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Shootings by Blackwater Exceed Other Firms in Iraq

Blackwater USA has been involved in a far higher rate of shootings in Iraq than other security firms providing similar services, officials say.

Myanmar Raids Monasteries Before Dawn

Security forces in Myanmar went into at least two Buddhist monasteries early today, beating and arresting dozens of monks.

With U.A.W. Accord, G.M. Looks to a New Detroit

G.M. has taken a major step toward eliminating much of the burden of providing benefits for its current and former workers.

The Mideast Money Flows
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The Mideast Money Flows

The financial influence of Dubai and its neighbors is raising political concerns among U.S. lawmakers.

In a 9 / 11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don't Fit

A remarkable tale of survival and loss in the World Trade Center comes under scrutiny.

Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin

A group of scientists are upset about their inclusion in a film that makes the case for intelligent design.

Verizon Rejects Messages of Abortion Rights Group

Verizon Wireless denied a request from Naral Pro-Choice America to use its network for a text-message program.


Readers' Question

Born to Run (or Play Football)

Do you think children's build should determine what sports they play?

Editorial Page Editor

Andrew Rosenthal is answering questions from readers this week.


Circuits

Halo 3 Mimics Halo 2, With Some Improved Graphics

Halo 3 Mimics Halo 2, With Some Improved Graphics Quick action, varied weaponry and lots of enemies. Sound familiar?

A Cellphone Without Borders

A Cellphone Without Borders Early next month, a small company called Cubic Telecom will release what it's calling the first global mobile phone.

A Second Home at Sea

Robert H. Dickinson, the president and chief executive of Carnival Cruise Lines, may be retiring, but he still plans to spend many weeks a year at sea.

Electric, but Are They Fantastic?

No electric or plug-in hybrid car can yet match a typical gas-powered sedan for a comparable price.

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