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Democrats Say Leaving Iraq May Take Years

Even as they call for an end to the war, Democratic presidential candidates are setting out positions that could leave the U.S. engaged in Iraq for years.

Select Hospitals Reap a Windfall Under Child Bill

The House bill makes the hospitals difficult to identify, despite promises by Congress to end the secrecy of earmarks.

Romney Wins Iowa Straw Poll by a Sizable Margin

Mitt Romney won with 32 percent of the vote cast, Republican officials said. Mike Huckabee came in second with 18 percent.

Cozying up to labor by bashing trade makes short-term sense for Democratic candidates.

Dissent Over a Modern Span in Old Venice
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Dissent Over a Modern Span in Old Venice

A new bridge rising across the Grand Canal is defiantly modern and has provoked debate about Venice's identity.

How the 'Good War' in Afghanistan Went Bad

At key moments in the fight for Afghanistan, the Bush administration diverted scarce resources to Iraq.

In a Credit Crisis, Large Mortgages Grow Costly

Problems in the subprime mortgage market have spread, and the market for big mortgages has dried up.


Exotics on the Easy Payment Plan

Some people wealthy enough to buy the most expensive cars on the planet choose to lease instead.

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The Boss: Of Trash and Treasure

"I wanted the toll-free number 1-800-Got-Junk. I was inspired by the 'Got Milk' commercial."

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