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Top Stories: In Syria "the fighting has essentially collapsed much of the civilian state" leading to crime. Stores try pricing based on individuals.
World: Marikina in the Philippines, "famed for its cobblers", is flooded.
U.S.: Gay couples are now facing the "same what-about-children pressure" as straight couples, prompting mixed reactions from some.
New York: Around the city tastes in books are as diverse as the population.
Technology: With the Starbucks and Square team-up so begins the quest to get consumers to pay via phone.
Sports: In these Olympics, Jeré Longman writes, "perhaps no single day was more crowded with drama and record achievement than Thursday."
Opinion: Ta-Nehisi Coates writes "when people invoke culture in the Romney manner, what they are really invoking is a scale by which humanity may be ranked from totally dysfunctional to totally awesome."
Theater: Ben Brantley reviews Amy Adams and others in Shakespeare in the Park's Into the Woods.
Movies: A.O. Scott on The Campaign, which he says is "a fun-house fable that both exaggerates and understates the absurdities of our democracy in this contentious election year."
Art & Design: Roberta Smith reviews the Museum of Modern Art retrospective of "experimental animators" the Quay Brothers.
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