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So the British have banned the killing of foxes and other wild mammals with the aid of dogs. Now what? A report from the sponge-wet moors of Barmy Britannia
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The corporate tax bill—an explanation
The highway bill—a translation
An all-purpose post-election editorial, offered free to news organizations across the United States
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Colin Powell talks about Iraq, the Cold War, his place in the Administration, and chilling "the ambitions of the evil"
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