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By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
The cardinals who will file into the Sistine Chapel next month to elect a new leader of the Roman Catholic church have been quietly evaluating potential successors for years.
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
At the end of a conference in Moscow, the group promised: "We will refrain from competitive devaluation. We will not target our exchange rates for competitive purposes."
By ANDREW E. KRAMER
As the government pursued the scientific mysteries of Friday's exploding meteor, residents reacted to their survival with giddy relief and humor.
By ALISSA J. RUBIN and DECLAN WALSH
Diplomats from eight countries are refocusing on forging a deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban before Western troops leave.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Hamid Karzai said he would issue a decree barring the Afghan military from asking international troops to carry out airstrikes under "any circumstances."