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A Word War Won't Crack This Code

Covering religion is something the American media do badly, and reporting on controversies involving religious ideas is one of the things they do worst of all.

The Poor Rich

There have been periods in human history when being rich was not particularly pleasant. Take the Middle Ages, when wealth was believed to be incompatible with Christian salvation.

Bomber Strikes Baghdad Restaurant

The attack comes as Iraq's new government meets for the first time.

Palestinian Hospitals to Receive Aid

The Israeli Cabinet approved on Sunday the transfer of $11 million worth of medicine and health supplies to the Palestinians to help ease the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Nagin Narrowly Re-Elected as the Mayor of New Orleans

Voters re-elected New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the colorful leader whose blunt style endeared him to some but outraged others after Hurricane Katrina, giving him four more years to oversee one of the largest rebuilding projects in U.S. history.

Korea Debates Merits of Kimchi

One might call it the chicken soup of Korea. For years, Koreans have clung to the notion that kimchi, the pungent fermented cabbage that is synonymous with their culture, has mystical properties that ward off disease.

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