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Morning Must Reads: Still

The U.S. added just 115,000 jobs in April, but BLS revises two prior months up. Unemployment dips to 8.1% thanks to a contracting labor force, now at its lowest...

Morning Must Reads: Fundamentals

Fundamentals of the presidential race: It’s close, but saying too much more than that is playoff prediction in preseason. Deb Fischer wins Nebraska’s GOP Senate...

Morning Must Reads: Weird and Creepy

The presidential race tightens in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Romney’s yeoman work awaits in Ohio. Obama is outperforming popularity trends, possibly because...

Behind China's Big Chill

The five-year filmmaking ban imposed by Chinese authorities on director Lou Ye is just the latest signal from Beijing that its tolerance for even minor signs of...

Morning Must Reads: Cold Fish

Very bad news for Dick Lugar as his allies pull TV buys. Gingrich is ready to endorse Romney. That doesn’t mean his bitter primary performance can’t be used...

A Chinese Activist Lost in the System

As China prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend, there is much hyperbole about the country's gleaming new skyscrapers, swelling middle class,...

No Olympic Spring for Dissidents

A balmy Sunday recently found Yuan Weijing and her two-year-old daughter in the apartment he has hardly left since arriving in Beijing on July 6. Yuan, 30, a...

The Search for Justice in China

The text message on my cell phone came just as I was standing in my Shanghai apartment, surrounded by packing boxes and bubble wrap. Preparing to leave for...

Milestones

CONVICTED. Sanjay Dutt, 47, Indian actor and star of more than 100 Bollywood films; of illegal-weapons possession, stemming from an investigation into the 1993...

China: China: First Person: Blind Justice

The text message on my cell phone came last Thursday as I was standing in my Shanghai apartment, surrounded by packing boxes and bubble wrap. Preparing to leave...

World

After Statehood Bid, 'Doomsday' 1 | OCCUPIED TERRITORIES It's possible to view Palestine's Nov. 29 admission to the U.N. General Assembly as a watershed victory...