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Top Stories: Republicans are trying to prevent Libertarian Gary Johnson from being Mitt Romney's Ralph Nader.
World: Despite the changes Kim Jong-un appears to have made to North Korean society, four North Koreans interviewed say "that at least so far, they have not felt any improvements in their lives since the installment last December of their youthful leader."
U.S.: A conservative evangelical group is opposing Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a program that encourages children to sit with a group they might not normally socialize with at school, because they see it as “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools.”
New York: With the Lower East Side a gathering spot for club goers and partiers, the group L.E.S. Dwellers is attempting to curb what one member calls the "terror zone" by limiting liquor licenses issued.
Business: Reverse mortgages, which allow homeowners to access the equity in their paid-up homes, are causing some seniors to lose their homes.
Technology: Google wants to more seamlessly integrate search functions into daily life, so pulling out a phone at a social gathering to get an answer to a question is not "awkward."
Baseball: With Derek Jeter now injured, the Yankees see their aging stars in peril.
Opinion: Paul Krugman writes that Romney's statements on insurance "demonstrate that Mr. Romney has no idea what life (and death) are like for those less fortunate than himself." Bill Keller on Jerry Sandusky and Jimmy Savile, whose "case is worth mulling, if only because the institution in which his serial child abuse took place is one of the most respected media organizations in the world, a putative shrine to truth and accountability: the BBC."
Theater: Charles Isherwood says that the new revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? provokes a feeling of "the exhilaration of a fresh encounter with a great work of theater revitalized anew."
Books: Janet Maslin reviews Yael Kohan's We Killed, about the history of female comedians, which provides a timeline, but does not have an "an effective book-length structure."
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