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Fluidity in G.O.P. Race ; Democrats Eye Electability

The latest nationwide New York Times / CBS News Poll underscores the volatility in the Republican race, and it shows economic worries topping the voters' agenda.

Race and Gender Are Issues in Tense Day for Democrats

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been thrust into a social and political debate that transcends their candidacies.

Americans Cut Back Sharply on Spending

The abrupt pullback in spending raises the possibility that the country may be experiencing a rare decline in personal consumption.

Big Weddings Bring Afghans Joy, and Debt
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Kabul Journal
Big Weddings Bring Afghans Joy, and Debt

In Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, extravagant weddings are a mainstay of modern life.

Drug Approved. Is Disease Real?

The first drug to treat fibromyalgia has been approved, but some dispute the very existence of the condition.

Europe Takes Africa's Fish, and Migrants Follow

Industrial fishing from Europe is crippling coastal African economies and creating a surge of illegal migrants.

The TV Watch
Strike Was Unseen Star of the Night

The showdown between writers and producers was all too apparent in NBC's coverage of the Golden Globes.


War Torn
Deadly Echoes of Battle

The Times found 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a killing in this country, or were charged with one, after their return from war.

Readers' Comments
After a Divorce

What questions should you ask yourself after a divorce?


Detroit Auto Show: A Power Trip With Green Detours

The auto show in Detroit is an unapologetic celebration of tire-burning, gas-guzzling, budget-busting vehicles.

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Coaches Wanted in the Game of Life

Coaches Wanted in the Game of Life As personal advisers proliferate, credentialing varies.

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