”

Officer Jason Van Dyke, back center, left the Cook County Jail last week after posting bond in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Officers’ Statements Differ From Video in Death of Laquan McDonald

By MONICA DAVEY

At least five Chicago police officers present during the shooting supported a discredited version of events told by the officer who fired the fatal shots, newly released records show.

Fatal Miami Beach Police Shooting Is Caught on Grisly Video

By ASHLEY SOUTHALL

Officers responding to a report of a bank robbery fatally shot a shirtless man during a standoff that was captured on cellphone video.

Technology
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TECHNOPHORIA

Can’t Put Down Your Device? That’s by Design

By NATASHA SINGER

Some people in the technology field are rethinking techniques that encourage users of an app or a service to stay with it or return to it habitually.

A B-52 bomber in October at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, where about half of the Air Force's bombers are based.

After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet

By DAVE PHILIPPS

The bombers were scheduled for retirement years ago, but they are expected to keep flying until at least 2040.

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Ride-Hailing Competition Heats Up

By FARHAD MANJOO and MIKE ISAAC

On whether a global alliance between Lyft and the three largest ride-hailing companies in Asia threatens Uber’s growth.

Technology
A clip from the

TECHNOPHORIA

Can’t Put Down Your Device? That’s by Design

By NATASHA SINGER

Some people in the technology field are rethinking techniques that encourage users of an app or a service to stay with it or return to it habitually.

A B-52 bomber in October at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, where about half of the Air Force's bombers are based.

After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet

By DAVE PHILIPPS

The bombers were scheduled for retirement years ago, but they are expected to keep flying until at least 2040.

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Ride-Hailing Competition Heats Up

By FARHAD MANJOO and MIKE ISAAC

On whether a global alliance between Lyft and the three largest ride-hailing companies in Asia threatens Uber’s growth.

Sports
F.B.I. agents during a raid Thursday on Media World, a Miami-based broker of broadcast rights. The company has gained attention in the FIFA inquiry.

FIFA Investigation Outlines Offers of Bribes for Rights to Broadcasts

By RICHARD SANDOMIR

The broadening American investigation into FIFA has shed light on media and marketing companies that, prosecutors say, facilitated the bribery of Latin American soccer federation officials.

At the Davis Cup's opening ceremony last month, from top left, Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium with David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation.

ON TENNIS

I.T.F.’s Antidoping Policy Poses Test for New Leader

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

Tennis’s oft-questioned antidoping program took some new hits last month when Andy Murray called for more investment and Roger Federer called for more testing.

Alabama's ArDarius Stewart leaping for a 32-yard touchdown catch during the third quarter Saturday while in the clutches of Florida's Vernon Hargreaves III.

ALABAMA 29, FLORIDA 15

Alabama, Led by Jake Coker, Claws to Verge of College Football Playoff

By RAY GLIER

Coker completed 18 of 26 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and Derrick Henry gained 189 yards on 44 carries as the Crimson Tide proved to be too much for Florida in the SEC title game.

Arts
Amy Poehler, left, and Tina Fey, the stars of the comedy

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey: When Leaning In, Laughing Matters

By MELENA RYZIK

The stars of “Sisters” seem as funny, collegial and thoughtful as their fans believe. But where’s the drama in that?

The members of U2 at a memorial near the scene of the Bataclan theater in Paris.

U2, Preaching Defiance, Heads Back to Paris

By JOE COSCARELLI

The band looks to bring support to the city in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks.

The performance artist Marina Abramovic and the pianist Igor Levit at the Park Avenue Armory.

Marina Abramovic and Igor Levit’s Variation on ‘Goldberg’ Will Make the Audience Earn Its Bach

By JASON FARAGO

This version of “Goldberg” at the Park Avenue Armory will require listeners to concentrate.

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