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Top Stories: Sunni leaders, like the alliance of Egypt, Qatar and Turkey, are gaining power in the Middle East, where for a long time the U.S. and their allies "were challenged by the rising might of the so-called Shiite crescent."
World: Though Mexico has become associated with drug lords and crime, another Mexico exists, which the president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto "highlighted" when he met with Obama, where "high-skilled jobs are plentiful, industrial plants churn out increasingly sophisticated products and families adopt shades of middle-class life, with flat-screen televisions, new cars and homes a cut or more above those of their parents."
U.S.: "Conversion therapy"—which claims to rid men of their same-sex desire—faced a test in court Tuesday as four gay men in New Jersey "filed a civil suit against a prominent counseling group, charging it with deceptive practices under the state’s Consumer Fraud Act."
New York: In Ortley Beach—where Fourth Avenue was "sort of a Jersey Shore combination of 'Cheers' and Wobegon by the sea"—residents return to survey the damage after Sandy.
Technology: Facebook wants to turn virtual friendship into real-life gifts, offering users the chance to buy presents on the site. Here's the story behind the new revenue stream.
Media & Advertising: With sources saying Jeff Zucker will be the next president of CNN, a look at what the network needs.
Sports: How Marvin Miller never made the Baseball Hall of Fame before his death.
Opinion: Bess Lovejoy writes on exhuming the dead and looks at the question of when does "scientific imperative shade into idle curiosity."
Music: M.I.A. and Pharrell Williams now both have books out, but while Williams' is the "product of open embrace" M.I.A.'s is "a document of isolation and resistance."
Movies: The Film Society of Lincoln Center became entangled in Romanian politics when the new government threatened its partner for a festival of Romanian cinema.
Dining & Wine: Pete Wells writes about Amanda Cohen's humorous approach to vegetables and how she implements that in her restaurant Dirt Candy.