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Company Orders Largest Recall of Ground Beef

A California meat company issued a recall of 143 million pounds of beef, some of which was used in school lunch programs.

Kosovo Declares Its Independence From Serbia

The declaration, greeted with euphoria by ethnic Albanians, brings to a climax a showdown with Serbia and its ally, Russia.

Political Memo
For McCain, a Choice on a Role for Bush

John McCain must decide how best to use President Bush to win over conservatives without driving away independents and moderate Democrats.

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After a Violent Campaign, Pakistan Votes
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After a Violent Campaign, Pakistan Votes

Amid anxiety over further political turmoil and violence, Pakistanis are voting in parliamentary elections.

Guant namo, Evil and Zany in Pop Culture

In popular culture, Guant namo Bay, Cuba, has become shorthand for hopeless imprisonment and isolation.

A Big-Time Injury Striking Little Players' Knees

The number of children and young adolescents being diagnosed with A.C.L. tears has been soaring recently.

Smugglers Return iPhones to China

The strange journey of Apple's popular iPhone is another sign of its extraordinary popularity and a blow to the company's business model.


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Off the Set, Into the Desert

The Tynan- McBride house, with its cantilevered roof, precise lines and an exterior colored pumpkin orange and chartreuse, cuts a striking silhouette in Joshua Tree, Calif.

When Stock Meant Stock
When Stock Meant Stock

Cars like the Plymouth Superbird were once sold to the public to make them eligible for the racetrack.

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Determined to Find a New Beginning

Determined to Find a New Beginning The Center for Employment Opportunities provides former convicts with temporary jobs.

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Using a Semicolon in the Most Unlikely Location
Where You Going With That Monet?
No Windows, No Staff, No Rent. This Is a Gallery?