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Dec 22, 2013

NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines December 23, 2013: Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged in Fire That Killed 112.

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Delowar Hossain, owner of Tazreen Fashions Ltd. He has said that just three stories of his garment plant were legal.
Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged in Fire That Killed 112

By GARDINER HARRIS

The case that came to symbolize the appalling working conditions in the textile industry is the first in which the authorities have sought to prosecute factory owners in the garment industry.
Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky at the museum at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin on Sunday before his first news conference since his release.
After Freedom, Russian Dissident Says He Won't Enter Politics

By ALISON SMALE

Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, a former billionaire and critic of President Vladimir V. Putin who was imprisoned for a decade in Russia, said in Berlin that he would continue to be socially active and work on behalf of prisoners.
From left, Ahmed Maher (in hat), Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel in a Cairo court on Sunday.
Egyptian Activists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Protests

By KAREEM FAHIM

The three well-known activists, Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma, were convicted under a new law seen as part of the military-backed government's effort to curb dissent.
For more top news, go to INYT.com
Editors' Picks

WORLD

Video VIDEO: Rio Rents Reach New Heights
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup, residents of Rio's favelas are turning once dilapidated and dangerous hillside dwellings into valuable hotel rooms.

OPINION | GRAY MATTER

Music and Success

By SAMUEL MEHR

The correlation between music lessons and good jobs does not establish that music makes you smarter.
World
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is keeping his foes off balance with actions like the pardon on Friday of the tycoon Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky.
With Punishments or Pardons, Putin Shows He Is in Control

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and STEVEN LEE MYERS

He has demonstrated an ability not only to wield the executive power of the Kremlin but also to bend the legislative and judicial branches of government to his will.
Pardoned Russian Tycoon Is Free to Start Planning His Future

By MELISSA EDDY

Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky spent his first full day of freedom reconnecting with his family and meeting with German officials in Berlin amid speculation about what he might do next.
Antigovernment protesters marched through Bangkok on Sunday.
Antigovernment Protesters Vow to Block Elections and 'Shut Down' Thailand

By THOMAS FULLER

Demonstrators in Bangkok vowed to disrupt elections scheduled for Feb. 2 in their campaign to rid Thailand of its most influential political family.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World
Business
The head office of Henry Bath & Son in Liverpool, England. A metals storage company, it has been owned by JPMorgan Chase for the last three years.

THE HOUSE EDGE

Off Limits, but Blessed by the Fed

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Documents show how the Fed gave JPMorgan Chase a free hand to expand in businesses like electricity that are typically off limits to big banks.
George Yao spent six months on top of the virtual world of the online game Clash of Clans.
Master of His Virtual Domain

By MATT BAI

George Yao, an ordinary guy, spent $250 a week conquering the online game Clash of Clans, at one point bringing five iPads into the shower with him so that none of his accounts would go inactive.
Unoccupied houses in Cloonfad, a small town in the county of Roscommon in Ireland.
Irish Try to Eradicate Ghosts of a Housing Crash

By SUZANNE DALEY

A nation is trying to clean up after thousands of homes that, after the housing bubble burst, were never finished or are substandard.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business
Technology
Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 Bitcoin in exchange for two pizzas in 2010, which cost around $30 at the time.

BITS BLOG

Disruptions: Betting on Bitcoin

By NICK BILTON

The real question is not what Bitcoin will be worth. It is whether digital currencies have promise and, if so, how they could change our world.
Inside a high-security facility in Iceland, one company's powerful computers toil nonstop on the project.

DEALBOOK

Into the Bitcoin Mines

By NATHANIEL POPPER

In a bunker in Iceland, powerful computers are whirring 24 hours a day - and extracting an invisible currency.
TAGGED A launcher unit in a patrol car's grille, above, shoots a tracker tag, below, which attaches to the target vehicle.

TECHNOLOGY

A Virtual Alternative to the Hot Pursuit

By PAUL STENQUIST

Using a GPS launcher, police can attach a tracking device to a vehicle and follow it via computer instead of by a high-speed chase.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
Sports
Dan Church resigned as coach less than two months before the Olympics.
Canada's Women's Hockey Team Loses Its Edge Before Sochi

By PAT BORZI

Although the players remained puzzled by Coach Dan Church's resignation, they embraced Kevin Dineen, who brought instant credibility and calm to a reeling team.
Luis Suárez, left, increased his league-leading goal total to 19 when he scored twice in Liverpool's victory over Cardiff on Saturday.

SOCCER ROUNDUP

Suárez Deposits 2 Goals After Signing New Deal

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Luis Suárez scored two goals and set up a third on Saturday as Liverpool defeated Cardiff City, 3-1, in England's Premier League.
Zach Hodskins, who is averaging 6 points a game, never hid an ambition to play in college.
One-Handed Basketball Player Gets a Shot With Florida

By MIKE TIERNEY

Despite being born without a left hand and forearm, Zach Hodskins has a guaranteed roster spot with the Florida Gators next season, an affirmation of his basketball skill.
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports
U.S. News
Jesse Webster, 46, a former cocaine dealer from Chicago, was sentenced to life without parole in 1996 during a period when guidelines demanded harsh terms.

THIS LAND

A Dealer Serving Life Without Having Taken One

By DAN BARRY

Jesse Webster, 46, a former cocaine dealer, sentenced in 1996, is among an estimated 2,000 federal inmates serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses.
. Video  Video: A Family's Sentence
Mark Russo expects to get his 18 weapons back this April.

BEARING ARMS

When the Right to Bear Arms Includes the Mentally Ill

By MICHAEL LUO and MIKE McINTIRE

Law enforcement is often powerless when it comes to keeping firearms out of the hands of people who are mentally ill, an unresolved issue in the debate over the Second Amendment.
. Previous Articles in the Series
Debating the N.S.A.'s Data Collection, and a Panel's Findings

By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN

A former C.I.A. acting director argued that the National Security Agency's data collection remained important.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US
Opinion

NEWS ANALYSIS

Health Care's Road to Ruin

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

There are ways to lower costs. Is there the will?

EDITORIAL

Bad Times for Big Brother

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

A judge and a presidential panel slam the N.S.A.'s snooping as a mass invasion of privacy.
Frank Bruni

OP-ED COLUMNIST

Waiting for Wonder Woman

By FRANK BRUNI

Despite strides in 2013 and the miracle that is Jennifer Lawrence, Hollywood still owes us more heroines than we get.
. Columnist Page | Blog
For more opinion, go to INYT.com/Opinion

Indians working abroad start bringing huge amounts of gold back home legally: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH December 22, 2013.

NYT | ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS December 22, 2013 : American Moral Values on the Rebound.



















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Letter From Washington

American Moral Values on the Rebound
When it comes to the biggest concern of some experts a generation ago, the decay of the culture, America is doing all right.