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SABRINA TAVERNISE The New York Times Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki presented a muted "national reconciliation" plan on Sunday that outlined a general direction for his new government, but offered neither a broad amnesty for insurgents nor any new options for members of...
TIMOTHY L. O'BRIEN and STEPHANIE SAUL The New York Times Warren E. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and one of the world's wealthiest men, plans to donate the bulk of his $44 billion fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four other philanthropies...
ARLINGTON – Football may be king in these parts, but that doesn't mean much at the cash registers. A new statewide study co-written by a University of Texas at Arlington economist found that sales tax revenue drops by more than $560,000 every time a city hosts a regular-season...
Maura Reynolds LA Times The Republican-controlled Senate rejected two Democratic measures Thursday calling for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, votes that were less an attempt to legislate than a test of Democratic unity on an issue that could prove decisive in November's...
Josh Meyer and Greg Miller LA Times The U.S. government, without the knowledge of many banks and their customers, has engaged for years in a secret effort to track terrorist financing by accessing a vast database of confidential information on transfers of money between banks...
Janet Kornblum USA TODAY Americans have a third fewer close friends and confidants than just two decades ago — a sign that people may be living lonelier, more isolated lives than in the past. In 1985, the average American had three people in whom to confide matters that were...
Charles Lane Washington Post The Supreme Court made it easier yesterday for workers in most parts of the country to sue employers for retaliating against them when they complain about sexual harassment or other discrimination. The court ruled that employees may collect damages,...
Delphine Schrank Washington Post A "deep attitudinal divide" exists between Western and Muslim publics, with Muslims in the Middle East, Asia and Africa more critical of Westerners than vice versa, according to a survey released today. But attitudes are not monolithic, the study...
Zachary A. Goldfarb The Washington Post The Department of Veteran Affairs said yesterday that it will offer free credit monitoring for a year to the millions of veterans and military personnel whose personal information was stolen last month. The department said the plan will...