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Bridge Disaster Revives Question About Spending

Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota appears to have had a change of heart about raising the state's gas tax to pay for transportation needs.

Tougher Rules Change Game for Lobbyists

Far-reaching ethics and lobbying rules, recently passed by Congress, have sent a ripple of fear through K Street.

When Horror Came to a Connecticut Family

The Petit household in Cheshire, Conn. , was the site of one of the most savage crimes in the state in decades.

Judge Orders Release of Reports on '04 Surveillance

The documents detail covert surveillance of protest groups before the Republican National Convention.

Universities' Footbaths for Muslims Debated
Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times
Universities' Footbaths for Muslims Debated

More than a dozen universities in the U.S. have installed footbaths. As the nation's Muslim population grows, issues of religious accommodation are becoming more common.

Six Trapped After Collapse in a Utah Coal Mine

The miners were trapped about 1,500 feet below ground miles from the mine's entrance, an official said.

Timbuktu Hopes Ancient Texts Spark a Revival

Timbuktu, Mali, a name synonymous with nowhere, may again claim a place at the intellectual heart of Africa.

Booker Comes Under Siege After Bloodshed

After making promises to make major changes in Newark, Cory Booker finds himself at the nadir of his tenure.

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Deadly Inheritance

Deadly Inheritance Some patients at high risk of pancreatic cancer opt for surgery that yields hope and diabetes.

A Theory of Affluence

A Theory of Affluence An economic historian proposes a theory to explain the Industrial Revolution.

Fat Is Doing Us a Favor

Fat Is Doing Us a Favor Our fat tissue actually has our best interests at heart.

Selling a Concept With a Song

A well-chosen soundtrack can convey the vibe and type of buyer a condominium developer is aiming for.

First Came Style ; Now, Substance

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

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