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F.D.A. Panel Urges Ban on Medicine for Child Colds

A ban could transform the way parents cope with the most common illness in young children, but drug makers said they would fight the recommendations.

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Plainly, a Justice Department Pick of Like Mind

Michael B. Mukasey, the president's attorney general nominee, gave senators direct answers, but his view of presidential power is perfectly aligned with that of the Bush administration.

Backstage, U.S. Nurtured Pakistan Rivals' Deal

The violence upon Benazir Bhutto's return has raised questions about whether a tenuous power-sharing deal with President Pervez Musharraf can survive.

The Smoking Scourge Among Urban Blacks
Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times
The Smoking Scourge Among Urban Blacks

Antonio Stokes, left, and Darnell Burden smoking in Baltimore, where officials said they were surprised by a study's findings on the number of poor blacks who smoke.

Markets Slide as Wall Street Sees Signs of Trouble

Stocks plunged to their lowest level in a month, capping a week of poor earnings reports, particularly at large banks.

Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place

Japanese fashion designers are devising a variety of novel solutions that they hope will ease growing fears of crime.


Homes Among the Palm Groves in Marrakesh

A number of wealthy and well-known European and Middle Eastern visitors have turned Morocco into a second-home retreat.

Vaporware in Every Garage?

A term for nonexisting technology comes to mind in response to Chevrolet's new ad campaign.

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