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Daley Stepping Down in Rare White House Shake-Up

William M. Daley will be replaced by Jacob J. Lew, the budget director and a seasoned Washington insider, jolting the top ranks of President Obama’s administration in an election year.

Campaign 2012

A Big Check From a Billionaire, and Gingrich Gets a Lift

A $5 million check from Sheldon Adelson underscores how last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance has made it possible for a wealthy individual to influence an election.

On Primary Eve, Rivals Try to Put Romney on Defensive

Republican rivals sought to slow Mitt Romney’s march to the nomination, branding him as a job-killing corporate villain.

The Russian tanker Renda is slogging through ice behind the Healy, a Coast Guard icebreaker, trying to bring 1.3 million gallons of emergency fuel to Alaska.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally/U.S. Coast Guard, via AP

A Modern-Day Race of Mercy to Nome

A Russian tanker is slogging through sea ice behind a Coast Guard icebreaker, trying to bring 1.3 million gallons of emergency fuel to remote Alaska.

Iran Imposes Death Sentence on Alleged U.S. Spy

Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, an American of Iranian descent, was accused of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt

Nicotine replacements have no lasting benefit in helping smokers quit and may backfire, according to the most rigorous long-term study to date.

Pentagon Tries to Counter Cheap, Potent Weapons

President Obama’s new military strategy has focused attention on weapons like mines and cyberattacks.

After Birth by Beyoncé, Other Patients Protest

Maternity patients say they experienced a series of indignities as Lenox Hill Hospital went all-out to protect the privacy of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Detroit Auto Show

A Merger Once Scoffed At Bears Fruit in Detroit

Some analysts said the Chrysler and Fiat merger could become a model for trans-Atlantic cooperation.

Interactive Feature: Gallery of Vehicles

Highlights from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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To Preserve History on the Moon, Visitors Are Asked to Tread Lightly

Some archaeologists and historians worry that visitors to the moon might carelessly obliterate the site of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.

The Corporate Candidates

The Republican presidential hopefuls with backgrounds in ordering layoffs and lobbying Congress can’t relate to struggling voters.

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When Injuries to the Brain Tear at Hearts

Marriage counseling is evolving to help couples survive personality changes and physical challenges.


Finding a Way to Put a Zebra in Your Tank

Researchers study animal droppings to find microbes that can make biofuel.

A Good Rental History Can Help Borrowers

Experian added a section to millions of credit reports showing on-time rent payments; two other credit-reporting companies plan to follow suit.

Detroit Auto Show
Primed for a Celebration, But Restraint Prevails

As final touches are applied to carmakers’ displays ahead of the opening of the 2012 show, rising sales give the industry a good reason to celebrate in the Motor City, but clouds remain.

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Strive for Results, Not for the Accolades

John Donovan of AT&T says that getting credit isn’t as important as assembling and leading the best team.

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