Inflation, caused in part by the skyrocketing price of oil, is pushing many ordinary people toward poverty even as oil money stimulates a new surge of economic growth in the gulf.
Some voters are invoking the memories of the killings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
Some resent John McCain's role in a pact that averted a vote on banning filibusters against judicial nominees.
In his first words as president, Ra ú l Castro, 76, made it clear that any changes would be limited and promised to continue to consult his brother, Fidel.
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No film ran away with the night, as the 80th Academy Awards gave the film industry a chance to move beyond labor strife. Above, Marion Cotillard accepted the award for best actress for her role in "La Vie en Rose."
George-Jordan Dimbo, born in Ireland 11 years ago to illegal immigrant parents from Nigeria, may soon be living in Africa, if the Irish government has its way.
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