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The New York Times

TAIWAN - Taiwan has abandoned the political formula that has long helped avert war with China, declaring Monday that it will no longer adhere to the principle that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are two parts of the same country. Beijing's response was immediate, and furious.

IRAN - The most widespread and sustained protests since Iran's revolution two decades ago spread throughout the country Monday, while security police and their vigilante supporters moved to crush pro-democracy student demonstrators outside Teheran University.

STADIUMS OBSOLETE - America's domed stadiums, once hailed as climate-controlled, technological marvels, are increasingly considered obsolete.

PATIENTS' RIGHTS - For the first time since Americans began moving into managed health care, the Senate opened a high-stakes debate over how to protect the rights of patients and regulate their insurance companies.

CLEAN AIR - The federal government sued Toyota on Monday, accusing it of violating the Clean Air Act by selling 2.2 million cars on which the "check engine" light would not illuminate even when the vehicles are emitting excessive pollution.

KOSOVO - A massive resettlement operation in New Jersey's Fort Dix will close down altogether by the end of this month, with 4,000 Kosovar refugees sent to communities scattered across 40 states.

WIVES - The National Association of Broadcasters has begun running public service ads that feature the wives of local politicians.

SOUTH POLE - now that an Air Force plane has delivered medical supplies to a South Pole research station for a woman with a lump on her breast, the only doctor there faces a special challenge -- treating herself.

KASHMIR - India announced Monday that it has suspended a six-week military campaign against Pakistan-based fighters who had occupied Himalayan peaks in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

TOBACCO - Four years after the CBS News decision not to broadcast an exclusive "60 Minutes" interview with a tobacco industry whistle-blower, a furious battle of egos and spin is unfolding over a film drama about the episode being prepared for release this fall.

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