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Mr. President

Mr. President

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Elections | Even as the votes were being cast, John Kerry was convinced he had won. Turnout looked huge-a good sign for Democrats-and exit polls were encouraging. Early…

Beauty pageant

Beauty pageant

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Elections | What a difference a year makes. As 2004 dawned, a sputtering economy and a stubborn war made George W. Bush look unusually vulnerable for an incumbent…

The Dean scream

The Dean scream

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Elections | A year ago this time, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean was widely expected to be the Democratic champion who would drive George W. Bush from the White House.

Un-conventional

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Elections | Campaign 2004 may have forever changed the conventional wisdom on conventions. They're not supposed to matter anymore, now that front-loaded primary schedules…

264-vote nightmare

264-vote nightmare

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Elections | Recounts. Court battles. Once again, an election has Washington tied in knots-only this time it's not the nation's capital. Long after voters decided the…

Iraq's new day

Iraq's new day

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Iraq | With all the images of death and destruction, it's easy to forget there was good news in Iraq this year: Schools opened, embassies got to work, free presses…

Death...

Death...

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Iraq | The beheadings started in May, ostensibly in retaliation for the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Nick Berg, a 26-year-old civilian from…

Depravity...

Depravity...

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Iraq | There are things you expect from a war, things you steel yourself to accept: bombings and bloodshed, death, and dismemberment. Despite growing comparisons…

And Defense

And Defense

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Iraq | U.S. Marines rolled into the heart of the Sunni stronghold in May, seeming to quiet the restive city of Fallujah after terrorists attacked and hanged from a…

Year of jubilee

Year of jubilee

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Iraq | The last time Iraqis went to the polls, 99 percent of all votes went into Saddam Hussein's column. Knowing the result would be rigged, Iraqis who could get…

Planes, train, and schoolyard

Planes, train, and schoolyard

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Terror | The first major strike came in February, when a bomb ripped through a Moscow subway train car, killing 39 and injuring at least 120. The rest came later in a…

Europe's 3/11

Europe's 3/11

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Terror | The March 11 bombings along Madrid's busy commuter rail line claimed nearly 200 lives, marking the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of Western…

 
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