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  • Iraqi Forces Take Lead in Battle Near Najaf
    Iraqi-led forces launched an offensive on a previously unknown militant group Sunday. At least 200 Iraqi militants died and a U.S. helicopter was shot down, killing two Americans on board.
  • Conservatives Eye Wide-Open Presidential Field
    Who will carry the flag for conservative Republicans in the 2008 presidential race. Will it be Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney? Arizona Sen. John McCain? Or someone else?
  • A New Semester at Northwestern High
    At a high school in Baltimore, two teachers take very different approaches to the start of a new semester. It's a chance to make a fresh start for some teachers, but also a confusing time, as new schedules upend their routines.
  • At Age 42, He's in the Army Now
    Russell Dilling always wanted to join the military. So when the Army raised the age limit last year to attract more recruits, Dilling signed up. He's 42, twice divorced, with four grown kids. Is this the new face of the Army?
  • Environmental Groups Fight Plan for LNG Terminal
    Imports are one way to meet increased demand for natural gas in the U.S. How to store it presents a challenge. A plan to build a liquified natural-gas terminal in the middle of Long Island Sound proves divisive.
  • US Airways Raises Stakes in Delta Bid
    US Airways is prepared to up the ante in its bid for Delta Air Lines. The Wall Street Journal says the $10.8 billion bid is aimed at Delta's creditors, who have remained unimpressed with previous offers.
  • Microsoft Opens Up 'Vista' Operating System
    Microsoft is about to unveil its first new operating system in a number of years, amid much fanfare. But a big question remains: Is Vista any good?
  • Most 'Vista' Sales Likely with New PCs
    What are the advantages and drawbacks of Microsoft's Vista operating system? Early reviews say the software delivers some real improvements, but upgrading your current computer isn't for everyone.
  • The Birth of the Computer Virus
    The first computer virus was created in 1982 by Rich Skrenta, who was 15 at the time and only wanted a way to share computer games with friends. He wrote a program called Elk Cloner that could be transferred from a floppy disk to a computer hard drive, where it would lay in wait for another floppy disk to be inserted.
  • White House Race Gets Crowded Fast
    So many candidates have come out of the woodwork, that the question of who is running for president in 2008 has already overshadowed what is happening in the newly elected Congress.

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