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  • Afghan President Decries Attack, Civilian Deaths
    Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai condemns the deaths of civilians shot by American troops. At least a dozen Afghans died near the eastern city of Jalabad when American troops opened fire Sunday after a suicide bomber struck their convoy.
  • Deadly Baghdad Bombing Punctuates Security Push
    About 1,200 U.S. and Iraqi forces have begun a security push in Sadr City, an impoverished part of Baghdad. Elsewhere in the capital, a suicide car bomb killed at least 26 people in a busy commercial district.
  • Guardsmen Head for Iraq, Bid Farewell to Family
    Another large group of National Guard members leaves Southern California on Monday, bound for a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. Meanwhile, a new report says war deployments are taking their toll on Guard units nationwide.
  • Sam Brownback, 'Bleeding-Heart Conservative'
    Presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback embraces conservative social issues — he is strongly anti-abortion. But the Kansas Republican also talks about subjects dear to liberals, like stopping the killing of refugees in Darfur.
  • Researchers Investigate Weight-Puberty Link
    Girls who were overweight as children might be reaching puberty earlier. But which comes first? Researchers are trying to figure out whether increased body fat causes early puberty, or puberty causes weight gain.
  • Political Questions Surround Prosecutor's Firing
    A recently fired U.S. prosecutor believes he was terminated because he didn't indict state-level Democratic politicians before the November 2006 Congressional elections. Sunday, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) admitted that he was one of the callers.
  • Board Conflict Prompts NAACP President to Resign
    NAACP President Bruce Gordon resigned from the organization Sunday, after just 19 months on the job. Many hoped he would lead the venerable civil rights organization in a new direction. Gordon cited conflicts with the NAACP's board as his reason for leaving.
  • Former Missouri Sen. Eagleton Dies at 77
    Missouri's governor ordered flags to half-staff in honor of former Democratic Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who died Sunday at 77. Eagleton served as George McGovern's running mate in 1972, until it was discovered that he had been hospitalized for depression.
  • Asian Stock Markets Resume Decline
    It could be another volatile week for investors. Tokyo's Nikkei average lost more than 3 percent Monday. Shares in Hong Kong and South Korea also declined.
  • Millions of Taxpayers Miss Claiming Tax Credit
    A surprising number of Americans passed on a nearly automatic tax refund this year. More than 10 million taxpayers who have filed already failed to claim the credit. That includes many who used tax professional to prepare their returns.

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