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Yemeni Leader Signs a Deal to End His 33-Year Rule

If the agreement holds up, it would make President Ali Abdullah Saleh the fourth leader forced from power in the uprisings that have shaken the Middle East and North Africa.

Weak Sale of Bonds Tests Germany’s Stature in Crisis

An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe.

Egypt Slips Deeper Into Crisis on Sixth Day of Protests

The outskirts of Tahrir Square plunged into chaos after attempts by the Egyptian military, clerics and doctors failed to stanch fighting.

Matthew Cohen stood among his planter boxes in Mendocino County in California.  Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency raided the coop and destroyed all the plants.
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Marijuana Raids Shake an Industry

In recent weeks, federal prosecutors have set their sights on growers and dispensaries in California that, in some cases, local officials regard as law-abiding models.

Report Finds Excessive Force in Bahrain Crackdown

The head of an international commission said security forces in Bahrain used torture and forced confessions on detainees during antigovernment protests over the summer.

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Cleared in Killings of 5 Newark Boys, Man Fears Suspicion Will Linger

Lee Anthony Evans’s acquittal left unresolved one of Newark’s coldest cases, in which no bodies were found.

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How to Roast a Turkey, and Other Advice

Above, Melissa Clark lays out perfect turkey preparation in six short videos; and the Dining desk and other experts are taking questions about Thanksgiving.

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