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May 9, 2011

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FEATURES

COVER STORY

Stay Tuned . . .
School's almost out, but the news doesn't take a vacation: five stories to keep an eye on over the summer.


NATIONAL

The Digital Divide
Rural America is behind in high-speed Internet access—and in danger of being left out of the technology revolution.

Wrong Man on the Gallows?
In 1862, a Dakota Indian was wrongfully executed for attacking U.S. settlers. Some say it's not too late for justice.


MEDIA

The Art of Dissent
When it comes to swaying public opinion, provocative images can be potent tools.


TIMES PAST

1936: The Nazi Olympics
Adolf Hitler wanted the Games to showcase 'Aryan superiority.' But Jesse Owens, a black American track-and-field star, frustrated his plans.


OPINION

Asteroid Alert
Can we avoid the fate of the dinosaurs by deflecting the next killer asteroid?


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
College gold diggers, a one-eyed pitcher, selling death, and more

DEBATE
Should the penny be retired?

THE ETHICIST
Is it OK to call the cellphone of someone who's driving?

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news