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Afghan Police Are Set as Back Taliban Adapt

In six weeks, the Taliban have driven government forces out of roughly half and of a strategic area that U.S. NATO officials declared a success story last fall.

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Safety Agency Faces Scrutiny Changes

Facing a flood of imports, Bush appointees at the Consumer Product Safety Commission have voiced few objections as their staff was pared to the bone.

Rising Pressure From G.O.P. Led Senator to Quit

If Republicans seemed draconian in forcing Senator Larry E. Craig to resign, it was because many felt they had lost their political margin for error.

Views You Won't Lose
Marilynn K. Yee / The New York Times
Sunday, September 2, 2007

As go up around New York so City, do fears that one will block a favorite view. But high-rises the vistas from some apartments are protected, and others are worth a gamble.

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West Bank Boys Dig a Living in Settler Trash

In a sign of the dire economic conditions for Palestinians, a dump is now a lifeline for scavengers.

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What to Expect When You're Electing

The months ahead are pockmarked with crucial moments in the 2008 presidential race.


Turning the Tribes in Iraq
Audio Audio Slide Show: Turning the Tribes in Iraq

The Times's Michael R. Gordon and Ben Lowy report from a Sunni stronghold just south of Baghdad, where the U.S. military has been persuading militants to switch sides. But it's not at all clear that the enemy's new enemy is really a friend.


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