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In Bush's Last Year, Modest Domestic Aims

With his big plans blocked, President Bush is focusing on "kitchen table issues" small ideas that affect ordinary people's lives.

Market Bomb Ends Lull for Baghdad

An attack killed eight at a site that had seemed safe last week, providing a cruel reminder that a decline in violence may not last.

Icy Rescue as Seas Claim a Cruise Ship

In a lecture hall, passengers were told that the Antarctic waters were creeping in. Then the power failed and the ship ceased responding.

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U.S. Vows to Tread Lightly in Bangladesh
Ruth Fremson for The New York Times
U.S. Vows to Tread Lightly in Bangladesh

As U.S. aid arrived in Bangladesh after a cyclone, officials said they would not take steps that might seem intrusive.

Bargains Draw Crowds, but the Thrill Is Gone

Shoppers favored discounted chains over more expensive retailers as an uncertain economy hung over their heads.

Choking on Growth
Choking on Growth
Chang W. Lee / The New York Times

The Perfect Shade of Papaya

To one homeowner, dull shades like beige represent a renunciation of the inalienable right to happiness in home d cor.

Inches Above the Road and in the Man's Face

Almost forgotten amid the renaissance of lowriders is the rebellion in which the trend was born.

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