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And Now, What Mexico Thinks of Donald Trump

By AZAM AHMED

New York Times

MEXICO CITY » It is the kind of publicity money cannot buy — front-page coverage, segments on the nightly news, the attention of political heavyweights and a stream of commentary burning a hole in the Web.


Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. counterterrorism officials have increased security at national landmarks and large public events ahead of major holidays or significant anniversaries, and issued bulletins calling for increased vigilance by the public.

God moves in mysterious ways — particularly when it comes to Los Angeles real estate. And few transactions have proved more mystifying of late than conflicting attempts by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a group of nuns under its supervision to sell an 8-acre hillside estate here.

The stunning series of liberal decisions delivered by the Supreme Court this term was the product of discipline on the left side of the court and disarray on the right.

They are slapped and pinched during labor, yelled at, denied pain medicine, neglected and forced to share beds with other women who just gave birth. And that is just a partial list of the abuses and humiliations inflicted on women around the world as their babies are born.

A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine's corrupt, pre-revolutionary government.

Poorer Neighbors Unmoved by Greek Pain

By ANDREW HIGGINS

New York Times

SOFIA, Bulgaria » Throughout months of acrimonious haggling with creditors, Greece's left-wing government has cast itself as the victim of an elitist financial and political order beholden to Europe's stingy rich, notably Germans.


The Upshot

A March Toward Acceptance When Civil Rights Is the Topic

By DAVID LEONHARDT and ALICIA PARLAPIANO

New York Times

The legalization of same-sex marriage is a potent example of a dominant theme in American history: Over time, civil rights expand, and discrimination ebbs.


Hillary Clinton Faces More Liberal Democratic Fundraising Landscape

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DEREK WILLIS

New York Times

Hillary Rodham Clinton will seek out donors to her presidential campaign from a Democratic fundraising landscape vastly altered since her first presidential bid and far more ideologically aligned with the party's liberal activists.


When the pop star Taylor Swift publicly criticized Apple's royalty payment plans recently, government regulators that had been investigating the company for various other reasons might have thought, "Get in line."

Inside the old granite State House in South Carolina, one day after the massacre in a Charleston church, an African-American receptionist politely gave everyone who called to complain about the Confederate battle flag the same response: "Sorry, there's nothing to be done."

When Facebook released its workplace diversity numbers Thursday, the company included a somewhat heartening message.

Alex, a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher and babysitter, was trembling with excitement the day she told her Twitter followers that she had converted to Islam.

CHARLESTON, S.C. » In a rambling home at the edge of a salt marsh, a proud graduate of the Citadel, the storied Southern military college whose cadets fired the opening salvo of the Civil War, was deep in prayer with a Bible study group.

NEW YORK » On a gray day in mid-June, at the edge of a leafy enclosure in the Bronx Zoo's Wild Asia habitat, an elephant named Happy stood very still, gazing over the fence.


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