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Mining of Data Prompted Fight Over Spying provides the perfect day

A 2004 dispute over secret surveillance involved searches of vast databases, officials said %u2014 a disclosure that helps clarify a clash between senators and the attorney general.

Six Killers
Cancer Patients, Lost in a Maze of Uneven Care

Treating cancer can be very complicated, and it is difficult for even the most educated patients to be sure they have the best care.

British Pullback in Iraq Presages Hurdles for U.S.

Skepticism is widespread in Basra, as in Baghdad, about whether Iraqi forces are ready to take over.

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s plan for dividing Iraq is picking up steam.

Quiet. Libya Has an AIDS Problem.
Jehad Nga for The New York Times
Quiet. Libya Has an AIDS Problem.

In Libya, children with AIDS are often doomed. Last week's release of jailed scapegoats won't cure hundreds of H.I.V. - infected children like Abdullah Juma Abdullah.

In the '60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters

Letters written by Hillary Rodham while at Wellesley College provide a rare unfiltered look into the head of a future first lady and would-be president.

Certain Degrees Now Cost More at Public Universities

Even as they embrace such pricing, many university officials acknowledge they are queasy about a practice that appears to value one discipline over another.

Scared Silent
Fearful Witness Now Faces Trial for a Murder Seen, Then Unseen

A witness to a gang killing who changed his story now faces prison time for the sin of being scared silent.

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How Ford Brought Power to the People

Three decades before the muscle car's heyday, Henry Ford bolted a V-8 engine into a light-bodied 1932 chassis.

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