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Oct 2, 2011

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TOP NEWS

Key Syrian City Takes On the Tone of a Civil War

Across the political spectrum, residents of Homs, Syria, speak of a recent shift, from a largely peaceful uprising to a struggle that has made the city violent, fearful and determined.
The Long Run

Seeking Taxes, Romney Went After Business

By MICHAEL BARBARO
The Romney administration scoured the tax code for more loopholes, extracting hundreds of millions of corporate dollars to help close budget gaps in Massachusetts.
Doctors Inc.

Calling the Nurse 'Doctor,' a Title Physicians Oppose

By GARDINER HARRIS
As nurses, pharmacists and others seek degrees beyond B.S.'s and M.S.'s, physicians fear encroachment on their turf.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"We got three years from a hurricane and we're still sitting here waiting? It's like they have their foot on our neck and they're saying, 'You'll get up when I say get up.'"
SHIRLEY AUGUST, an East Texas resident lamenting that less than 10 percent of $3.1 billion in federal aid has been delivered to victims of Hurricane Ike, which struck in 2008.

Magazine

Why Does It Matter That Families Eat Together?

A photo gallery of American families at the dinner table.
Opinion
Exposures

Slide Show: The Heart of the Art

X-rays of art objects from the J. Paul Getty Museum connect the contemporary viewer to the art impulse at the core of the ancient works.
WORLD

Strike Reflects U.S. Shift to Drones in Terror Fight

By SCOTT SHANE and THOM SHANKER
Huge costs and uncertain outcomes in two wars have led the United States to embrace drones, like those used in the strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, in the fight against terrorism.

Yemen Notes Its Own Role in U.S. Attack on Militant

By LAURA KASINOF
A government spokesman said that the United States should show more appreciation to Yemen's embattled president for his assistance in finding Anwar al-Awlaki.

As the West Celebrates a Cleric's Death, the Mideast Shrugs

By ANTHONY SHADID and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
In a region transfixed by the drama of its revolts and revolutions, the voice of the American-born Anwar al-Awlaki has had almost no resonance.
U.S.

Long-Secret Fallout Shelter Was a Cold War Camelot

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Few even know it exists, but some people believe a bunker built for President John F. Kennedy could put Peanut Island, Fla., on the map.

Extending the Miseries From a Storm

By MANNY FERNANDEZ
Three years after the damage from Hurricane Ike, affected Texas homeowners are angry at a state bureaucracy that has paid out less than 10 percent of the $3.1 billion in federal aid it has received.

In New Term, Supreme Court Shifts Focus to Crime and First Amendment

By ADAM LIPTAK
As the court returns to the bench on Monday, it faces a docket with fewer big civil cases and a possible challenge to the health care overhaul.
POLITICS

Christie Team Assessing How Fast a 2012 Campaign Could Be Mounted

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, DAVID M. HALBFINGER and JIM RUTENBERG
In the wake of a relentless courtship by Republicans, advisers to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey are considering whether they could set up effective political operations in Iowa and New Hampshire.

On Immigrant Tuition, Texans See It Perry's Way

By ROSS RAMSEY
Gov. Rick Perry's point of view on tuition for illegal immigrants may not have gone well at a recent debate, but a lot of Texans understand his thinking.

Amid G.O.P. Din, Santorum Wages Struggle to Be Heard

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Rick Santorum has taken the offensive against rival social conservative candidates in the Republican presidential field.
BUSINESS

Coupon Sites Are a Great Deal, But Not Always to Merchants

By DAVID STREITFELD
Some entrepreneurs question the usefulness of pitting customers seeking deals against merchants hoping for loyalty.

On the Road to Detroit's Big Pileup

A G.M.-Ford merger? That's how desperate Detroit's auto industry was in the summer of 2008, according to "Once Upon a Car," a new book by Bill Vlasic.

