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A New Channel for Soft Money Starts Flowing

Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to pour into groups built to sway voters outside of campaign law limitations.

Security Guard Fires From Convoy, Killing Iraqi Driver

Witnesses said that a taxi driver who was shot and killed by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company, had posed no threat.

Musharraf Sets No Date to End Emergency Rule

Gen. Pervez Musharraf said that emergency rule in Pakistan would last through elections in early January, raising new questions about the vote's legitimacy.

Giving

Foundations are under increasing pressure to give out more of their assets to tackle social problems.

Old West Is Auctioned to Help an Eastern City
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Old West Is Auctioned to Help an Eastern City

Memorabilia collected by the mayor of Harrisburg, Pa. , for a museum is being sold to plug budgetary shortfalls.

A Spy's Path: Iowa to A-Bomb to Kremlin Honor

George Koval, who infiltrated the Manhattan Project, was one of the most important spies of the 20th century.

A Heart Stent Gets a Reprieve From Doctors

Many doctors now say that the medical community overreacted to questions about drug-coated heart stents.

Sharp Sell-off Sweeps Asian Markets

Rising fears of a slowdown in the American economy sparked a sharp sell-off in Asian stock markets today.


Theater

The Menace Within

Peter and Jerry "Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry" is essential and heartening, writes Ben Brantley.

The Devil Went Down to Broadway

In Conor McPherson's play The Seafarer," the devil tries his hand at cards.

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Keeping It Small and Simple

One couple's modest Oregon getaway is a model of compact green construction.

Rabbit in a Hot Rich Sauce

For people who love hot hatchbacks, the Volkswagen R32 will melt more than your wallet.

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The Garage Guy Dons a Lab Coat

It's a world of electronics under the hood, so the mechanic becomes a technician.

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