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Mayor de Blasio’s Budget Commits $100 Million to Combat Homelessness in New York

Photo Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to detail the plans on Thursday in an executive budget presentation. Credit Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times Mayor Bill de Blasio began his Wednesday morning discussing income inequality on MSNBC and ended it with the publication of an op-ed in The Washington Post. In between, a largely sympathetic profile landed in Rolling Stone, ...

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Familiar Swing to Security Over Privacy After Attacks in France

Photo Soldiers were deployed in Paris in January after the terrorist attacks that shook the nation and added impetus to efforts to increase intelligence-gathering. Credit Martin Bureau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images PARIS — For two years after the revelations by Edward J. Snowden, Europe was awash in talk about American excesses in mass surveillance, objecting to how the National Security ...

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Netanyahu Forms an Israeli Government, With Minutes to Spare

Photo Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, right, and Naftali Bennett, head of Jewish Home, in Parliament on Wednesday. Credit Gali Tibbon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel barely met the legal deadline to form a new government on Wednesday night and will start his fourth term with the slimmest of parliamentary majorities, made ...

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Aid Needs in Yemen Are Dire, Kerry Says

CAIRO — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that a humanitarian crisis in Yemen was growing “more dire by the day” and that he would discuss plans with officials in Saudi Arabia to halt the Saudi-led bombing campaign in order to allow the delivery of food, medicine and other aid. “I am convinced of their desire to implement the ...

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After Nepal Quake, Searching for a Sister

Continue reading the main story Video In Nepal, a Brother’s Desperate Search One of thousands of Nepalese struggling to find a friend or relative after the April 25 earthquake, Bishow Ram Shrestha went from hospital to hospital looking for Sita, his 27-year-old sister. By Brian Dawson on Publish Date May 6, 2015. Bishow Ram Shrestha was one of thousands of ...

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In China, Pigs Are Flying. Almost.

Photo Pigs leap from a diving platform at Shiyan Lake in Changsha, Hunan Province.Credit Hunan Daily Pigs still cannot fly, but they can dive. With summer here, swine across China are jumping or being shoved off platforms and splashing into pools and ponds, where they bob around before paddling to shore. Images on the Internet and reports in newspapers suggest ...

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