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Israel Says That Hamas Uses Civilian Shields, Reviving Debate

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 8:00pm
Israel said it takes precautions to avoid killing civilians, but has also accepted as inevitable that there will be large numbers of civilian casualties when it strikes at certain targets.

Control of Senate May Hinge on Georgia Race

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:55pm
After David Perdue’s victory in the Republican primary, he will face off against the Democrat Michelle Nunn in what many in both parties see as a race crucial to gaining a majority in the Senate.

Sports of The Times: Track Team Is Peerless and, Seemingly, Ageless

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:39pm
Five men set world records in three relay events last weekend because, according to USA Track & Field, they were the first team of nonagenarians to compete in a relay at an official meet.

A Celebrity’s Welcome in Italy for de Blasio

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:36pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio was treated to a rock star’s reception in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, the birthplace of his maternal grandfather, where he was awarded honorary citizenship.

Violent Attacks on Homeless in Albuquerque Expose City’s Ills

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:32pm
Three teenagers have been arrested in killings that the police said were staggering in their brutality.

Swindlers Target Kin of Migrants

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:29pm
The F.B.I. is investigating how con artists received detailed information about migrant children being housed at military bases to lure relatives into paying hefty sums to reunite their families.

N.C.A.A. Players’ Winning Streak, Off the Field

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:23pm
Several changes, including a decision by the N.C.A.A. not to ask student-athletes to sign statements allowing promotional use of their likenesses, are happening at a time of growing unrest over the amateur model of college sports.

Arizona Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Begins

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:19pm
Joseph Rudolph Wood died, officials said, after his lawyers filed an emergency appeal demanding that the execution be stopped because Mr. Wood was “gasping and snorting for more than an hour.”

Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:17pm
In an eerie parallel to a botched execution in Oklahoma in April, Joseph R. Wood III repeatedly gasped for one hour and 40 minutes on Wednesday before dying, according to witnesses.

Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa Opt to Have No Logo on Their Hall of Fame Plaques

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:11pm
When the bronze plaques of Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa are unveiled at the annual induction ceremonies at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown, their caps will have no logos.

DealBook: After Split Vote, S.E.C. Approves Rules on Money Market Funds

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:02pm
Nearly six years since the panic after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the S.E.C.’s new rules are intended to prevent investors from dumping their shares in funds during times of stress.

Quick Action in Chokehold Case Has Shielded de Blasio From Ire, for Now

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 7:00pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio quickly ordered aides to reach out to community leaders and the family of Eric Garner, who died in police custody, limiting the mayor’s exposure to direct criticism.

Facebook’s Profit Propelled by Mobile

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:46pm
Mobile devices accounted for nearly two-thirds of the social networking company’s revenue, which rose 61 percent over the same quarter last year.

Kerry Claims Progress Toward Gaza Truce, but Hamas Leader Is Defiant

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:45pm
Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to obtain a cease-fire, after 16 days of fighting that has killed nearly 700 Palestinians, 32 Israeli soldiers and three Israeli civilians.

U.S. Proposes Faster Changes in Oil Trains

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:30pm
The new rules lay out a speedier timetable than initially expected to phase out old cars in response to a spate of derailments and spills involving oil trains in the last year.

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Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:18pm

42 Are Killed in Bombings Aimed at Nigerian Figures

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:17pm
Officials said the terrorist bombs in the northern city of Kaduna were intended for Muhammadu Buhari, a leading politician, and Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, a cleric.

White House Memo: For Obama, Protectiveness About Daughters Gives Way to Pride

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 6:09pm
When he became president, President Obama vowed to shield his daughters from the public and press. Now, he can’t stop talking about them.

Afghanistan’s Election Result Hinges on a Squabble-Prone Audit

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 5:55pm
Hundreds of observers in Afghanistan are working to separate fraud from fact in last month’s presidential runoff. But the process has only yielded new disputes and confusion.

Inspired by ‘Sleep No More,’ More New York Bars Offer Interactive Theater Experiences

Wed, 2014/07/23 - 5:13pm
Bars and nightclubs have started hosting theatrical shows as a way of drumming up foot traffic during off-hours.