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Retroactively, Panel Reduces Drug Sentences

The U.S. Sentencing Commission's decision to lighten punishments for some crimes related to crack cocaine could eventually affect about 19,500 inmates.

Seeking Leaders, U.S. Companies Think Globally

The corner offices of corporate America's largest companies are increasingly being filled from every corner of the world.

Congressional Memo
Muscle Flexing in Senate: G.O.P. Defends Strategy

Blocking nearly every bill proposed by the Democrats in the Senate, Republicans are increasingly able to dictate what they want.

On Taliban Turf, Lines of Ailing Children
Tyler Hicks / The New York Times
On Taliban Turf, Lines of Ailing Children

In Afghan areas under Taliban influence, health problems among children, like this boy being treated by an Army medic, are aggravated by the harsh edicts of the Taliban.

Feeling Heat, Clinton Tries Iowa Up Close

Nowhere are Hillary Rodham Clinton's problems on display more than in Iowa.


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Philharmonic Gets a Taste of Diplomacy

Philharmonic Gets a Taste of Pyongyang Diplomacy North Korea's top diplomat and orchestra officials held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the coming performance.

Guadalupe Spreads Her Theatrical Wings

Guadalupe Spreads Her Theatrical Wings A play with music in Spanish and the Aztec language Nahuatl has become a holiday tradition at a church in downtown Los Angeles.

Sketch Pad: Remodeling for the Occasional Bachelor

Turning two studio apartments into a downtown pied- - terre with a sense of grandeur is an architectural challenge.

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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