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The Monitor’s annual gift guide to the best fiction books of 2008.
Our language columnist looks at the background of the phrase 'laissez-faire.'
Kate Atkinson saves the best for last in her mystery trilogy.
A census in the north of the Republic of the Congo has discovered 125,000 previously uncounted western lowland gorillas, more than doubling the previous estimated worldwide population of the great ape subspecies.
Earthquake experts say the collapsed schools may be a sign of poor construction despite adequate building codes.