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UNITED STATES

A Fight for the Texas Democrats (Campaign '08)

For the first time in memory, Lone Star liberals will cast a crucial vote in a national race. Inside the Democratic challengers' battle to win blue votes in a red state

ASIA

A Matter Of Faith

Pakistan's election was a fight for democracy and a referendum on a dictator. But the true battle is over the nation's Islamic soul

The Short March

In a migration dwarfing that of America after 1945, millions of newly affluent Chinese are moving to the vast suburbs rising on the fringes of the country's megacities. This is the story of one family's new home — and how the exodus will shake the world

WORLD

Cuba's Chance

With Fidel Castro finally fading from the scene, his brother and heir Raúl has a golden opportunity to take the country on a new path to freedom. The U.S. can help — if it is prepared to break some shackles of its own

GLOBAL BUSINESS

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Becoming Ms. Big (Television)

White House, schmite house. TV examines how women handle power in the world of Big Biz

LETTERS