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UNITED STATES

How to Pick a Veep (Campaign '08)

There's no right way to choose a No. 2. McCain and Obama have to decide what matters most: heft, diversity, party unity, regional balance, buzz — or a combination of all five

Can Obama Shred The Rumors? (Campaign '08)

Having clinched the nomination, Obama turns to something almost as hard: disproving the rumors about his faith, his family and his patriotism

LETTERS

GLOBAL BUSINESS

The Generation Y Hotel (Travel)

A new style of inn caters to young travelers, with Wiis, hip bars and designer sofas

Caring Capitalists (Investing)

With $382 billion in assets, Norway's sovereign wealth fund is a powerhouse of ethical investing

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Winter Preview

From the women of Sex and the City to Renaissance masters at the Prado, the season is packed with entertainment options. A guide to the offerings you won't be able to avoid — and what you donít want to miss

Murder into Art (Books)

There are almost as many bad true-crime books as there are crimes. What makes them so hard to do?