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Gore and U.N. Panel Win Peace Prize

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have wonfor their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change.

Prize Caps Year of Highs for Gore

For Al Gore, winning the Nobel Peace Prize today is the latest twist in a remarkable decade of soaring highs and painful lows.

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Al Gore, who won an Academy Award this year for his film "An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary on global warming, had been widely expected to win the prize.

Watchdog of C.I.A. Is Subject Of C.I.A. Inquiry

The focus is on the work of the agency's inspector general, who led aggressive investigations of its detention and interrogation programs.

Relations Sour Between Shiites and Iraq Militia

In many Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, the Mahdi Army, once seen by many as a protector, is increasingly regarded as a threat.

Crackdown Upends Slaughterhouse's Work Force

The federal effort to flush out illegal immigrants is having major effects on workers and employers alike.

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On the Trail of Brooklyn's Underground Railroad

Before Brooklyn was veined with subway lines, it was a hub of the Underground Railroad. Today, it is still possible to follow some likely freedom routes in the borough.

Congressional Memo
Liberal Base Proves Trying to Democrats

Representative Barney Frank is closely tied to the issue of gay rights, but he has recently come under siege from gay rights groups.

Death Reveals Harsh Side of a 'Model' in Japan

The starvation of a welfare recipient whose benefits were cut has turned attention to a system touted as a model.

New York Pension Fund Faces a Federal Inquiry

The New York State pension fund is drawing scrutiny over claims that investment firms paid friends and relatives of former Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi.


In Cornwall, Restoring a Modern

With its extensive coastline, rolling farmland and mild climate, the southwestern county of Cornwall, England, is a popular place for vacation homes.

Mini's New Car Has a Problem

Reusing the name of an earlier model, the new Mini Clubman is hard to love.

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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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