Profits, but No Joy, for Merrill

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
Merrill Lynch was a weight when it first collapsed into the arms of Bank of America in 2008. Now the tables have turned.
TECHNOLOGY

On Facebook, Neighborhoods as They Once Were

By JED LIPINSKI
Current and former New Yorkers are going online to post photographs, documents and other memorabilia of their neighborhoods as they used to be.
Digital Domain

Reading the Writing on the Envelope

By RANDALL STROSS
The Postal Service is in a losing race with technology, but the nation has yet to face the problem head-on.
App City

Want to Join Me for a Game? Anyone?

By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN
The Sportaneous app has won awards in New York, but its creators are still struggling to build a critical mass of users.
SPORTS
Yankees 9, Tigers 3

Cano Powers Yankees as Nova Quiets Tigers

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
Robinson Cano drove in six of New York's nine runs as the Yankees jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League division series.

Voice of Yankees Draws High Ratings and Many Critics

By BILL PENNINGTON
John Sterling can be mocked for his home run calls and stock phrases, but he is also revered by fans and celebrated for his quirkiness.
Rangers 8, Rays 6

Rangers Shake Their Funk, Then Fend Off a Charge

By TOM SPOUSTA
Trailing by 3-0, Texas's offense finally awakened and scored five runs in the fourth inning en route to an 8-6 victory that tied the series at one victory apiece.
ARTS

Hanging With Cattelan

By RANDY KENNEDY
A retrospective of the work of artist Maurizio Cattelan will be dangling, by rope, at the Guggenheim museum starting Nov. 4.

They're, Like, Awesome Opera Singers

By ZACHARY WOOLFE
The three baby-faced Italian teenagers of Il Volo are trying to build their North American audience by going on tour.

Your Worst Nightmare? Not Anymore

By DAVE ITZKOFF
With "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)," the Dutch filmmaker Tom Six adds segments to the first movie, a horror film about people surgically attached to one another.
NEW YORK / REGION
City Room

Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge

By AL BAKER and COLIN MOYNIHAN
In a tense showdown over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators after they entered the bridge's Brooklyn-bound roadway.

Stuck in Bed for 19 Months, at Hospital's Expense

By JOHN LELAND
Raymond Fok, an uninsured illegal immigrant, stayed at a New York hospital because no one claimed him.

Top Prosecutor Stands Out by Pushing Back

By ALAN FEUER
New York's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is less anonymous since objecting to a potential $20 billion deal to end a lawsuit against banks.
MAGAZINE

What Is the Food and Drink Issue?

By MARK BITTMAN
Everything you wanted to know about food (but didn't know whom to ask).

The Food & Drink Issue: Health

Questions regarding food and health, including the safety of packaged greens and how to get kids to eat fruit as dessert, answered.

Food & Drink Issue: Policy

Is there an abundant potential food source that we haven't developed a taste for yet?
EDITORIALS
Editorial

The Supercommittee's Stark Choice

If Republicans reject tax increases, they invite across-the-board cuts that will affect programs they support, starting with military spending.
Editorial

Antiterror Measures at Home

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the F.B.I.'s terrorism watch list is still seriously flawed.
Editorial

Schmoozing in Whose Interest?

President Obama is rightly proposing to prohibit all 2.6 million career federal workers from accepting gifts from lobbyists.
SUNDAY REVIEW
Op-Ed Columnist

The Round and the Oval

By FRANK BRUNI
Chris Christie should not face a weigh-in for the presidency.
Op-Ed Columnist

Cooperation in Evil

By MAUREEN DOWD
The most Catholic Supreme Court in history celebrates one of Washington's most intriguing rituals, an annual merger of church and state.
Op-Ed Columnist

Missing the Populist Moment

By ROSS DOUTHAT
From Palin to Perry, the G.O.P.'s outsider candidates keep disappointing.
ON THIS DAY
On Oct. 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the first black to serve on the high court.

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October 2, 2011

OPINION / SUNDAY REVIEW

From Palin to Perry, the G.O.P.’s outsider candidates keep disappointing.