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Twists in Chain of Supplies for Blood Drug

Differing statements from the factory owner and traders highlight the difficulty of tracing the supply chain in China for the blood-thinner heparin.

Bernanke Says Sagging Growth Is Chief Concern

The chairman of the Federal Reserve signaled his readiness to bolster the economy with cheaper money, though inflation is picking up speed.

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Louisiana Governor Pierces Business as Usual

Six weeks into the term of Gov. Bobby Jindal, an extensive package of ethics bills was approved, signaling a shift in the state's political culture.

Baghdad Bureau

Introducing a new blog produced by members of the Times staff in Iraq.

Wine's Reach Brings New Buyers to Bordeaux
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Wine's Reach Brings New Buyers to Bordeaux

Serge and H l ne Laguens showed Ch teau Latour- Laguens to Haiyan Cheng and her translator, Yin Kai. Ms. Cheng's father bought the property for about $3 million.

Putin's Anointed Heir Shows Hints of Less Icy Style

Dmitri A. Medvedev, chosen by President Vladimir V. Putin to be Russia's next leader, is crafting his own image.

Longtime Clinton Aide Returns to the Fray

Harold M. Ickes, leading Hillary Rodham Clinton's fight for superdelegates, may be her last hope for winning the Democratic presidential nomination.


William F. Buckley Jr.
William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82

Mr. Buckley marshaled polysyllabic exuberance and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse.


Opinion

I'm Not Running for President, but ...

An Office Space of One's Own for Entrepreneurs Michael R. Bloomberg writes that an independent approach is essential and that an independent can win the presidency.
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Personal Tech

The Modern Nursery, Batteries Required

A growing array of babytronics offer child-rearing help.

Near Avignon, a Peaceful Retreat
Near Avignon, a Peaceful Retreat

"Le Paty" is a five-bedroom stone house among olive, oak and pine trees in the Luberon Regional Nature Park in France.

Big Wheels for Iraq's Mean Streets
Big Wheels for Iraq's Mean Streets

Many of the American military's new armored vehicles share components with heavy-duty civilian trucks.

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