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Missile Strikes a Spy Satellite Falling From Its Orbit

Officials cautioned that it would be 24 hours before it could be determined whether a fuel tank with 1,000 pounds of toxic hydrazine had been destroyed as planned.

The Long Run
For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk

As his relationship with a female lobbyist underscores, John McCain's confidence in his own integrity has sometimes seemed to blind him to potential conflicts of interest.

Political Memo
Clinton Aides Split on How to Take On Obama

Hillary Rodham Clinton has been stymied by the challenge of how to discredit her popular opponent without hurting herself.

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Mercury Divides Japanese Whaling Town
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Mercury Divides Japanese Whaling Town

A Japanese fishing village was united in the face of the scorn that accompanied its dolphin hunt until now.

Justices Shield Medical Devices From Lawsuits

Makers of medical devices like implantable defibrillators are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the F.D.A. approved the device before it was marketed.

Rising Inflation Limits the Fed as Growth Lags

The United States has not faced stagflation, the mix of slumping growth and oil and food price spikes, in decades.

More Americans Are Giving Up Golf

The leisure activity most closely associated with corporate success in America has been in a kind of recession.


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G.M. Raids the Pantry and Bakes a Prize

With the 2008 Malibu, G.M. has finally delivered the first-class midsize sedan it promised for years.

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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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