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Justices Stay Execution, a Signal to Lower Courts

The stay indicates that a Supreme Court majority intends to block all executions until a lethal injection case is decided next spring.

Chinese Chemicals Flow Unchecked to Market

Pharmaceutical ingredients exported from China are often made by companies that are neither certified nor inspected by Chinese drug regulators.

In 7th Round, a Pitched Debate: Clinton Hears It From Her Rivals

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton came under withering attack from the rest of the Democratic field.

U.S. Military Will Oversee Contractors

All State Department security convoys in Iraq will now fall under military control, in a move to bring armed contractors under tighter supervision.

Hello, India? I Need Help With My Math
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Hello, India? I Need Help With My Math

In a new wave of outsourcing, personal chores are moving offshore, leading to some daunting challenges. Ramya Tadikonda tutors students online from Chennai, India.

Rangel Offering Broad Tax Plan, and Big Target

Representative Charles B. Rangel's proposal has shaped the debate over whether to keep President Bush's tax cuts.

Baseball's Drug Testing Lacks Element of Surprise

Major League Baseball has continued to employ a drug-testing procedure that may allow players time to mask their use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Chertoff Push Over Licenses Led to a Shift

The prospect of Michael Chertoff publicly opposing Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants caused his administration deep anxiety.

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A Holiday Jump Start

What do you think about retailers starting the shopping season so early?

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Philip B. Corbett, who oversees language issues, is answering questions.


Keeping Houses, Not Building Them

Keeping Houses, Not Building Them "Women in Modernism," at the Museum of Modern Art, sought to take a more positive look at the role women have played in architectural history.

Walking a Tightrope at a Jazz Competition

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz wrapped up its jazz competition Sunday.

Honda's Accord, All Grown Up

The all-new 2008 Accord should be cause for celebration.

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From the Toy Box to the Streets

Outlandish garb earns smiles, and hazard pay, for actors willing to dress up as foodstuffs, cartoon characters and power tools.


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