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Government Set for a Crackdown on Illegal Hiring

Federal authorities are expected to announce rules that would require employers to fire workers who use false Social Security numbers.

More Generics Slow the Surge in Drug Prices

Prescription bottles bearing catchy brand names are being pushed aside by cheaper, tongue-twisting generics.

U.S. Says Iran-Supplied Bomb Is Killing More Troops in Iraq

Attacks on American forces in Iraq using a lethal type of roadside bomb said to be supplied by Iran reached a new high in July, according to the U.S. military.

A Spy Chief's Political Education

Mike McConnell, the nation's top intelligence official, has brought criticism as the White House's most visible advocate for changing a surveillance law.

Ancient Nomads Shed Light on Modern Crises
Farzana Wahidy / Associated Press
Ancient Nomads Shed Light on Modern Crises

Specialists believe the ways of nomad families, like this one in Afghanistan, could offer insights on Central Asian politics and have implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Bonds Breaks Aaron's Record

Barry Bonds's 756th home run pushed him past Hank Aaron and pushed baseball's sacred history into an awkward spot.

Bonds Hits No. 756 to Break Aaron's Record
Danny Moloshok / Reuters
Bonds Hits No. 756 to Break Aaron's Record

Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron's storied record in the fifth inning, connecting on a pitch from Mike Bacsik.

Bill Aims to Spur Housing for the Poor in New York

A popular tax break for building developers is at the core of the agreement, which next goes to Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Ethanol Is Feeding Hot Market for Farmland

Skyrocketing farmland prices are stirring optimism, but for young and small-scale farmers, the news is grim.


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Notorious Absentee Shows Up, Grandly

Notorious Absentee Shows Up, Grandly Lauryn Hill's rhymes are often about her confidence and what she expects from the world.

Before the Big Night: Beethoven, Sweat, Tears

Before the Big Night: Beethoven, Sweat, Tears Michael Hollinger generates plenty of subtle heat in his absorbing new play.

Hollywood Eyes India

A wave of American studios are producing their own Bollywood musicals.

First Came Style ; Now, Substance

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

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