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After flagrant abuse by Saddam and gross mismanagement by the UN, Iraq's Oil for Food program is spawning another cliche: a nine-headed monster of an investigation

Boston blackout

Increasingly made-for-TV party conventions are receiving less coverage

On the record

Amendment backers failed to muster the votes even to have a vote

Haste makes waste

Despite his record $15 billion initiative to fight the global spread of HIV, President Bush is pilloried at the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok.

Ploys for tots

Activists in several states are using questionable research to push for voluntary -- and, some fear, eventually mandatory -- tax-funded preschool for all children