Monday, February 25, 2008 Last Update: 4:52 AM ET

Rising Inflation Creates Unease in Middle East

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.

Political Memo
In Memories of a Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama

Some voters are invoking the memories of the killings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

Conservative Distrust of McCain Lingers Over '05 Deal on Judges

Some resent John McCain's role in a pact that averted a vote on banning filibusters against judicial nominees.

Ra l Castro Named Cuba's New President

In his first words as president, Ra l Castro, 76, made it clear that any changes would be limited and promised to continue to consult his brother, Fidel.

The Academy Awards
The Academy Awards
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'No Country for Old Men' Wins Best Picture

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."

TV Watch: Montages and a Few Clouds

The 80th annual Academy Awards, with Jon Stewart as host, seemed less polished than usual but not much more spontaneous.

Photographs SLIDE SHOW: Winners

This year's Academy Awards celebrated an international selection of talent.

Border Crossings
Born Irish, but With Illegal Parents

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.

Fewer Youths Jump Behind the Wheel at 16

Licenses are no longer as coveted in adolescence, as parents are more willing to be chauffeurs.


Talk to the Newsroom
The McCain Article

Editors and reporters answered questions about an article on John McCain.

Readers' Comments
When Your Partner Spends Time Without You

Does your partner have a time-consuming hobby that affects your relationship?

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GT-R Waiting 

Game About to End
GT-R Waiting Game About to End

The Nissan GT-R may be the first car whose reputation was forged primarily in the virtual world.

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