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Monday, October 1, 2007

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  • Blackwater Firings Detailed in Report
    The private security contractor Blackwater USA has fired 122 people over the past three years for reasons ranging from misuse of weapons to violent behavior. The details emerged from a report released by a congressional committee investigating Blackwater.
  • Roles for Women in U.S. Army Expand
    Pentagon rules dictate that women may not be assigned to ground combat units. But the nature of the Iraq war has led to a blurring of distinction between front-line and rear areas, and more women are finding themselves in the thick of battle.
  • Courting Justice Kennedy's 'Swing' Vote
    As the "swing" judge on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy has to fend off people from the left and the right who wish to influence his thinking. Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin imagine how that might play out.
  • In Japan, Going Solar Costly Despite Market Surge
    Although Japanese solar energy companies have begun to turn profits, household consumers are still wary of taking the expensive plunge of purchasing solar panels as government assistance dwindles.
  • Covering the War Against IEDs
    Washington Post correspondent Rick Atkinson is taking an in-depth look at the U.S. military's fight against improvised explosive devices. He discusses his newspaper series.
  • New Radiohead CD to Debut Online
    In Rainbows, Radiohead's first album since 2005, will appear online Oct. 10, with a specially-boxed CD/LP set to follow in December. The band is working without a label and the album will debut on the Radiohead Web site.
  • Alexie's 'Absolutely True Diary'
    The multi-dimensional writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie offers a novel for young adults. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian follows a 14-year-old from a reservation in the Northwest.
  • Author Uncertain About 'Dark' Leap to Big Screen
    Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising series of young-adult books was published more than 30 years ago. A Hollywood version debuts this week. But a recent visit with the author finds that fantasy doesn't always translate easily into film.
  • Giuliani's Abortion Views Risk Third-Party Revolt
    A group of leading religious conservatives are hinting that if former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is the GOP nominee, they will bolt to a third-party candidate. Giuliani supports a woman's right to an abortion.
  • Do Polls Miss Views of the Young & Mobile?
    Barack Obama's campaign has claimed that polls do not capture their support among young voters, who tend to use cell phones exclusively. Pollsters say results aren't skewed yet, but they are rethinking their methodology as more people ditch their landlines.

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