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Guns and the Slog – NYTimes.com

My favorite American heroes are the ones who went for the long slog, even when their cause appeared to be hopeless to the point of ridiculous. Civil rights activists in the 1950s. Generations’ worth of suffragists who trudged around the country collecting signatures on petitions to give women the right …

Palestinians ready to exhume Arafat body for tests

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president cleared the way Wednesday for a possible autopsy on Yasser Arafat’s remains, following a request from his widow after a Swiss lab said it found elevated levels of a lethal radioactive isotope on the longtime Palestinian leader’s belongings. The developments have reignited …

China’s In-Law Wars Hammer On – Bloomberg

At 6 a.m. last Wednesday, residents rushed out of a Shanghai housing compound and discovered the bloody aftermath of the latest episode in what may be China’s most ancient and intractable conflict: the war between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. In this case, the carnage was particularly ferocious. Two women, a 60-year-old …