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Nerves of steel: An ironworker walks on a beam Thursday at the One World Trade Center construction site in New York City. Developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have resolved a 16-month stalemate over rebuilding at ground zero. The deal calls for the construction of four office towers. Story and another photo on Page A7.

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In a sea of youth: Pope Benedict XVI is shown from his popemobile during a youth gathering Thursday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The Vatican on Thursday defended its decision not to defrock an American priest accused of molesting 200 deaf boys in Wisconsin and denounced what it called a smear campaign against the pope. Story and another photo on Page A4.

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Spring swing: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hits a single Thursday in a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla.

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Welcome to Havana: The U.S.-flagged Amistad, a replica of the 19th century Cuban slave ship of the same name, arrives Thursday in the port of Havana. It is in Cuba to observe its 10th anniversary and commemorate the day in 1807 when the British Parliament outlawed the slave trade.

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