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Justice Dept. Sets Criminal Inquiry Into C.I.A. Tapes

The Justice Department elevated its inquiry into the destruction of C.I.A. interrogation videotapes to a formal criminal investigation.

Fatigue Factor Gives Equal Time to Candidates

Any candidate will attest that the epic fight now is against sleep deprivation, the gaffe-inducing monster that looms over a campaign in its final hours.

Iraq War Taking Back Seat to Domestic Issues

Economic anxiety may be at least matching national security as a factor driving the 2008 presidential contest as the voting begins.

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Kenya Topples Into Post-Election Chaos
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Kenya Topples Into Post-Election Chaos

Kenyan police used teargas and water cannons against several hundred anti-government protesters. Diplomats have put pressure on leaders to end the bloodletting.

Hospitals Slow in Heart Cases, Research Finds

In nearly a third of cases of sudden cardiac arrest in the hospital, the staff takes too long to respond, a study finds.

States Hesitate to Lead Change on Executions

Why have states clung to an execution method with the potential to inflict pain when a simpler one is available?

With Nods to the Strike, Late-Night Hosts Return

Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien are back.

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Putting Your Best Cyberface Forward

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Pakistan s younger militants are bringing home the jihad in Afghanistan.

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