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Bush Panel Seeks Upgrade in Military Care

A presidential panel on military and veterans health care concluded that the system was insufficient for the demands of two modern wars.

Tour in Tatters: Team Ousts the Race Leader

Michael Rasmussen, the event's overall leader, was removed from the Tour de France for lying about where he was training.

Farm Subsidies Seem Immune to an Overhaul

Democratic leaders have lowered their sights on cutting subsidies in part to protect rural freshman lawmakers who may be vulnerable in 2008.

Aid From China Builds an Ally in East Timor
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Aid From China Builds an Ally in East Timor

A billboard in Dili, East Timor, shows what the Foreign Ministry complex, a gift from China, will look like.

 
While Real Bullets Fly, Movies Bring War Home

The entertainment business is pushing debates on Iraq and post-9 / 11 security into the realm of mainstream political drama.

Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends

Obesity can spread from person to person, much like a virus, researchers report.

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Cable Without a Box

Cable Without a Cable Box A rule change could make cable equipment much more versatile.

Roam the World

The BlackBerry 8820 has support for most worldwide GSM cellphone frequencies, G.P.S. mapping and Wi-Fi for phone calls.

Here Is Your Pen Scanner, Mr. Bond

Here Is Your Pen Scanner, Mr. Bond David Pogue explores the good and bad aspects of three pen scanners.

Battle of the Beds: S.U.V.'s With Pickup Lines

Versatility is both the strength and the weakness of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac and the Chevrolet Avalanche.

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What's in a Name? It's a Matter of Taste

Criticism from a politician put a fledgling New York business on the map.

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