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The New York Times

The New York Times lead story says that Supreme Court Justices, ruling 5 to 4 in three cases, made states immune from suits by state employees for violations of Federal labour law.

Other Stories:

DOCTORS UNIONISE - Delegates to the American Medical Association annual meeting voted to form a union for doctors in what it called an effort to level the playing field with H.M.O.'s.

BASKETBALL -San Antonio beat the Knicks, 96-89, to take a lead of three games to one in the four-of-seven-game N.B.A. finals. Game 6 takes place on Friday.

KOSOVO - Local Serbs in civilian clothes opened fire Wednesday night on a checkpoint run by United States marines, provoking a firefight that left one Serb dead and two others wounded, one severely.

ASBESTOS - The Supreme Court, voting 7 to 2, set aside a $1.5 billion settlement that was to have resolved the claims of as many as 186,000 victims of asbestos poisoning against Fibreboard, one of the leading makers of products using the fire-retardant substance.

SERIOUS CHILDHOOD - In another sign that American childhood has become a serious venture, parents are paying $70 an hour, sometimes more, to private coaches to sharpen the skills of their Little League ballplayers.

CLINTON - With the conflict in Kosovo more or less behind him and impeachment a fading memory, President Clinton is eager to reassert himself in the familiar realms of domestic policy and politics.

SCHOOL SHAKE UP - There is to be a shake-up of New York City's lowest-performing schools on Wednesday, encompassing 56 of the system's 1,100 schools and 9 of its 32 district superintendents.

GUN SUITS - In two signs of the impact of the municipal lawsuits against the gun industry, a handgun maker has filed for bankruptcy protection and an industry official has proposed a conference to consider ways to keep guns from criminals and juveniles.

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