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Tainted Drugs Linked to Maker of Abortion Pill

A state-owned Chinese company is at the center of a scandal after nearly 200 Chinese cancer patients were paralyzed or otherwise harmed by contaminated drugs.

Narrowed Fields Hurtle Toward Big Voting Tests

John Edwards and Rudolph W. Giuliani both quit the race, and Mr. Giuliani endorsed John McCain. Mr. McCain's aides said he would also be endorsed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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An Ex-President, a Mining Deal and a Big Donor

A Canadian financier who traveled to Kazakhstan with Bill Clinton and won a big mining deal later donated millions to Mr. Clinton's charitable foundation.

And Blessed Are the Pole-Dancing Fetishists
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And Blessed Are the Pole-Dancing Fetishists

Harvey Keitel as the titular talk-show host in "Jerry Springer: The Opera." The show, Ben Brantley writes, uncovers something grand in the squalid lives it portrays.

Fed Moves Again, Cutting Key Rate by Half a Point

The Fed's move was part of a one-two punch by Washington aimed at jolting the economy.

Lilly Considers $1 Billion Fine to Settle Case

The fine would settle a civil and criminal investigation into the company's marketing of an antipsychotic drug.

Blue-Collar Giants Revel in Unity and Obscurity

There are a lot of N.F.L. stars playing in Sunday's Super Bowl, but none of them are on the Giants' offensive line.


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In This War, How to Ally With Both

In This War, How to Ally With Both HD DVD continues to show some fight in its seemingly unending war with Blu-ray. Meanwhile, LG and Samsung introduce new dual-format players.

Stretching the Truth Just Became Easier (and Cheaper)

Stretching the Truth Just Became Easier (and Cheaper) Free software allows anyone to tweak a picture, whether by expanding a background or deleting a blemish.

In Rome, Finding an Ideal Rental
In Rome, Finding an Ideal Rental

When Sienna Reid moved to Rome with her husband, Yves Jacques, and their son, Marcel, it took them four years to find their ideal home.

In Desert, Market Keeps Its Heat

Arizona in winter is where the rich come to play, and to attend the auction season for collector cars.

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