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U.S. Renews Bid to Destroy Opium Poppies in Afghanistan

American officials have found some supporters within President Hamid Karzai's administration of their push to spray herbicide on opium poppies, officials said.

The Testing Lab
Dangerous Sealer Stayed on Shelves After Recall

The case of Stand 'n Seal is a powerful illustration of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's failure to fully live up to its mission.

The DNA Age
Seeking Columbus's Origins, With a Swab

DNA analysis may help solve a long-running dispute between those who would claim alternative bragging rights to Christopher Columbus.

Don't Open This Cookie (Awful Day Inside)
Tony Cenicola / The New York Times
Don't Open This Cookie (Awful Day Inside)

Fortune cookies from the country's largest manufacturer are now serving up some surprisingly downbeat advice.

Immigration, Black Sheep and Swiss Rage

An extreme right-wing party has taken a hard line on foreigners and helped turn Switzerland's election campaign in to a debate over the place of immigrants.

3 Win Nobel in Medicine for Stem Cell Discoveries

Mario R. Capecchi and Oliver Smithies of the United States and Martin J. Evans of Britain won the Nobel Prize in medicine for work on embryonic stem cells and DNA.


Readers' Opinions
Reality TV and Crime

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Same Carriage, Fresh Horses

The big news for the 2008 BMW 5 Series is a marvelous, thrill-a-minute engine.

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