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  • But many firsts remain elusive, and parity in all but a few state legislatures remains a still-distant dream.

    Sam Bennett: Rep. Giffords and Christina Green: Inspiring Progress and Possibilities for American Women in Politics

  • TOKYO—If Moody's Investors Service makes good on its threat to downgrade Nomura Holdings Inc.'s credit rating to one notch above "junk," observers say, it would cloud the Japanese brokerage's cherished but still-distant goal of becoming a global investment bank.

    Investors Await Nomura Rating Decision

  • But with the two parties feuding over health-care reform, Wall Street regulation and a host of other issues -- and the economy still uncertain after a deep recession -- there is considerable doubt that they could join hands to fend off a still-distant potential crisis.

    Presidential commission to address rising national debt

  • And through the thickness of the night, he could hear the still-distant sirens.

    Left at the Tracks

  • I lay down on the platform so that for a few moments I could see only the still-distant roof of green above me and pretend I was on steady ground.

    Enjoyment

  • One by one they crosschecked each other's performances, studied all that was known or suspected about their still-distant goal, and reacted to simulated disasters.

    Tin

  • Their experiments hint at the still-distant possibility of developing medications to directly counteract the disabling effects of post traumatic stress disorder.

    Speedlinking 7/17/07

  • Beyond the river, a wagon drawn by a single horse creaked past the browning grass of the roadside meadows toward still-distant Fenard.

    The White Order

  • After the first day, they had turned off the main road and followed a trail that led more to the southeast, back toward the still-distant Westhorns.

    The Chaos Balance

  • Staring up at the still-distant airship, Silk clenched his teeth, determined equally that the icy wind that whipped his robe would not make them chatter and that the airship would not make him gape, though so immense a flying structure seemed less an achievement than a force of nature.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

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