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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Putting an abrupt end to the Pakistani government's adherence to a cease-fire with the Taliban on Thursday, military jets launched heavy airstrikes against militants in the Khyber tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The airstrikes were the first military actions against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, as the Pakistani Taliban are officially known, since the two sides declared a cease-fire at the beginning of March, dealing a new blow to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's faltering efforts to engage the militants in peace talks. The Taliban declared that the cease-fire with the government had formally ended on April 16, but that they were still engaged in the talks.   more...
 
 
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Full reviews of recent dance performances: nytimes.com/dance. A searchable guide to these and other performances is at nytimes.com/events. Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre (Saturday and Sunday) New York Live Arts is one of many cultural organizations celebrating James Baldwin during what would have been his 90th year. In "Baldwin Through Dance," two choreographers - Charles O. Anderson, of Philadelphia's Dance Theater X, and the esteemed Dianne McIntyre - respond to his poetry and prose through movement, text, sound and song. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., 219 West 19th Street, Chelsea, 212-924-0077, newyorklivearts.org; $15 to $40.   more...
 
 
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Military-themed films won top prizes at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which announced its awards Thursday night: "Zero Motivation," which depicts the trials and tedium endured by a unit of young female Israeli soldiers, won best narrative film, and "Point and Shoot," wherein an American filmmaker records his foray into the Libyan civil war, was named best documentary. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - an Italian-French actress and older sister to Carla Bruni - was named best actress for her work in "Human Capital."   more...
 
 
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In Minerva Mendoza's fourth-floor apartment at 89 East 116th Street in East Harlem, there is tan dust in the cabinets, in the refrigerator and on the floor. Dust covers her 17-year-old son's television stand, her younger children's bunk beds and a stroller folded against the wall. The family comes to the apartment to grab things they need, but they live in a nearby apartment provided by the New York City Department of Homeless Services. Downstairs, Sandy Villavicencio and her mother, Rosa Garcia-Serrato, come to the building to check on the family dog, Max, who they had to leave behind, unable to take him as they move between homes of relatives.   more...
 
 
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With the approach of the Kentucky Derby, you can bet a lot of bourbon will be consumed. Nowadays, that's nothing new. Over the last decade, bourbon has been on the kind of streak that horseplayers can only dream about. This is particularly true of the most expensive bourbons: not merely high-end ones, but those that are super-premium, in the parlance of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, a trade association. From 2004 to 2013, sales of these bourbons and Tennessee whiskeys more than tripled, to more than 1.2 million cases from 385,000.   more...
 
 
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SAN FRANCISCO - Four major Silicon Valley companies, including Apple and Google, settled a high-profile suit Thursday over charges that they conspired not to hire one another's workers, according to a court filing Thursday. Technology employees filed a class-action lawsuit in 2011 against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, saying the tech companies violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring for several years to suppress the pay of employees by agreeing to not poach employees from one another. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the plaintiffs had argued that the lost wages added up to $3 billion.   more...
 
 
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If the economy still feels stuck, blame the housing market. That may not match how people in a handful of big, prosperous cities see things. After a disastrous and historic crash, housing is booming in places like San Francisco and New York. Bidding wars are back, and the question is not whether the real estate market is recovering but whether new bubbles are inflating. But there's another reality that is more important for the national economy. Except in a few booming markets, housing is nowhere close to pulling its economic weight.   more...
 
 
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Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, joined a line of Republican and Democratic leaders on Thursday in denouncing Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the center of a standoff with the federal government over land use, for suggesting that blacks might have been better off in slavery. "His remarks on race are offensive, and I wholeheartedly disagree with him," Mr. Paul said in a statement. The senator's remarks came after he had offered support for Mr. Bundy's case as the rancher resisted the federal Bureau of Land Management when it sought to confiscate his cattle because he was not paying fees for their grazing on public land.   more...
 
 
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Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have no access to medical supplies because the warring sides in the country's civil war are blocking humanitarian relief, according to an advance copy of a report from the United Nations secretary general. The Syrian government refused to let United Nations workers deliver medicine to Douma, a suburb of the capital, Damascus, in late March, and in early April injectable medicines were prevented from being delivered to another town, the report said. Children remained beyond the reach of health workers administering polio vaccines, it said, and two new cases were confirmed in April.   more...
 
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