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Paying a Price to Get to Class
Even vicious attacks by the Taliban aren't stopping girls in Afghanistan determined to go to high school.
Gangs of armed Somalis are paralyzing a key international shipping route off Africa's coast.
Will President Obama's new approach to fighting terrorism make America safer?
Cheap Oil's Downside
It feels great paying less at the pump, but the falling price of oil isn't all good news for the United States.
Despite having only one hand, Kevin Laue, 18, is looking to play some serious basketball in college.
1999: Clinton Impeached
How President Bill Clinton almost lost his job: Is this the way the Founding Fathers wanted impeachment to work?
NEWS & TRENDS
Roaches on the run, Google predicts the flu, from college to the circus, and more
Is it time to end affirmative action?
Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wants President Obama to swing for the fences
Some lighter looks at what's in the news