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Monday, June 30, 2008

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  • Mugabe Cold-Shouldered At African Summit
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has attended the African Union summit a day after being sworn in for a new term. The BBC's Elizabeth Blunt says people inside the summit said few spoke to Mugabe, and no one congratulated him on his election win.
  • Obama Seeks To Reassure Voters On Patriotism
    Democrat Barack Obama says he won't question the patriotism of others during the presidential race, and blames his own "carelessness" for some criticism of him. The speech is part of an effort to reassure voters about his commitment to the country.
  • Anglican Conservatives Step Back From Split Threat
    Anglican conservatives headed into a conference in Jerusalem last week with angry rhetoric and veiled threats of a split. But as their conference ends, they went only so far as to call for a church within a church, something that is unlikely to fly.
  • Shot-Putter Nelson Makes Third Olympics
    Shot-putter Adam Nelson has been picked to participate in the Olympics for a third time. In the final round of the shot put in Eugene, Ore., this weekend, he took third place with a 20.89-meter toss. Nelson is a two-time Olympic silver medalist.
  • Tailwind Bars Sprinter From Claiming New Record
    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay ran the fastest-ever 100-meter sprint this weekend. But his 9.66 seconds won't go down as a world record because of tailwind. Dave Johnson, of the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame, discusses how a tailwind helps sprinters.
  • Jacob Riis: Shedding Light On NYC's 'Other Half'
    Through photos and writings documenting poverty in New York City in the late 19th century, a Danish immigrant became a famous campaigner against slum housing. Two new books tell the story of Jacob Riis, a social reformer and natural showman.
  • A Vintage Photography Flash Lamp In Action
    Jacob Riis, a writer and photographer who exposed poverty in late 19th century New York City, used crude tools to light up his subjects. He ignited magnesium powder with a pistol, and later a frying pan. A vintage photography hobbyist demonstrates a flash lamp similar to Riis'.
  • Oil Development Plans Meet With Resistance In Iraq
    Iraq's Oil Ministry announced Monday that it is opening six prime oil-producing regions to long-term development by international oil companies. Iraqi opposition leaders have denounced the plans, saying they put the country's oil wealth into Western hands.
  • Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuits Name U.S. Workers
    Lawsuits will be filed in the U.S. on behalf of four Iraqis who say they were tortured at Abu Ghraib prison. The suits name employees of U.S. firms CACI and L-3 Titan. Lawyers have been meeting with their clients in Turkey to prepare the suits.
  • Police Detain Hundreds In China Over Protests
    Police in Weng'an, China, have detained hundreds of people for allegedly setting fire to police and government buildings in an outburst of anger over the suspected police cover-up of a teenage girl's death.

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