The Dalai Lama's visit spotlights the fact that, with 1.5 million adherents, Buddhism is America's fourth-largest religion.
Some moderates, including Senator Chafee of Rhode Island, emerged winners in intraparty contests Tuesday.
After 2005's bribery and corruption scandals, Congress moves to list US federal expenditures on a searchable database.
On his US trip, Khatami urged mild rhetoric and offered a way forward on Iraq.
Warring drug cartels have brought a surge in gruesome violence to this Mexican resort town this year.
An Oscar and Felix with a welder's torch, this duo tests the veracity of pervasive myths.