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Compromise on Oil Law in Iraq Seems to Be Collapsing

The apparent breakdown comes just as the White House is struggling to find evidence that there is progress toward a functioning government.

Bush to Sell Limited Iraq Pullout as Middle Way

With lawmakers skeptical of his troop buildup, President Bush will cast his plan for a gradual, limited withdrawal as a way to bring America together.

U.S. Court Backs States' Measures to Cut Emissions

A federal judge in Vermont gave the first legal endorsement to rules in California, being copied in 13 other states, that intend to reduce greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles.

Toll Unclear in Indonesian Earthquakes
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Toll Unclear in Indonesian Earthquakes

The full extent of the damage from the earthquakes today and yesterday was not immediately known. Above, a cracked road today in Bengkulu on the island of Sumatra.

Child Mortality at Record Low

For the first time since record keeping began in 1960, the number of deaths of young children around the world has fallen below 10 million a year, Unicef reported.

Gangs Grow, but Hard Line Stirs Doubts

Doubts have been raised across the country about the value of using aggressive tactics to crack down on gangs.

Ties to Hevesi Turn to Gold for Political Strategist

Hank Morris may have received millions of dollars in fees for introducing companies to the former state comptroller.


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A Return to Fiction

After the controversy over fabrications in his memoir, would you be interested in reading a novel by James Frey?


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The Promise of PC-TV Links

Small New Steps Toward Fulfilling the Promise of PC-TV Links New are televisions designed to pick up a signal from computers to display videos and pictures.

Making Over the iPod Family (Again)

Making Over the iPod Family (Again) The new iPod models shrink in dimension but grow in capacity and features.

Finding Paradise in Sweden

With their new house, Michele Anenberg Poma and Stefano Poma have bought themselves a piece of the Swedish dream.

As Hardtops Hide, Trunks Go Missing

With the Pontiac G6 and Chrysler Sebring convertibles, the retractable hardtop infiltrates the domestic four-seater.

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The Not-So- Simple Art of the Blood Test

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