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Rift Between Netanyahu and Obama Slowly GrewNYT Now

The diplomatic break touched off by Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress without first telling President Obama reflects their fundamentally different world views.


Immigration Rules in Bahamas Sweep Up HaitiansNYT Now

A fiercely debated new immigration policy in the Bahamas requires everyone to hold a passport, a rule that human rights groups say unfairly targets people of Haitian descent.

Carl E. Heastie, right, with Keith L.T. Wright, left, and Sheldon Silver in 2013, is now the favorite to replace Mr. Silver as speaker. Credit Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

Ethics Panel Scrutinized Speaker Candidate

Expenses filed by Carl E. Heastie, the favorite to succeed Sheldon Silver as speaker of the New York Assembly, once drew the attention of the Moreland Commission on corruption.


The Saturday Profile

New U.N. Rights Chief Pursues a Broader Agenda

Four months into his new job, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan is resisting the efforts of some nations to hold his office to a narrow interpretation of its mandate.

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A Phony Experience for Drug-Seeking TouristsNYT Now

Preying on out-of-towners with money to burn, street hustlers on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan are selling cold medicine in place of cocaine.

Odd Photo for Venezuela Promotional Effort NYT Now

Jim Wyss, a reporter for The Miami Herald, was surprised to see a picture of himself after his release from Venezuelan detention being used in a campaign for national pride.

And to the Point NYT Now

Academy Award nominees in the short film, short documentary and short animated film categories are everything Oscar nominees should and could be but rarely are, writes A. O. Scott.

The Opinion Pages

China’s Self-Destructive Tech Crackdown

President Xi Jinping’s rules for foreign technology companies will create a major rift between his country and the rest of the world.

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