By JACKIE CALMES 9:18 AM ET
With House Republicans set to vote against raising the debt ceiling Tuesday, there is concern that Congress is engaging in unusually risky brinkmanship.
By RAY RIVERA 1:54 PM ET
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan said that if airstrikes that kill civilians continue, “we will be forced to take unilateral action.”
By DAVID STREITFELD 10:24 AM ET
An index of prices in 20 cities is down 33.1 percent from the peak in July 2006 after falling for the eighth straight month in March.
Interactive Graphic: Housing’s Rise and Fall
By JACKIE CALMES 2:46 PM ET
Confirmation of John E. Bryson as secretary of commerce could hinge on a dispute over trade deals.
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TimesCast: World Soccer ScandalProblems at FIFA; a cease-fire breaks down in Yemen; a look at the one banker on Wall Street sued by the S.E.C. for helping to sell a mortgage-securities investment.
Left, Google; right, Stephen Hebert for The New York Times
INTERACTIVE FEATURE: Before and After the Tornado
Images in Joplin, Mo., are compared to the same locations before the storm from Google Maps’ Street View.
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A World Health Organization panel put cellphones in the same category as dry cleaning chemicals and pesticides.
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An announcement by President Bashar al-Assad came at a time of outrage over a video of a tortured boy.
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The battle between government forces and tribesmen renewed fears that stalemate could turn into civil war.
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Syed Saleem Shehzad had been abducted and received threats from Pakistan’s intelligence agency.
Life Throws CurveballsIn “Beginners,” from the director Mike Mills, the main character’s 75-year-old father comes out of the closet.Growing FunnierWith “Submarine” the director Richard Ayoade displays his flair for humor and empathy.
Shades of WayneFox is releasing Blu-ray editions of two films that belong to John Wayne’s late-middle period.
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