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In Turnaround, Industries Seek U.S. Regulation

Trying to fend off lawsuits, foreign competition and state rules, some big industries are pushing for new federal regulations.

Vocal on Iraq, McCain Keeps Quiet on Bush

As he campaigns, Senator John McCain has focused his support for the Iraq war on Gen. David H. Petraeus.

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Cancer Free at Age 33, but Weighing a Mastectomy

More young women are learning early that they are genetically prone to breast cancer, setting off a new type of family drama.

VIDEO : The Story of a 'Previvor'

A healthy 33-year-old considers a preventive mastectomy.

Japanese Wives Sweat as Markets Reel
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$150,000 Japanese Wives Sweat as Markets Reel

Mayumi Torii says she has earned trading in currencies. But many Japanese homemakers are among the investors now shaken by the worldwide credit crisis.

In Bush Speech, Signs of a Split on Iran Policy in the Administration

The president's language in his speech on Iraq reflected an intense and continuing struggle in the White House over how aggressively to confront Iran.

The president succeeded in holding off pressure to begin withdrawing from Iraq, but it may be the Democrats who benefit politically.

Troubled Fund-Raiser's Wallet Matched His Need to Please

Campaigns and charities took Norman Hsu's money, while at the same time harboring doubts about his background and behavior.

High-End Rustic on a Plateau in the Alleghenies

Washingtonians of means tend to buy their second homes at the seashore. But increasingly they are heading to Deep Creek Lake, a mountain resort region.

A Hunt for Big Game Yields a Trophy by G.M.

The Buick Enclave crossover is a pleasing alternative to a trucklike S.U.V.

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