Milestones

ELECTED. Felipe Calderón, 43, conservative, Harvard-educated lawyer and member of the ruling National Action Party, as President of Mexico; beating leftist rival Andrés Manuel López Obrador by less than one percentage point; in Mexico City. López Obrador, the Mexico City Mayor, has refused to accept the results of the hotly contested poll and vowed to challenge the vote in court, a move that could plunge the nation into an electoral crisis similar to the disputed U.S. elections of 2000.

LAUNCHED. Discovery, American space shuttle, in the 115th mission for the ill-fated NASA shuttle program and the second since...

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