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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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  • Understanding Sen. Kennedy's Cancer Diagnosis
    Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant glioma, a type of brain cancer. Dr. Andrew Norden of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston talks about the treatment and prognosis of malignant gliomas.
  • Iraqi Army Secures Sadr City
    Iraqi government forces have moved into the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City in northeast Baghdad. The operation was launched after an agreement was reached between the government and supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Sadr loyalists have battled the Iraqi army off and on for the past seven weeks.
  • Chinese Sleep in Tents for Fear of Big Aftershock
    Residents of Chengdu, China, flocked to buy tents Tuesday after announcements that the area could be hit by a giant aftershock from last week's earthquake. Thousands fled their homes even as seismologists reassured people that the city was not in imminent danger.
  • Damaged Dam Raises Flood Fears for Dujiangyan
    Dujiangyan is famous for its ancient irrigation system — which was built about 2,300 years ago. But the massive earthquake that devastated this Chinese city also damaged a huge hydropower dam upstream. There are fears that if the dam fails, a bigger disaster would follow.
  • Aid Coordinator Says Situation Is Dire in Myanmar
    Jean Sebastian Matte, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, says many people in Myanmar who are in desperate need of aid haven't received any. While there has been no outbreak of disease yet, he says that respiratory illnesses and diarrhea are growing more common in the storm-ravaged country.
  • Canadian Timber Industry Hurt by U.S. Housing Bust
    The Canadian soft-wood lumber industry is in freefall. Sawmills are closing or switching to partial schedules, and unions are screaming for government aid to the affected communities. The reason? The American housing bust. But Canadian timber workers are angry at the U.S. for other reasons, too.
  • High-End Homes Sold as Art
    With the housing market in shambles, certain properties are being pitched with more than "charming" and "must see inside." They're being auctioned as art. Of course, it helps when they have a name of a famous architect attached to them.
  • Detectives Search Manson Ranch for Murder Victims
    Sheriffs' detectives in Inyo County, Calif., believe a one-time hideout of the notorious Charles Manson clan may be concealing the bodies of murder victims from nearly 40 years ago. The detectives are converging Tuesday on the Barker Ranch with shovels and high-tech ground-penetrating radar to search for graves.
  • Google, Apple Go Head to Head in Ultimate Frisbee
    Every few weeks during the spring, stalwarts of the Internet economy — companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Yahoo — meet on an open field to shout out their brand loyalties and throw things at each other. It's not the downturn in the economy that has blood pressures high. It's ultimate Frisbee.
  • Kennedy's Political Future Uncertain
    Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with malignant brain cancer. In his eighth full term, he is the third longest serving senator in U.S. history. Many of his fellow lawmakers — both Democrat and Republican — are offering prayers and support for the 76-year-old.

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