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In this issue:

COMMENT
"In McCain's Court", by Jeffrey Toobin: The presumptive GOP nominee's view of the judiciary.

ANNALS OF DRINKING
"A Few Too Many", by Joan Acocella: Anatomy of a hangover.

OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
"Hungry Minds", by Ian Frazier: Searching for the next great writer in Manhattan's biggest soup kitchen.

FICTION
"The Full Glass", by John Updike: A look back over a drink of water.

ON TELEVISION
"Anchor Away", by Nancy Franklin: Katie Couric's ill-fated voyage with CBS.

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