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Obama Picks Sotomayor, Citing Intellect

President Obama with Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the White House on Tuesday.
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President Obama with Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the White House on Tuesday.

Souter Replacement Would Be First Hispanic Justice

President Obama said on Tuesday that he had chosen Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge in New York, as his nominee for the Supreme Court.

Woman in the News
�Kid From the Bronx� With Hopes and Doubts

Sonia Sotomayor brings to the confirmation experience the kind of rich personal story that has always been deeply gratifying to Americans.

Republicans Weigh Risks of a Supreme Court Battle

Republican leaders are considering whether an all-out fight over Judge Sotomayor would alienate Latino voters.


In Defiance, North Korea Is Said to Test More Missiles

North Korea continued to defy the international community on Tuesday with the test-firing of two short-range missiles, according to reports.

DealBook Blog

G.M. to Give U.A.W. Health Trust 17.5% of Its Shares

The funding for the trust was outlined in a summary of concessions that the company and union have agreed to as G.M. tries to restructure.

Markets Rise on Consumer Optimism

After several days of concerns about the strength of the dollar, stocks rebounded on a consumer sentiment report.

California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

The ruling ratified a decision made by voters last year, but allowed existing gay marriages to stand.

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Justices Ease Rules on Questioning Suspects

The Supreme Court overturned a ruling that stops police from questions a defendant without a lawyer present.

Pakistani Court Lifts Ban on Opposition Leader

Reversing a controversial decision, Pakistan�s Supreme Court ruled that Nawaz Sharif could hold office.

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Describing With Care

A critique of grammar, style and usage in The Times. This week: sensitive language.

Readers� Comments �
How Do Nannies Manage? Gingerly

Tasha Blaine, the author of a book about nannies, is replying to reader comments.

Happy Days
Happy Like God

In a life of endless distractions, Simon Critchley asks if the idea of happiness as quiet contemplation is possible.

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Video: Critics� Picks
Video: Critics' Picks

A. O. Scott reviews �Taste of Cherry,� the 1997 film from the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

Carnal Knowledge in Postwar Japan
Carnal Knowledge in Postwar Japan

A boxed set of Shohei Imamura�s films show his fascination with the disruptive power of human sexuality.

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Sparkling Chrome, Beer Budget

For aspiring collectors on a budget, there are many vehicles in the lower price brackets.

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Losing the Income, and the Camaraderie

A layoff can take away a sense of belonging and the day-to-day camaraderie of a particularly close group of colleagues.


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