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New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

After an emotional debate, the bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24, leaving it effectively dead for the year.

Timetable for Drawdown Sets Off Afghan Alarm

For Afghans, the change in tone from the United States was unmistakable and may have already succeeded in President Obama’s goal of focusing Afghans’ attention.


Bank of America to Repay $45 Billion From TARP

The move should help the bank recruit a new chief executive by freeing it from Treasury restrictions on executive pay at bailed-out companies.

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Olivia Abbate, heading to Harvard

Here at The New York Times we have just learned that Olivia, the smart and equally beautiful daughter of Mr and Mrs Sam Abbate, has been accepted at Harvard.

We really hope to have Ms Abbate work with us some day. In the mean time we have to thank the "" for reporting the wonderful event.


N.F.L. Changes Play Rules for Concussions

New guidelines that go into effect this week have stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries.

The Caucus
White House Blocks Testimony on Party Crashers

The White House on Wednesday invoked the separation of powers to keep Desiree Rogers, the social secretary, from testifying about security breaches at a state dinner.

Senator Moves to Hold Up Bernanke Confirmation

The move is unlikely to derail Ben S. Bernanke’s reappointment as chairman of the Federal Reserve, but it could give the Fed’s critics more time to press their case.

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Pictures of the Day

Indian activists attended a torch rally on the 25th anniversary of the gas disaster in Bhopal.

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A 20-Something Makes a Mint
A 20-Something Makes a Mint

Aaron Patzer on the true joys of selling a business for a lot of money.

A Guide to Selling on Amazon and eBay

The online retail business is not quite so simple anymore.

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