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Waterboarding Is Focus of Justice Dept. Inquiry

An investigation could provide the first public accounting for legal advice that endorsed interrogation methods widely denounced as torture.

Ominous Signs Remain in City Run by Iraqis

An experiment with self-rule in Basra, Iraq's second largest city, suggests to many that the country's future remains dark.

The Energy Challenge
Move Over, Oil, There's Money in Texas Wind

After breakneck growth the last three years, Texas has surpassed California as the top state for wind power.

The McCain Article

Editors and reporters who worked on The Times's recent article about Senator John McCain answered questions from readers.

China and the Philharmonic, in Harmony
Chang W. Lee / The New York Times
China and the Philharmonic, in Harmony

The Philharmonic made its debut appearance in Shanghai, and it was far more than a simple pair of concerts. Above, students peek through a stage door.

2 Plans and Many Questions on the Uninsured

The Democratic candidates' health plans are not specific enough to determine how the uninsured would respond.

No Longer in Race, Richardson Is a Man Pursued

Gov. Bill Richardson is being aggressively courted by the remaining Democratic candidates and their supporters.

Cheap Cocaine Floods Argentina, Devouring Lives

A highly addictive smokable cocaine residue called paco has caused a cycle of drug-induced street violence.


T Style Magazine
Women's Fashion Spring 2008

A hothouse of florals ; an interview with Oscar winner Charlize Theron ; Cathy Horyn inside the growing Comme des Gar ons empire ; and new names to watch and to drop.


Science

Photographs Slide Show: The Week in Science

New photos of Venus, a caterpillar's camouflage tactics and an explanation for strange Martian staircases.


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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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