Unemployment's down. The stock market's up. Tax cuts are in the offing. Political enemies make nice. Could it be mid-morning in America?
'Spy' Case Strains Russian Relations
Is American phone engineer Richard Bliss a victim or a spy? Either way, his arrest has strained relationships at a time when Russia really wants U.S. cash.
Mars Takes Revenge
Life on the Red Planet has never been so hotly debated. Now Pathfinder's scientists say Mars was once warm and moist. What do you think? Take part in TIME Daily's first news poll.
U.S. Accused on Human Rights
Washington is under fire for failing to sign the international treaty banning land mines and opposing a pact outlawing the use of children in armies. Does the U.S. still provide global leadership on human rights?
Bad Medicine for AMA
After taking an unhealthy dose of endorsement deals, the doctors' association chief steps down. Is the AMA set to revive the cash-for-credibility corpse?
FORTUNE Business Report: The markets look unbeatable, fighting off record-low unemployment and the usual Friday funk--even setting a record or two. Get the inside stuff.
South Korea’s Bailout Balloons
The size of the IMF bailout package for South Korea’s fiscal crisis keeps growing and growing. So does Seoul’s resentment of the strict preconditions.
U.S. vs. Iran: The Showdown
Washington and Teheran will go mano-a-mano, or at least pied-a-pied at next year’s World Cup Finals in France. Is soccer the continuation of war by other means?
Our Couch Potato man remembers Pearl Harbor. How could he ever forget? Here, he presents his selection of World War II flicks to mark the upcoming anniversary.
On Top of the Covers
Scoop the weekend's NFL action with TIME Daily's pair of pigskin prognosticators.
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