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Nations Agree on Steps to Revive Climate Treaty

In a dramatic turnaround, the U.S. agreed to a compromise that sets a two-year timetable for reviving an ailing, aging climate treaty.

Justice Dept. Seeks Delay on C.I.A. Inquiry

The Justice Department said a House investigation into the destruction of interrogation videotapes presented "significant risks" to its own inquiry.

Ethiopians Said to Push Civilians Into Rebel War

The Ethiopian government, a top U.S. ally, is forcing teachers, doctors and aid workers to fight, according to Western officials, refugees and defectors.

Musharraf Lifts Pakistan's State of Emergency

President Pervez Musharraf lifted Pakistan's state of emergency and restored the constitution, easing a crackdown that enraged opponents and worried Western supporters.

Ethanol's Challenge: Getting to Know Drivers
J.D. Pooley for The New York Times
The Energy Challenge
Ethanol's Challenge: Getting to Know Drivers

Despite an industry boom, ethanol remains a mystery to the public, even in states that have pushed it hardest. Above, Arnold Foss filled up with ethanol in Ohio.

Report to Urge Sweeping Change for SUNY System

A proposal would allow New York State's public colleges and universities to raise tuition without the Legislature's approval.

Campaigns Woo 3 Iowans for Paper's Endorsement

Presidential candidates are going to unusual lengths this year to court The Des Moines Register's editorial board.

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A Baseball Lover From Queens, Key to Tarnishing a Yankee Era

By linking Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Brian McNamee delivered a rattling blow.


Choking on Growth
Choking on Growth
Chang W. Lee / The New York Times
Choking on Growth
In China's Seafood Industry, Dirty Water and Dangerous Fish

China is the biggest producer of seafood in the world, but contaminated water has caused serious problems.



Manchester Center, Vt.
A Village Where Even New Yorkers Slow Down

Even the shadows of clouds plod up the mountains near Manchester Center in southwestern Vermont.

Car and Truck of the Year Finalists

Finalists for the 2008 award, as selected by 47 automotive journalists, include four models from General Motors.

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