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U.S. Asking Iraq for Wide Rights on War

With its authority in Iraq set to expire, the Bush administration will also seek to guarantee civilian contractors specific legal protections from Iraqi law, according to administration and military officials.

News Analysis
Critiques of Spending Plan Retrace Old Debate

Most economists called the emergency spending plan agreed to by the White House and Congress useful but probably not enough.

A Spiral of Losses by a 'Plain Vanilla' Trader

On Thursday, the world came to know J r me Kerviel, 31, as the most dangerous accused rogue trader ever.

Four California Museums Are Raided
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Four California Museums Are Raided

Federal agents raided the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of a five-year inquiry into smuggled relics.

Democrats Test Messages in Early Nationwide Ads

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are already advertising on a scale reminiscent of a general election.

Swedes Ponder Whether Killer Can Be a Doctor

A prestigious medical school was tipped off that one of its students had been a Nazi sympathizer, released on parole after being convicted in 2000 of a murder.

Senate Looking at Endowments as Tuition Rises

The Senate Finance Committee demanded tuition information from the nation's 136 wealthiest schools.


Opinion

The Editorial Board's Primary Choices
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton

The editorial board endorses Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Senator John McCain
John McCain

The editorial board endorses Senator John McCain as the Republican presidential nominee.

Escapes

Sounds and Flavors of a Land Left Behind

Sounds and Flavors of a Land Left Behind In Miami's Little Havana you'll find strong sentiments and powerful coffee.

All of America, and Parking Too

All of America, and Parking Too Malls are no longer just retail complexes. They're destinations.

Detroit Auto Show
Dr. Jekyll Meets Mr. Hybrid

Gas guzzlers competed with alternative-fuel vehicles at the 2008 North American International Auto Show.

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