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Top Stories: Mitt Romney's position on the minimum wage rising with inflation "underscores the complexity of predicting how he might manage the national economy." 

World: In Israel, where the education minister told junior high and high schools to discuss the recent attack by Israeli youths that left a 17-year-old nearly dead, young people's racial hatred has resulted in violence. 

U.S.: Monday's pause on convention activities "deprived them of their national stage and brought a fresh airing of intraparty tensions."

New York: The mother of the Empire State Building shooter paints a portrait of her son: "I don’t blame police in New York for shooting my son because he killed somebody, but for me, he hasn’t changed. He’s still the kindhearted, caring person who loved all kinds of animals and I’m sure he loved us." Lin Manuel Miranda used to compose jingles for New York politicians.

Technology: With Apple's Samsung victory the company's "war is drawing closer to Google’s doorstep." 

Science: An anecdote about an encounter with a snake in Belize prompts musing on "recent understanding of how some snakes and other animals detect infrared light is providing some striking examples of how new lifestyles can evolve when old genes learn some new tricks." 

Sports: In Ichiro Suzuki's hometown his parents opened the Ichiro Exhibition Room "brimming with family keepsakes."

Music: Jon Pareles on the Afro-Punk Festival which "represented a utopian face of Brooklyn and of New York City: as a diverse, welcoming, unpredictably multicultural picnic." 

Theater: Ben Brantley reviews Sam Shepard's new play Heartless.

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