Divides on Iraq and Immigration, Energy Drink Loopholes, and Women's Hoops

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Top Stories: A man convicted of the 1990 murder of a rabbi who "is almost certainly not guilty" may walk free by Thursday.

World: Sectarian conflicts in Iraq undermine stability as "Anbar Province...has emerged as the fulcrum of a rising Sunni resistance against Iraq’s Shiite-controlled central government and the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad across the border."

U.S.: Republicans are watching their opposition to legalizing illegal-immigrant status crumble following the election last year.

New York: New York City politicians campaigning face the challenge of not packing on the pounds.

Business: Monster Energy is now going to be marketed as a beverage, not as a dietary supplement, meaning Monster Beverage "will no longer be required to tell federal regulators about reports potentially linking its products to deaths and injuries."

Sports: Baylor's Brittney Griner, if not the greatest college player in women's basketball, which some think she is, is "the most uniquely influential."

Opinion: John A. Nagl on the Iraq War and "three flickers of light that offer some hope that the enormous price was not paid entirely in vain."

Movies: Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott on the films of the New Directors/New Films showcase.

Dining & Wine: Julia Moskin conducts a ham taste-test.

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