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Amid politicians’ promises to crack down on Jewish terrorism suspects after the fatal firebombing of a Palestinian home Friday, an Israeli court Tuesday ordered held for five days a young man who authorities contend heads a new, dangerous network of extremists.

JODI RUDOREN and ISABEL KERSHNER
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.Asaf Shalev
Sandra Bland's family filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff's office, jail officials and the state Department of Public Safety on Tuesday to seek answers and accountability for her death in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell last month.Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
In the early months of 2014, a group of about 30 corporate lawyers, coal lobbyists and Republican political strategists began meeting regularly in the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, often, according to some of the participants, in a conference room overlooking the White House. Their task was to start devising a legal strategy for dismantling the climate change regulations they feared were coming from President Obama.CORAL DAVENPORT and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
At least two people were killed in northeast New Hampshire when a circus tent collapsed after a thunderstorm moved through the area Monday night, according to the state police and local news media.Associated Press
Puerto Rico defaulted on a $58 million bond payment on Monday, a risky move that seemed to intensify the pressure on creditors for broader debt renegotiation, but might also make future borrowing far more difficult.MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
As president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards tries to keep perspective while the group faces one of its biggest political crises. After all, she said on Monday, the founder, Margaret Sanger, was arrested 99 years ago for pamphleteering about birth control.JACKIE CALMES
Fire crews used flames to fight flames Monday in a scorched-earth effort to gain control of the enormous Rocky Fire in Lake County as smoke eaters made a stand against the largest of more than a dozen blazes in CaliforniaPeter Fimrite
After weeks of preparing for a smash-mouth debate with Donald J. Trump, 14 Republican candidates found themselves instead Trump-less but sandwiched into a constricting format Monday night, delivering strikingly uneven performances just days before the first big test of the presidential primary contest.Jeremy W. Peters, Michael Barbaro | The New York Times
Jurors weighing James E. Holmes' fate moved one step closer to sentencing him to death Monday when they ruled unanimously that the gunman in the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting did not deserve leniency for killing 12 movie-goers and injuring 70 others.Maria L. La Ganga and Tina Susman