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Dow Jones Deal Gives Murdoch a Coveted Prize

Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, said today it had signed a merger agreement with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

News Analysis
Guessing Murdoch's Strategy for The Journal

Rupert Murdoch's history with other newspapers may provide clues on his plans for The Wall Street Journal.

Voting Officials Face New Rules to Bar Conflicts

The state officials who run the nation's elections are facing efforts to limit what have been criticized as political and financial conflicts of interest.

Chinese Market Awash in Fake Potter Books
Ryan Pyle for The New York Times
Chinese Market Awash in Fake Potter Books

In China, Harry Potter imitations by other authors coexist with pirated copies of the genuine items. Li Jingsheng wrote a novel for his son, Dongwei, and posted it online.

Amid War, Passion for TV Chefs, Soaps and Idols

Television, which was illegal under the Taliban, is off to a phenomenal start in a developing Afghanistan.

Roberts Facing Medical Option on 2nd Seizure

Because the seizure that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. suffered was his second, he meets the criteria for epilepsy.

A Mayor Who Takes the Subway by Way of S.U.V.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's commute is not your average straphanger's ride.


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Dining While Intoxicated

Have you ever been to a restaurant where another patron was hitting the '82 Lafite a little too hard?

The Whys of Mating

Psychologists found 237 reasons why people had had sex, writes John Tierney.


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A Chronicler of Alienated Europeans in a Flimsy New World

A Chronicler of Alienated Europeans in a Flimsy New World Michelangelo Antonioni's depictions of alienation were cornerstones of filmmaking in the 1960s.

Cutting a Tumultuous Era's Soul Soundtrack

Cutting a Tumultuous Era's Soul Soundtrack "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" provides an essential account of auteurism in one of American music's greatest eras.

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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