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Short of Money, G.O.P. Enlists Rich Candidates

Confronting an enormous fund-raising gap with Democrats, Republican Party officials say they are recruiting wealthy candidates who can spend millions of their own money to finance their Congressional races.

Rice's Turnabout on Mideast Peace Talks

For Condoleezza Rice, this week's negotiations in Annapolis, Md. , reflect her evolution from passive participant to activist diplomat.

Bitterest Rival of Musharraf Returns Home

The return of Nawaz Sharif is likely to create an immediate and profound change in the political situation in Pakistan.

A Notorious Drag in Line for Big Changes
Kevin Moloney for The New York Times
A Notorious Drag in Line for Big Changes

Zoning laws and police may sanitize the legendary grit of the Rocky Mountain answer to Greenwich Village.

New York Manhole Covers, Forged Barefoot in India

Foundry workers have few protections as they make manhole covers for Con Edison and a city department.

In West Iowa, Obama's Man Thinks Locally

A 29-year-old former marine is hoping a personal touch turns voters into Obama recruiters in essential territory.

Free and Uneasy

Free and Uneasy
James Estrin / The New York Times
Vindicated by DNA, Lost on the Outside

Exonerated after 16 years in prison, Jeffrey Deskovic is a free man who has yet to feel truly free.

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.

Hummer H3 Alpha: Heaping Helping of Americana

Though the H3 weighs in at around 4,800 pounds, it still qualifies as the baby of the family.

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