New York Times

The World's Murder Capital
The streets are safer in Baghdad than in Caracas, Venezuela, where the soaring homicide toll is a blemish on the revolutionary government that promised reform. (NYT)
Pathology of Errors
Early diagnosis with microscopic techniques may be saving more lives of women with breast cancer, but the potential for horrible mistakes has also grown. (NYT)
The Chosen Few
In Johannesburg, being a member of an openly lesbian soccer team can mean risking your life. (NYT)
A Year at War
The First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division, from Fort Drum N.Y., begins a year-long deployment to Kunduz Province – accompanied by videojournalists. (NYT)
Finding Supermodels in Rural Brazil
Scouts comb farming villages offering winsome teenage girls the opportunity to become the next Gisele Bündchen. (NYT)
An American at the Bolshoi
A teenage girl from Texas surmounts enormous obstacles after she beats the odds and enrolls in the esteemed Moscow ballet academy. (NYT)
Blood Journey
Twenty years after providing blood samples for diabetes research, the Havasupai tribe got them back -- after charges of medical fraud and a prolonged lawsuit. (NYT)
Homeless in a Boom State
North Dakota is the place to be if you want to make money -- but finding a place to live is another matter. (NYT)
Abandoned Animals in Colombia
A menagerie of exotic animals has found a haven at Villa Lorena, a refuge that rescues the castoff pets of the country's drug lords. (NYT)
Working a Bronx Parking Lot at Age 100
Joe Binder, the affable valet of Arthur Avenue, recently celebrated his 100th birthday by taking a day off. But he has no plans to retire. (NYT)