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Congress Tighter Rules on Lobbying

The Senate Backs voted Thursday to improve policing of the relationship between lawmakers and lobbyists.

In Increments, Senate Revisits Immigration Bill

Some of the less contentious pieces of an immigration bill that failed earlier this year are returning to life.

At Hussein Grave, Legend Lives as Fury Simmers

Saddam Hussein's burial place, in his native village, offers mixed messages as his legend lives on.

For Young Earners in Big City, a Gap in Women's Favor

Young women in New York and several other U.S. cities who work full time now earn more than men.

Senate Passes Children's Health Bill, 68-31

The majority was more than enough to overcome a veto repeatedly threatened by President Bush.

At Bridge Site, Search of River Moves Slowly
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At Site, Bridge Search of River Moves Slowly

Fierce currents and shifting debris repeatedly halted the hunt for those missing and feared dead in Minneapolis.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC

A look at critical parts of the bridge's structure and where similar bridges are vulnerable.

Audio AUDIO & PHOTOS

Interviews with those affected by the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis.

Stunned Victim Turns Hero in Busful of Children

A 20-year-old summer program gym coordinator played a key role in saving dozens of children from a trapped bus.

Last Words of Missing Echo as Relatives Wait

Authorities said there were as many as 30 unaccounted for after hours of searching on land and in the water.

Minneapolis Bridge Had Passed Inspections

The bridge's design had been considered outmoded because a single failure of a structural part could bring it down.


 

Escapes

Old Bay Ski Town Faces the March of the Wine Bar

An Old Ski Town Faces the March of the Wine Bar Mammoth Lakes, Calif. , has evolved from a backcountry haven to a second-home resort.

The Coaster of Fundy and a River Roller

The Bay of Fundy's River Roller Coaster As a river swells, the world's highest tides challenge rafters in Nova Scotia.

In England, a Cotswolds Country Home

Chantry House, designed as a rectory with some Gothic touches in the 1850s, was built of the warm, tawny stone that is characteristic of homes in the Cotswolds.

Gentlemen, Plug In Your Engines

The first teams have been announced in the Automotive X Prize, but where are the major carmakers?

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