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Musharraf Quits Pakistani Army Post

Pervez Musharraf remains president and will be sworn in to a new five-year term on Thursday, but as a civilian leader his power will be diminished.

News Analysis
Iran Casts Big Shadow on Mideast Talks

Anxieties among Sunni Arab countries over Iran's growing influence in the region hover over the Annapolis peace talks.

The Long Run
Senate Race That Fizzled Honed Skills for '08 Stage

The 12 months in which Rudolph W. Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton faced each other in a Senate race are as instructive now as they were riveting then.

To Muslims, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In
Allen Brisson-Smith for The New York Times
To Muslims, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

Some Muslim communities are forming Girl Scout troops to help girls escape the perception that they are different.

When Fuel and Politics Mix

As oil prices flirt with record highs, the Democratic and Republican candidates are offering profoundly different long-term approaches to energy policy.

Oil Producers See the World and Buy It Up

Flush with petrodollars, oil-producing countries have embarked on a global shopping spree.

In French Suburbs, Same Rage, but New Tactics

A chilling new factor makes the recent violence in France more menacing: the rioters have taken up hunting shotguns and turned them on the police.


Readers' Comments
Dragnet That Ensnares Good Samaritans, Too

A police sting involving planted purses, bags and credit cards can sweep up the civic-minded alongside those bent on larceny.

Editor of Web Newsroom

Fiona Spruill is answering questions from readers.


Arts

Which Oscar to Sniff?

Nose on the Prize, but Which Oscar to Sniff? Should "Ratatouille" be promoted as the year's best picture or best animated film in Oscar voting?

Court Dismisses Case Against Ex-Curator

The former curator for the J. Paul Getty Museum had been accused of conspiring to acquire a piece that Greece says was looted.

Where Mansions Go Begging

Prices for the most expensive homes in Grosse Pointe, Mich. , have dropped by around $100,000 a month since June.

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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The Office Party, as a Tightrope Walk

Planning holiday festivities at the workplace is complicated enough to make some managers wish that the Grinch had succeeded after all.

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