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The New York Times

IRAN -Iranian security forces and Islamic vigilantes took control of most of central Teheran late Tuesday after some of the country's most violent protests since the 1979 revolution.

COMPANY CHARGED - An airline maintenance company was charged with murder by Florida Tuesday for the 1996 Valujet crash that killed 110 people in the Everglades.

MASS MURDER - After eluding an international manhunt for months, a Mexican fugitive suspected of jumping freight cars to commit at least eight brutal murders in Texas, Illinois and Kentucky surrendered after his family negotiated his arrest.

ISRAEL - As Ehud Barak steps into his new role as prime minister, he is working hard to convince the region's players that because he is a different kind of leader he can be trusted to take a different path to peace.

CRUISE ASSAULT - A Cruise Line said in court papers that its crew members were accused of sexually assaulting passengers and fellow workers 62 times in five years.

URBAN PLANNING - Salt Lake City and Milwaukee, two cities with similar metropolitan populations, each having declared war on sprawl, are examples of how Federal transportation subsidies are still one of the biggest forces shaping urban areas.

SERBIA - The U.N. will send a team of international experts to Pancevo, Serbia, and other damaged industrial sites to study the medical effects of the exposure to chemicals caused by NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia.

GUN CONTROL - A month after the House killed a gun control bill, a House Republican leader expects Congressional negotiators to agree on several new restrictions on firearms.

GAY CATHOLICS - The Vatican ordered an American priest and a nun to end a ministry to gay men and lesbians, saying that the pair's work since the 1970s had strayed from church teaching that homosexual activity is immoral.

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