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Civil War Surprises
On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter, 10 things you probably didn't know about the war between the states
Disaster in Japan
What the deadly earthquake and tsunami mean for Japan, the global economy, and the future of nuclear power in the U.S.
Mexico's Drug Problem
A violent drug war in Mexico that's killed more than 34,000 people is threatening to spill across the border into the U.S.
Girls Hit the Mats
As more girls participate in high school wrestling, they're competing againstand sometimes defeatingboys.
1991: Apartheid Ends
South Africa's brutal system of racial segregation was abolished 20 years ago, making way for democracy.
Who Should Pay For My Stolen Money?
Some lighter looks at what's in the news