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New Rules May Limit Health Care Program Aiding Children

The Bush administration has adopted new standards that would make it much harder for states to extend coverage to children in middle-income families.

Eye of Powerful Hurricane Reaches Mexico's Coast

Hurricane Dean thrashed the Yucat n coast early today. It had turned into a Category 5 hurricane on Monday after battering the south coast of Jamaica.

Plaintiffs Find Payday Elusive in Vioxx Cases

None of the 45,000 people who have sued Merck over heart attacks or strokes suffered after taking Vioxx have received payments from the company.

A Class Asks, What Would Muhammad Do?
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A Class Asks, What Would Muhammad Do?

Idris Watts, teaching at a mosque, applies the words of the Koran to questions of daily life and citizenship in Britain.

New Power in Africa
China's Trade in Africa Carries a Price Tag

Manufacturing has suffered in Africa as cheap Chinese goods flood the market, eliminating needed jobs.

More Students Finish School, Given the Time

New York City is at the forefront of a movement to recognize that for a significant number of students, high school might take more than four years.

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Sleights of Mind

Sleights of Mind Science meets magic, to play on what we think we know.

Lead's Pernicious Allure

The Pernicious Allure of Lead The 82nd item on Mendeleev's menu of the elements showed signs of trouble from early on.

A Scientist Under Seige

A Scientist Under Seige J. Michael Bailey's gender theory has stirred controversy.

The Rise
of the Unrestored Classic

A reverence for original finishes and the patina of time is developing among collectors of classic cars.

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That Yawn After Lunch Is Perfectly Normal

The urge for an afternoon nap is natural enough, but your job, alas, is not in Spain.


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