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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Influential Spiritual Leader in Israel, Dies at 93 – New York Times



New York Times
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Influential Spiritual Leader in Israel, Dies at 93
New York Times
JERUSALEM — Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who as the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party became a fiery figure in Israeli politics championing the interests of Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin, died here on Monday. He was 93.
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Obama Challenges Boehner on Budget Vote – New York Times



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Obama Challenges Boehner on Budget Vote
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday made an unscheduled visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in his latest bid to draw attention to the effects of the government shutdown and to challenge Speaker John A. Boehner's claim that he 
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Documenting a Pakistani Girl’s Transformation – New York Times



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Documenting a Pakistani Girl's Transformation
New York Times
There is a story to Malala Yousafzai's improbable transformation from a quiet, deferential 11-year-old living near Pakistan's tribal areas to a teenage spokeswoman for girls' education. Malala, shot in the head by the Taliban last year, has been nominated for 
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Streak Ends for US in Qualifying Match – New York Times



New York Times
Streak Ends for US in Qualifying Match
New York Times
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — The United States players arrived here this week exuding confidence, chests ever-so-slightly puffed, as they carried a 12-game winning streak into a crucial World Cup qualifying match.
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US Official Predicts ‘War of Attrition’ Among Syrian Fighters After Strike – New York Times



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US Official Predicts 'War of Attrition' Among Syrian Fighters After Strike
New York Times
VILNIUS, Lithuania — A senior State Department official said on Friday that the military strike the United States is planning would not fundamentally alter the military balance in Syria and would likely be followed by a prolonged “war of attrition” among the 
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Montana Legal Officials Step In on Rape Case Sentence – New York Times



New York Times
Montana Legal Officials Step In on Rape Case Sentence
New York Times
BILLINGS, Mont. — When a judge here sentenced a schoolteacher to 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student — declaring her “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as the man who pleaded guilty — it set off a 
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Obama Cancels Visit to Putin as Snowden Adds to Tensions – New York Times



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Obama Cancels Visit to Putin as Snowden Adds to Tensions
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WASHINGTON — President Obama has canceled a planned summit meeting with the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, officials said Wednesday, a response to frustration at the Russian government for refusing to send Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive 
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Mugabe Keeps Grip Before Vote, but the Opposition Grows Bolder – New York Times



New York Times
Mugabe Keeps Grip Before Vote, but the Opposition Grows Bolder
New York Times
HARARE, Zimbabwe — When the main challengers in Zimbabwe's presidential election tried to import motorcycles to register voters across vast distances, the government impounded them, forcing the party to use bicycles instead. Then the challengers' 
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