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Top News
Tug of War Over Ukraine Intensifies

By STEVEN ERLANGER

Russia's security forces strengthened their hold on the Crimean peninsula, while American and European leaders warned the Kremlin of economic penalties for its actions.
. More Coverage of Ukraine From The Lede
. Memo From Kiev: After Initial Triumph, Ukraine's Leaders Face Battle for Credibility
. Amid More Signs of Russian Force in Crimea, Delight Mixes With Dismay
Kerry Warns Russia of Possible Eviction From G-8

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

Secretary of State John Kerry's warning came as the United States and Western allies aimed to prevent a further push by the Kremlin into Ukraine.
President Obama, in Washington on Friday, has been weighing options to respond to Russian military moves in Ukraine.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Making Russia Pay? It's Not So Simple

By PETER BAKER

President Obama has warned Russia that "there will be costs" for a military intervention in Ukraine. But the U.S. has few options for imposing such costs, and recent history has shown that Russia has been willing to absorb any such fallout.
For more top news, go to INYT.com

Editors' Picks

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Indonesia and the Act of Forgetting

By ANDREAS HARSONO

A documentary has broken the official silence about the massacre of hundreds of thousands of people in 1965-66.

FASHION & STYLE

Video VIDEO: Dries Van Noten: Curating Inspiration
The designer gives Suzy Menkes a tour of his exhibition, "Dries Van Noten: Inspirations," at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
World
Ukraine Turns to Its Oligarchs for Political Help

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

The interim government, worried about Russian efforts to destabilize or seize regions in eastern Ukraine, is recruiting the country's wealthy businessmen to serve as regional governors.
Investigators at the scene of a stabbing rampage at a train station in Kunming, China that killed 29 people.
China Calls Stabbing Rampage at Rail Station a Terrorist Act

By ANDREW JACOBS and CHRIS BUCKLEY

At least 29 were killed and 143 wounded in a knife attack by a group in Kunming, the regional capital of Yunnan Province.
. Attackers With Knives Kill 29 at Chinese Rail Station
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World
Business
At Twitter's San Francisco headquarters.
The Monuments of Tech

By QUENTIN HARDY

The workplaces of Facebook, Twitter and Google may look whimsical. But each design is calculated to mirror its company's values and culture.
The entrance to Claridge's, long known as a retreat for monarchs and celebrities.
Pampered Guests and Feuding Hosts at Claridge's Hotel

By DOREEN CARVAJAL and STEPHEN CASTLE

British and Irish magnates are squabbling over the ownership of Claridge's, the London luxury hotel.
Families Left Vulnerable in China's Housing Market, Study Finds

By KEITH BRADSHER

Chinese households have an overwhelming share of their assets in their homes, and any slump in prices could lead to widespread anger, findings say.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business
Technology
Market Street in San Francisco, a stretch of town that Twitter and other tech companies have called home.

DISRUPTIONS

The Housing Market With Nowhere to Go (but Up)

By NICK BILTON

An influx of tech-sector money in San Francisco, where new construction is difficult, is driving up prices and making options scarce for those not earning Silicon Valley salaries.
From left, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, of Google, and Steve Jobs, of Apple, in 2008.
Engineers Allege Hiring Collusion in Silicon Valley

By DAVID STREITFELD

A class-action suit by Silicon Valley engineers against companies including Google, Apple and Intel has revealed details of an agreement among them not to cold-call one another's employees.
Twitter interns earned an average monthly pay of $6,791, according to Glassdoor.

BITS BLOG

Some Tech Interns Make More Than U.S. Workers

By NICK BILTON

Some interns at tech companies can make more than the median household income in the United States, according to a recent report by the career website Glassdoor.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
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Sports
The Bulls' D.J. Augustin had a clear path to the basket for 2 of his team-high 23 points.

BULLS 109, KNICKS 90

For Knicks, Another Ugly Start and Unsightly Loss

By SCOTT CACCIOLA

The Bulls raced out to a 21-point first-quarter lead, and the Knicks never got close as their sputtering playoff hopes were dealt another blow.
. Box Score
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2012.
End of the Ride for Lance Armstrong

By JULIET MACUR

Excerpts from Juliet Macur's new book, "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong," examine the people closest to him and those involved in his clandestine doping.
Carmelo Anthony, left, Coach George Karl and the Nuggets lost in six games to the eventual champion Lakers in the Western Conference finals in 2009.

ON PRO BASKETBALL

George Karl Sees a Talent Adrift as Carmelo Anthony's Knicks Fade

By HARVEY ARATON

Karl, Anthony's former coach in Denver, believes the Knicks' star is missing "mental toughness" around him.
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports
U.S. News
Nicolle Ensign, center, and Victoria Julayne Scott, Mormon missionaries, talked with a potential recruit in South Korea.
Missions Signal a Growing Role for Mormon Women

By JODI KANTOR and LAURIE GOODSTEIN

A sharp rise in the number of female missionaries points to a fundamental shift for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tom Steyer, a billionaire, is raising a $100 million political fund with other environmentalists.
Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Campaign Strategy

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

In both parties, elite donors who once deferred to "super PAC" leaders to determine the best use of their money are now taking a central role in shaping campaigns.
Rare Gene Found to Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

By GINA KOLATA

The mutation protects even obese people, and though Pfizer and Amgen teamed up to develop drugs to mimic the effect, it might take a decade or more before one is available to the public.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US
Opinion

NEWS ANALYSIS

A History Lesson That Needs Relearning

By SAM TANENHAUS

The Cold War was less a carefully structured game between masters than a frightening high-wire act.
. Video  Video: Obama's Cold War

TODAY'S EDITORIALS

The Dying Art of Legislating

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Many distinguished lawmakers are walking away in disgust from a very unproductive Congress.
. Fear Mongering With Medicare
. Regulating Electronic Cigarettes
Ross Douthat

OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Terms of Our Surrender

By ROSS DOUTHAT

What comes after the inevitable ruling on same-sex marriage?
. Columnist Page | Blog
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