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Brazilian security forces prepare to ‘pacify’ new Rio slum district

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Locals uneasy as 1,400 police and marines descend on Mare complex as part of effort to neutralise gangs before World CupMore than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before dawn on Sundayin the latest security push ahead of this year’s World Cup.The Mare complex of 15 slums became the latest impoverished area to see security forces move in to take control and try to push out heavily armed drug gangs that have ruled Rio’s shantytowns for decades.

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BlackBerry Posts Huge Loss

Revenue dropped 56 percent in the latest quarter as its business continued to shrink. The company also said it would enter a partnership with the Asian manufacturer Foxconn.

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Major League Baseball Plans to Ban Collisions at Home Plate

The proposed rule, which could take effect next season, is the latest move intended to reduce head injuries in sports.

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DealBook: SAC Capital Closes a Trading Unit

The closure is the latest setback for SAC Capital, the once-powerful hedge fund run by the billionaire Steven A. Cohen that has been hobbled by a criminal indictment.

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Suicide Attack at Afghan Base Kills at Least 9

The attack is the latest in a series that the Taliban have carried out despite their apparent willingness to enter into peace talks.

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Anti-Polio Campaign Worker Shot Dead in Pakistan

The attack was the latest on volunteers trying to eradicate polio in northwestern Pakistan, one of three countries in the world where the disease is endemic.

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More Than 50 Killed in Wave of Baghdad Bombings

A wave of bombs exploded in markets in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing more than 50 people in the latest attacks to increase fears Iraq risks sliding back into broad sectarian conflict.

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Sorry, Thomas Jefferson, But You Still Can’t Grow Hemp in America

Can't help but be amused by Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority leader, being peeved by the latest Farm Bill not including a provision legalizing the production of industrial hemp.

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What Did They Do?

The alleged kidnappers of three Cleveland women reportedly raped the captive women, resulting in up to five pregnancies. We’re following the latest developments here.

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Syrian Prime Minister Escapes Assassination Bid

A car bomb in Damascus, which appeared to target Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi, was the latest in a series of attempts against high officials.

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The Ricin Feud

Winston Ross travels to Tupelo, Miss., to find what might have driven the latest suspect in the letters.

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Inside the Manhunt

Boston authorities caught up with the two men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon late Thursday night and engaged in an hours-long firefight. One is dead, and the other is on the run. See the latest in the case of the Boston bombers.

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Boston Suspect Identified

Authorities are reportedly closing in on a suspect in Monday’s marathon attacks based on surveillance footage. Check here for the latest updates.

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Man Charged With Plotting Against U.S. in Nigeria

A foreigner accused of conspiring to attack American facilities in Nigeria is the latest example of defendants apprehended oversees and being extradited to federal courts in New York.

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The Iraqi Patrolman

In the latest of his series marking the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, John Kael Weston remembers an Iraqi highway patrolman who he met at the height of the battle for Fallujah.

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Kurdish Rebels Release Turkish Captives, Fueling Peace Talks

Kurdish militants released eight Turks they had been holding hostage in the latest sign that peace talks between Turkey and Kurdish rebels were gaining momentum.

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Women Of The Wall Creates Culture Clash In Israel

Elisheva Goldberg reports from the latest Women of the Wall prayer gathering in Jerusalem, and comes away not terribly optimistic.

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William H. Gass: How I Write

Three novels in 47 years—Gass’s books aren’t so much written as molted into dense, solid masterpieces. The latest is ‘Middle C,’ 18 years in the making.

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Showdown Over Obama Judges

The GOP has kept nearly half the president’s picks off the bench. Eleanor Clift on their latest attempt.

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Meet Lady Mary’s New Suitors

‘Downton’ will introduce six new characters in next season. Tom Sykes on the latest to roam the Abbey.

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