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Here are today’s top news stories from The New York Times News Service for AMs of Tuesday, June 4. To reach the New York Times News Service, phone 888-346-9867 or 212-556-1927. You can also follow the News Service on Twitter: (at)NYTNewsService. For the latest photos and graphics from The New York Times, go to www.nytsyn.com/images.
INTERNATIONAL (“i” code)
TURKEY-PROTESTS (Istanbul) — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said Monday that four days of protests and clashes in the streets of Turkey’s major cities were the work of extremists, led by political opponents trying to overthrow his government. But the president of the country, Abdullah Gul, called for calm from all sides and said that protests and demonstrations were a natural part of democracy. By Sebnem Arsu.
— TURKEY-IDENTITY (Istanbul) — In full public view, a long struggle over urban spaces is erupting as a broader fight over Turkish identity, where difficult issues of religion, social class and politics intersect. And while most here acknowledge that every Turkish ruling class has sought to put its stamp on Istanbul, there is a growing sense that none has done so as insistently as the current government, led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip’s Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party, despite growing resistance. By Tim Arango.
CHINA-POULTRY-FIRE (Hong Kong) — Explosions and fire tore through parts of a poultry plant in northeast China on Monday, killing at least 119 people, in one of the country’s worst factory accidents in recent years. By Chris Buckley.
LONDON-ATTACK (London) — Two men accused of hacking an off-duty British soldier to death on a South London street last month appeared in separate courts for hearings Monday as politicians planned to meet with security and police chiefs to discuss ways of confronting what the government has termed the “poisonous narrative” of militant radicalization. By Alan Cowell.
AFGHAN-ATTACKS (Kabul, Afghanistan) — Taliban attacks in eastern Afghanistan on Monday killed two U.S. soldiers and 19 Afghans, including at least 11 children, adding to a particularly deadly season for civilians this year. By Azam Ahmed.
CHINA-SPACE (Hong Kong) — China’s next space mission begins this month when a capsule carrying three astronauts will dock with an orbiting module, a spokesman for the space program said Monday. By Chris Buckley.
NATIONAL GENERAL (“a” code)
OBIT-LAUTENBERG (Undated) — Frank R. Lautenberg, who fought the alcohol and tobacco industries and promoted Amtrak as a five-term U.S. senator from New Jersey, died Monday. He was 89. The cause was complications from viral pneumonia, his office said. By Adam Clymer.
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— LAUTENBERG-POLITICS (Washington) — The death of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey poses new complications for the White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill as they try to push their agenda through a Senate where even a single vote can derail legislation. By Jeremy W. Peters.
FORT-HOOD-SHOOTING (Undated) — A ruling was expected Monday on whether Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused in the murders of 13 people at a Texas military base, may represent himself at trial. By Manny Fernandez.
WIKILEAKS-MANNING (Fort Meade, Md.) — A military prosecutor told a judge Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning was no ordinary leaker, as the court-martial opened for the former Army intelligence analyst who has confessed to being the source for vast archives of secret military and diplomatic documents made public by WikiLeaks. By Charlie Savage.
FBI-CRIME-REPORT (Undated) — On crime statistics reported Monday by the FBI. By Timothy Williams.
SCIENCE (“a” code)
SCI-ORGAN-ORIENTATION (Undated) — Scientists have pinpointed some of the steps by which embryos’ organs develop on the left or right, research that may do more than simply solve an old puzzle. Deciphering the effects of mutated genes that cause organs to develop on the “wrong” side could lead to diagnoses and treatments for serious disorders. By Carl Zimmer.
SCI-CICADA-PHOBIA (Undated) — Cicadas are harmless to humans, and the sensational “Swarmageddon” headlines may be no more than amusing to most people. But an estimated 5 to 6 percent of adults and 10 percent of children suffer from animal phobias, most commonly to insects, mice and snakes. And for them, the emergence of Brood II is no laughing matter. By Laurie Tarkan.
WASHINGTON (“w” code)
SCOTUS-POLICE-DNA (Washington) — Police may take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 5-4 decision. By Adam Liptak.
FINANCIAL (“f” code)
(Eds: The weekly Dealbook SORKIN-COLUMN, by Andrew Ross Sorkin, will not move today.)
FDA-AVANDIA (Undated) — A review of a disputed clinical trial that minimized the safety issues involving the diabetes drug Avandia did not uncover serious misconduct or fraud, according to findings by experts at the Food and Drug Administration that were made public Monday. By Katie Thomas.
CHINA-ECON (Hong Kong) — Two surveys that take the temperature of China’s giant manufacturing sector showed an economy that appears to have stabilized for now but that is still struggling to recover some of the momentum it lost at the start of the year. By Bettina Wassener.
AUTO-SALES (Undated) — U.S. automakers Monday reported strong sales for May. By Jaclyn Trop.
TRAVEL-EMERGING-MARKETS (Undated) — Travel management companies have helped corporations and their employees to develop safety protocols to navigate business travel in emerging markets. By Harriet Edelson.
SPORTS (“s” code)
BKN-KIDD-RETIRE (Undated) — New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd on Monday announced his retirement after 19 NBA seasons. By Howard Beck.
COMMENTARY (“k” code)
Columns by Bruni and Brooks (no Nocera column will move).
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