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At Ebenezer Baptist Church, a Glorious Rebirth
By KIM SEVERSON
Rich Addicks for The New York Times
Debra Lucas takes a picture of the newly reopened sanctuary, which underwent four years of restoration to turn back time.
The renovation of the church where Martin Luther King Jr. was both baptized and eulogized taps into the power of history.
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Festive Yet Alarming, Earthquake Banners Strike a Surreal Note
By ADAM NAGOURNEY
In a wealthy enclave of California, strangely jovial banners on a theme of earthquake preparedness struck a jarring note for at least one observer.
BP Agrees to Pay $1 Billion for Start of Gulf Restoration
By JOHN M. BRODER
The payment to five states and the federal government will count toward the company’s final liability.
New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill Curbing Unions
By KATIE ZEZIMA
The measure would end the unions’ rights to collect mandatory fees and require membership.
California Is Owed Millions of Dollars by State Employees
By JENNIFER MEDINA
While the state was handing out i.o.u.’s because of a cash shortage, state agencies were giving employees interest-free loans in the form of salary and travel advances.
In Oregon, a House Perfectly Divided, Sharing Power
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Like many states, Oregon is facing a steep budget deficit this year, but this is the first time its House of Representatives has been evenly split.
Democrats Sue to Force U.S. Election Agency to Reveal Political Donations
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
The lawsuit’s aim is to make the Federal Election Commission disclose tens of millions in anonymous donations, mainly from conservative groups.
Cash Crunch for G.O.P. Freshmen in Tough Districts
By RON NIXON
More than two dozen first-term House Republicans face tough re-election battles in districts that lean Democratic or were won by President Obama in 2008.
Obama Makes His Case in Mostly Friendly Territory
By JACKIE CALMES and BROOKS BARNES
President Obama showcased his achievements during his two-day trip to the West Coast, raking in millions of dollars for the Democratic Party.
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This series follows the deployment of one battalion in the northern Afghanistan surge, chronicling the impact of war on individual soldiers and their families back home.
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Retirees, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl born on 9/11 were among those killed when a gunman opened fire outside a supermarket in Tucson on Saturday, Jan. 8.
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As we mark the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, we remember the fallen service members who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Senator Ensign to Resign Amid Inquiry
By ERIC LIPTON
Senator John Ensign of Nevada, a Republican who had been caught up in a sex scandal and an ethics inquiry, announced he is planning to resign before his term ends.
Nation’s Mood at Lowest Level in Two Years, Poll Shows
By JIM RUTENBERG and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
Americans’ pessimism about the economy and the nation’s direction is hurting the ratings of President Obama and Congress, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.
Evidence Aside, State Lawmakers Debate ‘Birther’ Bills
By KIRK JOHNSON
The issue has proved to be a sure winner for conservatives, with bills in more than a dozen states.
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Obama’s Young Mother Abroad
By JANNY SCOTT
In 1967, Stanley Ann Dunham took her 6-year-old son, Barry, on an adventure, transplanting him to Indonesia. She did not know just how much it would change her life, and his.
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A Passion for Playing Jesus
Pastor Mike Graham of Florida has been performing the role of Jesus for more than two decades. His passion play involves more than two hundred participants and one hundred animals.
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The Endgame in Afghanistan
By JAMES DAO
A reporter reflects on the experience of one American battalion and how success and failure go hand in hand.
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