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City Council Approves Congestion Pricing

The New York City Council approved Monday night a measure urging state lawmakers to vote in favor of the plan to charge drivers to enter Manhattan south of 60th Street.

Obstacles Seen as Treasury Proposes New Financial Rules

Senior lawmakers and lobbyists from industries opposed to the plan to overhaul the regulatory apparatus predicted that most of it would be dead on arrival.

In Gaza, Hamas’s Fiery Insults to Jews Complicate Peace Effort

While the Palestinian Authority under Fatah has made significant, if imperfect efforts to end incitement against Jews, Hamas feels no such restraint.

L.S.U. Headed to Fifth-Straight Final Four
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Women's Tournament
L.S.U. Headed to Fifth-Straight Final Four

Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, lifting L.S.U. to a 56-50 victory over top-seeded North Carolina in the regional finals on Monday night.

Issue for Athletes: Protest on Darfur at Olympics

Socially conscious athletes are struggling to figure out how to honor their beliefs while also respecting the purpose of the Olympic Games.

Justices Let Stand Ruling on Illegal F.B.I. Search

The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that the F.B.I. went too far in searching the office of Representative William J. Jefferson of Louisiana.

Photographs Pictures of the Day

Slide Show: Pictures of the Day Baghdad and Basra seemed calmer, and Zimbabwe waited for an official announcement of election results.

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The Family That Spawned 9/11

The Bricklayer’s Sons: The Family That Spawned 9/11Steve Coll’s new book reveals the role that Osama bin Laden’s relatives played in shaping him.

Miami Spice

Miami Spice: Saucy Club Crawlers Flirt, Sulk and Spar to a Crossover BeatMiami City Ballet presented the world premiere of “Nightspot” over the weekend with choreography by Twyla Tharp.

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Not a Mercury or Saturn, but It Goes Way Off Road

There’s a lot to like about the concept vehicle taking shape at the Johnson Space Center.

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