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Fractured State of Pakistani Taliban Calls Peace Deal Into Question

Infighting between commanders appears to be impeding talks with government negotiators, and recent bombings raise the possibility that the very idea of making peace has divided the Taliban.








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Two Children Die in Queens Fire

The house fire late Saturday in Far Rockaway, which killed two 4-year-old half siblings and injured three other people, may have started when a child was playing with a lighter, the police said.








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Hurricane Carter, Fearsome Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dies at 76

Mr. Carter, a ferocious, crowd-pleasing prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre after being convicted in New Jersey of murder and imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were dismissed.








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Divers Begin Bringing Bodies Out of Capsized Ferry

As the death toll from the South Korean disaster reached 58, with more than 200 people still missing, officials said they expected weeks of grim recovery operations.








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Battle Rages in Homs, Hub of Revolt Against Assad Government

Syrian insurgents and antigovernment activists are reporting near-continuous bombardment of the Old City and the nearby neighborhood of Waer.








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General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue

The company had a change of heart after consumers had a negative reaction to its new arbitration rules.








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Ex-Officer Killed Wife, Police Say; Children Ran for Help

A former New York City transit officer fatally shot his wife while their two young children were in the house, according to the police and neighbors.








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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

The United Nations, facing a shortage of supplies to handle the epidemic, refuses to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly strain of the disease into the country.


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Sending Alerts Instead, G.M. Delayed Car Recalls

A Times analysis shows that General Motors repeatedly used technical service bulletins as a stopgap safety measure instead of ordering timely recalls.








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Warriors 109, Clippers 105: Warriors Win in Next Stage of a Season of Hostilities

Harrison Barnes’s late block of Chris Paul started a crucial fast break that propelled Golden State to a Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.








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Militant Group Says It Bombed Nigerian City

Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.








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Submersible Seeking Jetliner May Soon Finish First Sweep

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will continue even if the unmanned vessel combing the ocean floor off Western Australia finds nothing on its initial run, officials said.








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Investigating Family’s Wealth, China’s Leader Signals a Change

A corruption inquiry targeting the retired Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang and his family could challenge a tacit rule that has allowed elite clans to accumulate vast wealth.








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Critic of Pakistani Military Wounded in Karachi Attack

The brother of the Pakistani journalist who was shot accused the chief of Pakistan’s intelligence service of being responsible for the attack.








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Nets 94, Raptors 87: Taunts Fly in Toronto, but Pierce’s Late Surge Gives Nets the Last Word

The Toronto Raptors’ general manager, Masai Ujiri, directed an expletive toward the Nets before Game 1 began, but the Nets came away with the victory.








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White Sox, Furthering Legacy, Provide Warm Home for Cubans Amid Chill

The Chicago White Sox are the center of an expanding universe of Cuban defectors in Major League Baseball.


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Pro-Russian Forces Work on Consolidating Power

In areas of eastern Ukraine under militant control, pro-Russian forces are stifling the news media and political dissenters.








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In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin

President Obama wants to isolate Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world, limiting its expansionist ambitions and effectively making it a pariah state.


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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

The Common Core, a set of national educational standards, is seen by some conservatives as federal overreach. But in contrast to the Affordable Care Act, it has Republican defenders.








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Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship

Lee Jun-seok became the second sea captain in two years to flee a sinking vessel when he left a South Korean ferry as terrified passengers were still struggling to get off.








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