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  • Reconstruction Teams at Premium in Iraq
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraq needs more "provincial reconstruction teams," which administer aid in Iraq. But staffing them is a problem. The State Department lacks the people needed.
  • Hamas, Fatah Reach Accord on Government
    The Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reach an agreement on a unity government they hope will end Gaza clashes and invite resumption of Western aid. It's not clear that Hamas will accept Western demands to renounce violence and recognize Israel.
  • Libby's Defense to Begin Monday
    The prosecution has rested at the perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. The defense begins presenting its side of the story on Monday.
  • 'Lives of Others,' a Glimpse at East Germany
    The Lives of Others is set in communist East Berlin in the days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It focuses on a police captain who is forced to put a wire tap on a famous playwright.
  • Autopsy Set in Death of Anna Nicole Smith
    An autopsy will determine the cause of death for Anna Nicole Smith. The actress and former Playboy playmate, 39, collapsed Thursday at a hotel in Hollywood, Fla. She inherited millions after a legal battle over her wealthy, elderly husband's estate.
  • Strategies Available to Fight Credit-Card Fees
    Credit-card fees have been rising in recent years. But what many people don't know is that you don't always have to pay those fees. And if your credit is good — and you know who to ask — you might not have to pay any interest either, for months or even years.
  • McAuliffe: Shorter 2008 Race Speeds Fundraising
    Candidates could spend a total of $1 billion to run for president in 2008. Former Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe says that presidential candidates can't be taken seriously unless they have serious money.
  • More Jobs Fading Away at Eastman Kodak
    Eastman Kodak plans to cut up to 3,000 more jobs, on top of the 25,000 to 27,000 people the photo company previously said it will lay off by year's end. It's part of an attempt to adjust to a world of digital cameras.
  • Mortgage Failures Rise; So Do Risky Loans
    Mortgage delinquencies have hit their highest level in five years, even though employment and income levels are relatively healthy. The structure of the mortgage market helps cushion the blow for lenders, since most loans are now bundled into securities and sold to investors. But some watchdog groups say that makes lenders more aggressive in pushing risky loans.
  • Public Picks Favorite American Buildings
    The American Institute of Architects has compiled a list of the most appealing buildings in the U.S. The Empire State Building ranked number one, but Washington, D.C., claimed the most structures in the top 10.

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