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More Americans than ever are leaving their childhood affiliations for a new one, or none at all.
Does even more misery lie ahead for this war-torn region of Sudan?
An Afghan teen goes from life under the Taliban to high school in the U.S.
Who'll Be Number 2?
These days, the vice presidency is more important than voters realize. Who will the candidates choose?
NEWS & TRENDS
Watts for walking, Obama's speechwriter, flunking out of the dorm, and more
Should illegal immigrants be able to get driver's licenses?
The Ethics of Ethanol
Roger Cohen on Brazil's ethanol-fueled future
Some lighter looks at what's in the news