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Friday, March 27, 2009 Last Update: 6:53 AM ET

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Pakistani and Afghan Taliban Unify in Face of U.S. Influx

Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, persuaded the Pakistani Taliban to focus their efforts on the fight in Afghanistan against American troops.

In New Afghan Strategy, Obama Will Add Troops

The strategy to be announced on Friday replicates the one used in Iraq two years ago to justify a deeper U.S. commitment in the region and to quell the insurgency and build institutions.

N.C.A.A. Tournament
Villanova Is Too Much for Blue Devils

The Wildcats’ blistering second half start left Duke trying in vain to play catch-up.

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The Sudan Airstrike Mystery

Update | 1:34 p.m. The Times’s Jeffrey Gettleman has more on the January attack, including the information that “American officials immediately denied any involvement.” Mr. Gettleman adds:

Aided by Safety Nets, Europe Resists Stimulus Push

Europeans are resisting economic stimulus, claiming social safety nets provide the spending programs that the U.S. has to legislate.

A Downturn Wraps a City in Hesitance

The economic downturn has become a crisis of expectations in cities like Portland, Ore., where the creditworthy are choosing not to invest.

A Long Way From Home, Moving at Great Speed

For a female jockey from Brazil, Thursday’s first race at Aqueduct was the culmination of an unlikely, often lonely, journey.

One in 8 Million
Audio The Mayoral Maid

Nancy Bunche has worked for four mayors as Gracie Mansion housekeeper.

Talk to the Newsroom
Deputy Science Editor

Barbara Strauch, who oversees health coverage, is answering questions.

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A Ride to Remember
A Ride to Remember

“Goodbye Solo” is moving and mysterious.

Nature as Balm

The New Directors/New Films program is a hotbed of stories and landscapes.

3-D Fun
3-D Fun

"Monsters vs. Aliens" tries to take 3-D technology beyond gimmickry.

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Diverting Idle Hands (and Feet)

The drive is never going to be the best part of second-home ownership, but it doesn’t have to be endlessly boring.

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Business »

Mass Transit and Car Culture Clash in China

Auto sales are jumping while immense subway systems are being built for urban commuters.

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
Tossing a Brick at Generic Crossovers
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

The 2010 GLK drives a lot like the C-Class sedan on which it is based, and that’s a high compliment.

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A Help-Wanted Sign for Fraud Investigators
Fraud Investigators

Suspicions of fraud have been emerging — and with them new positions.

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