worsening Stocks tumbled on fears that ills Partisan in the mortgage and debt markets could soon take a significant toll on the overall economy.
Congress stumbled toward a recess on a discordant note in the latest example of the ideological standoff that has slowed progress all year.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq, has over the past year repositioned herself.
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Helicopter operations have enabled U.S. forces to leapfrog over difficult terrain to pursue insurgents in rural Iraq. Above, American soldiers on the ground in mid-July.
Officials are focusing on bridges like the steel-deck truss bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis, killing at least five.
Twenty-six people have been killed in 61 attacks on candidates and activists as national elections approach.
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