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European Museums Straining Under Weight of Popularity

Visitors from all over are lining up at the Louvre, the Vatican and the Uffizi, posing problems for institutions trying to balance accessibility with art preservation.








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Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding

House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise on a bill to allocate $17 billion to reform the V.A.’s health care system.








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Virginia’s Ban on Gay Marriage Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

A voter-approved amendment had restricted marriage to being between a man and a woman and forbade recognition of same-sex marriages from other states.








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Fighting Again Forces International Team in Ukraine to Retreat

The delegation had been trying to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed in what a United Nations official called a possible war crime.








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2 U.S. Marshals and an Officer Are Shot in the West Village

The authorities were trying to arrest a man suspected of child molestation when the shooting occurred, officials said; the suspect was shot dead.








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Cuomo Defends His Handling of Ethics Panel

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called the anticorruption commission a “phenomenal success," objecting to suggestions that he had interfered with its independence.








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Enmity and Civilian Toll Rise in Ukraine as World’s Attention Is Diverted

With the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the deaths of nearly 800 civilians in eastern Ukraine have gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world.


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Israeli Leader Signals No Quick End to Gaza War

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, told citizens to prepare themselves for a prolonged conflict after an informal lull was shattered.








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4 Years After a Deadly Night on Long Island, Still No Answers

The inquiry into one Latino laborer's death and an attack on another has left many questions, and allegations that the Suffolk County police failed to investigate thoroughly.


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DealBook: Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion

The deal will create a giant repository of online listings for real estate and home values.








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DealBook: Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, who urged the company last month to explore a sale of itself.








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Outlook for Medicare Trust Fund Improves, Though Shortfall Looms, Report Finds

Spending on hospital care was lower than expected, but trustees say Medicare and Social Security funds need shoring up.


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Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Draw the Real World’s Attention

Even as they fight sports betting, pro leagues are viewing websites that have whittled fantasy seasons down to a single day as potentially important to their future.


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The Appraisal: Fighting a No-Pets Eviction With Doctors’ Notes and a Federal Suit

Three residents of the East River Housing cooperative on the Lower East Side contend that their dogs are therapeutic, and they have the support of a federal housing agency.


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City Room: New York Today: Happy Eid

What you need to know for Monday: A Muslim holy festival, possible showers, and a slam dunk over a police car.








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Yukos Shareholders Awarded About $50 Billion in Court Ruling

Russia jailed the founder of the defunct oil company in 2003 and sold its main asset, and its owners have since sought compensation in courts outside the country.








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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.


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Bits Blog: The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records

The use of digital patient records has not led to overbilling, as feared, according to a new report — but it has not yet delivered efficiency gains or improved care, either.


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The New Health Care: The Problem With 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine

The idea is intuitively appealing: Reward doctors for positive outcomes, not per procedure. But it doesn't seem to work as well as hoped.


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Justice Dept. Moves to Shield Anti-Iran Group’s Files

The unusual move raised questions about connections between the American government and United Against Nuclear Iran, a hard-line voice seeking to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.


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