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  • Marine Commander Shares Experiences With Others
    Col. Drew Doolin served two tours in Iraq at the height of the insurgency. After his first tour, he suffered the first of many panic attacks. Things got worse until he got treatment. Now, he is speaking out to try to help others.
  • Nuclear Subs' Collision Examined
    French and British nuclear-armed submarines collided in the Atlantic this month. Both vessels suffered minor damage. Retired Royal Navy Cmdr. Stephen Saunders, editor of Jane's Fighting Ships, explains what could have happened.
  • Sen. Burris Rejects Perjury Accusations
    U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) is on the defensive after his latest affidavit to the state House impeachment committee became public. He contends his statements were consistent despite three accounts of his contact with aides to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
  • Digital Frames Have Environmental Cost
    The cost of a digital frame has dropped below $20 and sales are picking up. But this could be bad news for the environment. If each U.S. family had one frame around the house, the country would need five new power plants to keep pace with the new demand for electricity.
  • Reducing Carbon Footprint Of New Gadgets
    The new gadgets in our lives are increasing the amount of electricity we use. Omar Gallaga, technology-culture correspondent for the Austin American-Statesman, discusses strategies for reducing the energy bills.
  • At 100, NAACP Chief Weighs Group's Role
    The NAACP turned 100 on Feb. 12. Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, talks about being a part of a new generation of African-American leaders, as well as his take on leading the NAACP on its centenary.
  • Gang Rape Pervasive Across Cambodia
    Some Cambodians see gang rape as an acceptable form of recreation for young men. One researcher says the experience of growing up under deprivations imposed by the Khmer Rouge may have had an effect on how parents relate to their sons.
  • Building The Curious Faces Of 'Benjamin Button'
    Effects-driven acting? Actor-fueled effects? The line between performance and technology has rarely been thinner than in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Laura Sydell goes behind the scenes with the FX gurus who helped make it happen.
  • Auto Executives Prepare To Outline Plans
    GM and Chrysler are set Tuesday to give detailed updates on their plans to restructure their business. In order to stay in the government's good graces and secure more aid the companies need, they need to impress.
  • In Mich., An Acclaimed Local Restaurant Closes
    In Fennville, Mich., the Journeyman Cafe earned top reviews as a local restaurant serving sustainable, organic food. In November, state tax authorities closed the Journeyman. Its founders and chefs say there was not enough money left over to pay taxes.

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