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  • Iraqi Interpreters Grateful for U.S. Troops' Support
    Abood al-Khafajee considers himself lucky. A Marine captain for whom he was an interpreter in Iraq helped him and his family come to America. But others in al-Khafajee's family wonder why more Iraqi refugees aren't permitted to settle in the United States.
  • U.S. Investigates Food Supplier for Troops in Iraq
    Federal investigators reportedly are looking into the deals that several U.S. food companies made to supply the U.S. military in Iraq. The probe focuses on whether the companies set excessively high prices when they sold their goods to the Army's primary food contractor for the war zone.
  • Turkey Due to Vote on Iraqi Attack
    The Turkish parliament is due to vote to approve plans to cross Iraq's northern border to attack Kurdish militants. The U.S. urges restraint. Iraq's vice president held emergency talks in the Turkish capital, Ankara, to try to head off a clash.
  • Dalai Lama to Receive Congressional Gold Medal
    The Dalai Lama is to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. The Chinese government is not happy about the award or the warm reception the Dalai Lama is receiving from the Bush administration. The White House is trying to downplay the situation.
  • GOP Presidential Fundraising Struggles
    Republican presidential hopefuls were on the stump, thanking party donors who gave money to support the eventual nominee. It's a strange year in fundraising: all of the GOP contenders are struggling while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are flush with cash.
  • Poll Reflects Republican Divisions on SCHIP
    A majority of Republicans polled by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, said they support the SCHIP bill — but a majority also disapprove of Congress overriding the president's veto.
  • New Stubborn Ear Infection Resistant to Drugs
    Doctors in Rochester, N.Y., discover a new strain of bacteria that is causing ear infections in children. They report in The Journal of the American Medical Association that it's resistant to every antibiotic approved to treat common infections.
  • Cablevision Deal Is in Jeopardy
    The largest shareholder in Cablevision indicated it may vote against a buyout deal. If it does, the deal will collapse, again. Cablevision was founded by the Dolan family. They made a $10.6 billion offer to buy out the company. But some shareholders say the Dolans' bid is too low.
  • China's Stock Market Rallies to Record High
    China's benchmark Shanghai Index closed over 6,000 points for the first time. Some analysts say the market is heading for a significant correction. But investors continue to pile on, believing the government won't let the market crash ahead of next year's Olympic Games.
  • Nepotism: Wrong for the Workplace?
    Some managers say nepotism is good for the workplace, because we're hardwired to look after our family and friends. But it conflicts so fundamentally with the basic American values of egalitarianism and merit that some companies have instituted formal anti-nepotism codes.

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