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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Last Update: 1:17 PM ET

U.S. May Set Rule Requiring Brake Override System on Cars

The system would be meant to prevent acceleration episodes like those that have led to the recall of millions of Toyotas, the Transportation secretary said on Tuesday.

Ford’s Sales Top G.M.’s in February

Ford said Tuesday that its sales increased 43 percent in February, allowing it to outsell G.M., and at least for one month, become the top-selling U.S. automaker.

Paterson Is Said to Have Ordered Calls in Abuse Case

The accounts of Gov. David A. Paterson’s actions provide the first evidence that he helped direct an effort to influence a woman who was making abuse charges against his aide.

The Gowanus Canal, with an pollution containment boom, in November.
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Canal in Brooklyn Gets Superfund Status

The designation by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday paves the way for a federal cleanup of decades-old pollution at the Gowanus Canal.

Clinton Arrives as Chile Sends Troops to Hard-Hit City

A curfew was extended in the devastated city of Concepción on Tuesday, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton flew into Chile’s main airport.

G.O.P. Splits on Senator’s Move to Block Benefits

Senator Susan Collins on Tuesday tried to override the objections of her fellow Republican, Senator Jim Bunning.

Wall Street Bailout May Moderate City’s Downturn

Economists are revising their employment forecasts, saying the decline will be about 200,000 jobs.

Tailgating at the Supreme Court, Without the Cars

A big gun-control case on Tuesday has attracted many people who want to watch the legal proceedings unfold.

Geneva Auto Show

Porsche pulled the wraps off its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept, the biggest surprise of the show.

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Human Culture, an Evolutionary Force

Biologists say culture has interacted with genes to shape human evolution.

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