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U.S. Considers New Covert Push Within Pakistan

A plan that could authorize more aggressive operations follows concern that Al Qaeda and the Taliban hope to destabilize the Pakistani government, officials said.

Age of Riches
Private Cash Sets Agenda for Urban Infrastructure

Private spending, supported by a growing number of very wealthy families, is gaining ground on public investment.

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

As AIDS patients live longer they can experience a host of medical conditions that challenge the prevailing view of the disease as chronic and manageable.

The 2008 Campaign
Sharp Clashes in Hectic Days Before Primary
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Sharp Clashes in Hectic Days Before Primary

In New Hampshire, the candidates rushed into a final weekend of harsh, compressed campaigning. Above, John Edwards supporters at a town hall meeting in Concord.

Independents Are the Prize in This Race

The presidential race is for the next few days largely in the hands of voters not affiliated with a party.

Mike Huckabee is backing the FairTax, a movement to abolish federal income and payroll taxes.


Behind the Wheel: 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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