January 27, 2013
Today's Headlines: A Flood of Suits Fights Coverage of Birth Control
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By ETHAN BRONNER
In recent months, federal courts have seen dozens of lawsuits from religious institutions and private employers who say providing birth control to employees would violate their beliefs.
By JIM RUTENBERG
Conservative groups financed by anonymous donors are running ads against Chuck Hagel, the nominee for secretary of defense, reflecting the continuing effects of the Citizens United decision.
By MIKE McINTIRE
Threatened by declining participation in shooting sports, gun makers and sellers have poured millions of dollars into a campaign to get firearms into the hands of more, and younger, children.
There are more than 300,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, 73,000 of them in the Zaatari camp.
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MAYY EL SHEIKH
The government appeared to have lost control of Port Said, a major city, after a court sentenced 21 soccer fans to death and their supporters poured into the streets.
By LYDIA POLGREEN and SCOTT SAYARE
French forces took control of the Islamic rebel stronghold of Gao, winning the biggest prize yet in the battle to retake the northern half of Mali.
By SIMON ROMERO and TAYLOR BARNES
Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, faces criticism for not doing enough to curb the deadly problem.