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A Blood Thinner Might Be Linked to More Deaths

The F.D.A. said the number of deaths possibly associated to tainted Chinese supplies of heparin, a blood-thinning drug, had risen to 21.

For Obama, a Taste of What a Long Battle Holds

The shifting tone among Republicans and their allies in recent days offers a glimpse of the party's playbook as it adapts to the prospect that it will be running against Senator Barack Obama.

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Kenya Rivals Reach Peace Agreement

The agreement to end a political standoff creates a powerful prime minister position for the top opposition leader.

Near Arctic, Seed Vault Is Fort Knox of Food
Dean C.K. Cox for the International Herald Tribune
Near Arctic, Seed Vault Is Fort Knox of Food

A vault under Norwegian permafrost has received its first seeds, an effort to save the legacy of vanishing plants.

Iraqi Presidency Clears Execution of 'Chemical Ali'

Iraq's presidency endorsed the execution of Ali Hassan al-Majid for his role in the 1980s campaign against Kurds.

U.S. Embrace of Musharraf Irks Pakistanis

The Bush administration's continued backing of the Pakistani president is perceived as American meddling.

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Remembering Roots Music

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A Glide Along Minnesota's Gunflint Trail

A Glide Along Minnesota's Gunflint Trail Some of the state's best cross-country skiing, and wildest backcountry grace this 57-mile-long trail.

A Trip Across British Columbia's Glaciers

The Spearhead Traverse is a ski trek beyond the boundary ropes of Whistler Blackcomb.

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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Teamwork's Rewards

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