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Social Security Disability Cases Last Longer as Backlog Rises

More people have lost their homes, gone bankrupt or even died while awaiting an appeals hearing on their Social Security disability claims, lawyers say.

Philharmonic Agrees to Play in North Korea

The New York Philharmonic plans to visit Pyongyang in the first significant cultural visit by Americans to that country.

The Long Run
A Crime Buster, With His Eye on the Future

Rudolph W. Giuliani plainly displayed the rawness of his promise and drive as U.S. attorney in the 1980s.

Unlikely Ally Against Congo Republic Graft
Vanessa Vick for The New York Times
Unlikely Ally Against Congo Republic Graft

Western investors are suing the Congo Republic to recover old debts. At one hospital, necessities are in short supply.

Attack on School Bus in Pakistan Injures Seven

A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a bus near an air force base. Five of the wounded were children.

Republican Candidates Firm on Immigration

The candidates told Spanish-language viewers that they would take a hard line on illegal immigration.


Comment Expert Roundtable
Q&A: China's Environmental Crisis

An expert on transportation and pollution in China is taking questions.

Readers' Comments
Your Child's Disorder May Be Yours

Do you see any behaviors in your children that explain something about you?


Theater

No, But He's in a Dress

Is He Dead Mark Twain's "Is He Dead?" has a sprightly step, writes Ben Brantley.

Being the Bad Boy

Ian McShane is starring in a revival of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming."

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Not Just a Summer Romance

Second-home owners are returning more often to their own getaways. And they find that they are getting more relaxation for their money.

Hydrogen Car Is Here, a Bit Ahead of Its Time

A new testing program is a sign of Honda's confidence that its FCX fuel-cell car is ready for the road.

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