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  • In The Missouri Senate Race, Who's The Insider?
    After four terms in the Senate, Missouri Republican Christopher Bond is retiring. For Democrats, it could be a rare chance to pick up a seat. But the mood in the country is decidedly anti-politician, and Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan hails from one of Missouri's best-known political families. At the same time, her Republican rival, Roy Blunt, has been a member of the House for 14 years.
  • Favre Doesn't Address Allegations After Game
    The Minesotta Vikings lost a close Monday night football game to the New York Jets 29-22. It marked wide receiver Randy Moss' first game this year in a Vikings' uniform. Reporters tried -- without success -- to get quarterback Brett Favre to discuss allegations that he sent racy messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008.
  • American Editor Brings U.S. Savvy To Jihad Outreach
    Samir Khan, a former North Carolinian, is believed to be behind an al-Qaida English-language magazine released this summer with snazzy articles and headlines. The magazine sparked a frenzy of activity among counterterrorism officials in Washington because it seemed so American.
  • 'Nueva York' Exhibit Tells A South-North Story
    The first known Hispanic immigrant came to New York City from the island of Hispaniola in 1613, and that was only the beginning.  An exhibit at New York's El Museo del Barrio looks at the city's Hispanic influences from the 1600s to 1945.
  • In The Mideast, An Online Music Site With A Message
    A new website dedicated to underground  music from the Arab and Islamic world hopes to be a MySpace for musicians pushing for social change. Fans of hits like "I Shot You Babe" -- an Iraqi ditty based on the Sonny and Cher tune -- can find it on the Bahrain-based Mideast Tunes site.
  • Tense Political Climate Precedes Vote In Bahrain
    The tiny Persian Gulf kingdom holds parliamentary elections on Oct. 23. But political changes made by the country's Sunni Muslim rulers to give the Shiite majority more rights could be offset by recent crackdowns targeting Shiite militants.
  • Google Invests In Offshore Wind Farms
    Google has formed a partnership with two other firms to build underwater power cables off the Atlantic coast from New Jersey to Virginia. The idea is to connect offshore wind farms -- which are still to be built -- to the East Coast electrical grid.
  • Gap Drops New Logo; Back To White On Navy Blue
    Gap last week changed its iconic blue and white logo -- the one it had used for two decades. But the new logo for the clothing retailer wasn't well received. In a statement, the company said it made a mistake and will return to the old logo.
  • In Search Of Charging Stations For Electric Cars
    The futuristic world of the electric car may finally be here. The first mass-produced electric vehicles for sale in the United States are being released over the next few months, but what's missing are places to charge up.
  • Famed D.C. Bookstore Co-Owner Carla Cohen Dies
    A business owner who created something special in the world of books has died. Carla Cohen, the co-founder of Politics & Prose, died Monday. When Cohen opened her business in 1984, discount and chain booksellers already were overtaking neighborhood bookstores. Yet she built a store that's five times the size it was when it opened.

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