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House Passes Changes in Eavesdropping Program

Despite serious objections from many Democrats, the House endorsed a bill the Bush administration said was needed to keep pace with new technology.

With New Rules, Congress Boasts of Pet Projects

A new transparency about "earmarking" money for pet projects has raised the value of the earmarks as a measure of members' clout.

Drawing Fire, Judith Giuliani Gives Her Side

"It's a learning curve for me," Mrs. Giuliani said of her inexperience as a political wife after a rocky rollout to the public.


Candidates have yet to address the magnitude of the fiscal challenge that awaits the next president.

British Make Initial Gains Against Taliban
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British Make Initial Gains Against Taliban

Progress in Afghanistan's most dangerous province is perhaps the most important in the country, officials say.

Extra Practice Pays as Bonds Ties Aaron's Mark

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 755th home run Saturday to match Hank Aaron's career record.

Age of Riches
In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don't Feel Rich

Many members of the digital elite do not see themselves as particularly fortunate, in part because others have more.

Young Athletes Try New Coach: The Psychologist

The idea that mental coaching can help young athletes has pervaded the country's zealous youth sports culture.


36 Hours in the Cinque Terre, Italy

36 Hours in the Cinque Terre, Italy Intense beauty, great cuisine and amazing aromas are jampacked into a compact space.

Built for Speed: Race Weekend in Bahrain

Built for Speed: Race Weekend in Bahrain The Arab kingdom brings Formula One racing, and a round of parties, to the Middle East.

First Came Style ; Now, Substance

A stronger body and redesigned suspension have delivered huge improvements in the Audi TT.

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Hold the Elevator for Me. Forever.

Elevator phobia afflicts working people across the nation, and not just in vertical metropolises.


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Week in Review

Fashion & Style

Barry: A New Season for Migrant Workers
A Modernist Master's Deceptively Simple World
The City: The Days and Nights of Maurice Cherry
Suddenly It's Not So Easy to Borrow
Nerdcore: Dungeons, Dragons and Dope Beats