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REAL ESTATE OPINION
Audio Slide Show: A Time Capsule
Ted Brown and his wife, Donna, live in a 24-room Victorian mansion that has been largely unchanged since it was built on Staten Island in 1888.
Room for Debate: Tips for Cheney’s Memoirs
What makes political memoir last, given pitfalls like bragging, vagueness and boring details?

WORLD
Unlikely Ally for Residents of West Bank
By ETHAN BRONNER
A Jewish Israeli plumber has been criticized, and prosecuted, for his work helping Palestinians in the South Hebron hills.

In Tehran, a Mood of Melancholy Descends
By NAZILA FATHI
There were further signs that the opposition was running out of options in challenging the election results.

Fragile Nation in Disarray Holds Few Hopes for Vote
By ADAM NOSSITER
The government is in a shambles in Guinea-Bissau, and many people have lost hope that a presidential election will make much difference.

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U.S.
‘Moveable Feast’ Is Recast by Hemingway Grandson
By MOTOKO RICH
Seán Hemingway’s edition of his grandfather’s memoir paints his grandmother in a more sympathetic light.

Los Angeles Police Interview Jackson’s Doctor
By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and LIZ ROBBINS
The doctor who tried to resuscitate Michael Jackson met with detectives, as the Jackson family reportedly sought a second autopsy to help determine how Mr. Jackson died.

Rebellion on the Range Over a Cattle ID Plan
By ERIK ECKHOLM
Federally recommended microchips for livestock that are intended to speed the tracing of animal diseases have caused an uproar among ranchers.

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POLITICS

POLITICAL MEMO
Political Shifts on Gay Rights Lag Behind Culture
By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Conflicting signals from the White House on gay issues reflect a broader paradox: as cultural acceptance of homosexuality increases, political divides remain.

Energy Bill Drives Out Health Care From Address
By JEFF ZELENY
President Obama changed the subject of his weekly address after the House passed energy legislation on Friday.

CONGRESSIONAL MEMO
Climate Change Bill May Be Election-Year Issue
By CARL HULSE
Leading Democrats say they are more than happy to have the energy bill serve as a signature issue because it represents a transformative moment.

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BUSINESS
Pillow Fights at the Four Seasons
By DAVID SEGAL
In bad times, the Four Seasons model of spare-nothing service is worrying the owners of the hotels it manages, but the company resists cutbacks that could diminish its brand.

G.M. to Maintain Legal Liability for Claims
By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
The deal between General Motors and the Obama administration solves a problem that could have troubled the company’s plan for quick restructuring.

Acer’s Everywhere. How Did That Happen?
By ASHLEE VANCE
In the PC industry’s worst slump ever, a Taiwanese company is taking aim at both Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

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TECHNOLOGY
Acer’s Everywhere. How Did That Happen?
By ASHLEE VANCE
In the PC industry’s worst slump ever, a Taiwanese company is taking aim at both Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

BITS
Improving Netflix for a $1 Million Prize
By STEVE LOHR
A multinational team has developed powerful algorithms that beat the accuracy of Netflix’s movie-recommendation engine by more than 10 percent, qualifying for a $1 million prize.

BITS
Text-Message Service Fields Flood of Jackson Queries
By JENNA WORTHAM
In the aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death, fans want to learn more about about his life. A service called kgb provides answers via text message.

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SPORTS
Scrutiny for South Africa Year Before World Cup
By JERÉ LONGMAN
With a half-million visitors expected for next year’s tournament, security is a major concern. The Confederations Cup was a dress rehearsal.

YANKEES 5, METS 0
Burnett and Yankees Silence Mets, Holding Them to One Hit
By BEN SHPIGEL
Yankees starter A.J. Burnett threw his signature curveball at will and to devastating effect against a diluted Mets team that has been held hitless in 12 of their last 27 innings.

While Recovering, Rockies’ Francis Revels in Physics of Pitching
By ALAN SCHWARZ
Jeff Francis of the Colorado Rockies has spent his time recovering from shoulder surgery indulging a physics jones that he must usually keep under wraps.

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ARTS
ART
A Round Peg
By RANDY KENNEDY
Framed by a retrospective, the artist Dan Graham insists that he’s just playing.

FILM
Dillinger Captured by Dogged Filmmaker!
By MARK HARRIS
Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” owes its very existence to a roster of films that never happened.

FILM
Living for Cinema, and Through It
By A. O. SCOTT
Agnès Varda, the only female filmmaker associated with the New Wave, is still making movies at 81.

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NEW YORK/REGION
In Uncertain Times, Valedictorians Look Ahead
By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
A group of the city’s top high school seniors, from a variety of economic and cultural backgrounds, met as they prepared for their next chapter.

Slump Opens Spaces at the Station
By JOSEPH BERGER
In parking lots around suburban train stations, the recession has produced a few more empty places, yet opened up few of the permits that allow drivers to use them.

LOCAL STOP | FLOWER DISTRICT
Midtown’s Lush Passage
By CARA BUCKLEY
A visit to the district, situated mostly on West 28th Street, yields a bounty of blooms and floral accessories at prices lower than what shoppers will find at florists and delis.

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MAGAZINE
G.M., Detroit and the Fall of the Black Middle Class
By JONATHAN MAHLER
The Powell family left the South in the 1960s, seeking better opportunities up North in the auto industry. Now the life they built is in danger of slipping away.

More Songs About Feelings and Women
By STEPHEN RODRICK
With his new album — the soundtrack for a coming-of-age musical he hasn’t quite finished writing — Stuart Murdoch, the Belle and Sebastian frontman, is growing up. Sort of.

My Son’s Gamble
By LUCY FERRISS
Dan started playing online poker full time, made money and quit college. What’s a mother to do?

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