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In New Orleans, Bands Struggle to Regain Footing

At this year’s Mardi Gras, some of the proud high school bands are back: a rare, heartening sign for the long-term vitality of the city’s culture.

Matsue Journal: Honoring a Westerner Who Preserved Japan’s Folk Tales

Descriptions of Matsue, Japan by Lafcadio Hearn, the Irish-Greek author and muckraking journalist, put this medieval city on the map in the 1890s.

JetBlue Begins Reimbursing Stranded Passengers

The company will begin payments ranging from $25 toward a future flight to a round-trip ticket to passengers kept waiting by the airline’s own mistakes.

Spitzer Backs Plan for Indian Casino in Catskills

Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s decision is the biggest leap yet in a long struggle to bring gambling to the New York resort area.

Iraqi Militants Launch Attack on U.S. Outpost

In a rare coordinated assault on a U.S. combat outpost north of Baghdad, insurgents killed two American soldiers and wounded at least 17 more.

Anglicans Rebuke U.S. Branch on Same-Sex Unions

The Episcopal Church was told to ban blessings of same-sex unions or risk a reduced role in the denomination.

Discontent in Guinea Nears Boiling Point

Guinea, one of the last bastions of one-man rule, now seems on the verge of insurrection.

North Africa Feared as Staging Ground for Terror

A brutal Algerian group with a long history of violence is suspected of organizing a new force for jihad in Tunisia.

Merger Would End Satellite Radio’s Rivalry

The planned $13 billion merger of the nation’s two satellite radio services, Sirius and XM, is sure to raise antitrust issues.

Trial Spotlights Cheney’s Power as an Infighter

The trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. shows a vice president with free rein to operate inside the White House as he saw fit.

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