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What Ails the Taj Mahal?
The 350-year-old monument shows sigs of distress from pollution and shoddy repairs. How to preserve the awe-inspiring site? Debate rages.
By Jeffery Bartholet
What 9/11 Wrought
The former editor of the New York Times considers the effects of the terrorist attacks.
By Joseph Lelyveld
Grab a partner. Rare tunes that tell America’s story are all the rage in hilly southern Virginia.
By Abigail Tucker
Reversal of Fortune
Thank goodness Samuel F.B. Morse failed as an artist. He might never have changed the world by developing the telegraph.
By David McCullough
Could the California sea otters’ peculiar dietary habits be impeding their resurgence?
By Jess Righthand
A+ for Finland
The country’s achievements in education have other nations doing their homework.
By Lynnell Hancock
Presence of Mind
The Struggle within Islam: Terrorists get the headlines, but most Muslims want to reclaim their religion from the extremists.
By Robin Wright
The Last Page