Across Congo, Freelance Miners Dig In Against Modern Industry

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In these days of high-tech economic globalization, Innocent Luamba digs for copper and cobalt in the manner of the ancient Romans, by hand. As world mineral prices soar, the former soldier makes less than $5 on a good day of toiling 20 yards underground, at the literal end of a chain of predatory middlemen, gold-wearing labor bosses and shadowy mineral traders stretching from...

Continuing Battle Divides Democrats

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Democratic leaders resigned themselves yesterday to a prolonged and potentially damaging battle between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama for their party's presidential nomination, but said they will push for a quick conclusion to the warfare once the primaries end in early June.
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