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Democrats Seem Ready to Extend Wiretap Powers

Democrats remain nervous that they will be called soft on terrorism if they insist on strict curbs on gathering intelligence.

Britain to Halve Its Force in Iraq

The move suggests that the alliance on Iraq forged between former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Washington is unraveling.

Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight

Elderly gay people in assisted-living centers and nursing homes increasingly report being mistreated.

7 Dead and 3 Missing in Crash

Rescue workers found the wreckage in the Cascade Range on Monday night.

Quest for Energy in Remote Places
Geir Jenssen
Quest for Energy in Remote Places

As global demand soars and prices rise, energy companies are going to the ends of the earth to find new supplies.

A Senate Star Sparkles Less on the Stump

Despite an impressive r sum , Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. is struggling to draw crowds and coverage on the trail.

Political Memo
The Perils of Playing Front-Runner

Trying to run as a primary and general-election candidate carries risks, particularly for Senator Clinton.


Same Carriage, Fresh Horses

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

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E-Mail Is Easy to Write (and to Misread)

There are ways in which e-mail may subtly encourage trouble and strained communication.

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