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  • Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure Trove' For U.S.
    From its earliest days, al-Qaida leaders insisted on receipts for everything from floppy disks to explosives. Experts say that was the influence of Osama bin Laden, who earned an undergraduate degree in economics and public administration. That obsession with record-keeping has come back to haunt the organization.
  • Activists In Bahrain Lay Low After Crackdown
    For the past two and a half months, the government of Bahrain has brutally targeted opposition figures who led massive anti-government protests in February and March. Human rights groups say the government has now ruled it a crime to be against the government.
  • El Salvador Grapples With Upswing In Drug Traffic
    Mexican drug cartels are expanding into El Salvador, using local gang members as hit men, police say. The Salvadoran president calls the cartels a "very powerful enemy," but his government says the problem isn't out of hand. Others say if the cartels aren't stopped soon, it may be too late for El Salvador.
  • Mexican Teacher Praised For Protecting Students
    A kindergarten teacher in northern Mexico was honored Monday for her courage after a video showed her calmly instructing children to duck and cover as gunfire rattled outside their school.
  • 5 Years On: Heat, Mavericks Meet Again In NBA Finals
    The NBA Finals begin Tuesday night with the Miami Heat taking on the Dallas Mavericks. The last time the two teams met in the championship round, the Heat was victorious.
  • Energy, Sports Drinks Aren't So Healthy For Kids
    A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says caffeine is a no-no for children, so energy drinks should be off limits. Sugary sports beverages are also an issue. The doctors recommend that children drink water instead.
  • Sensorium: A Feast For The Senses And Memories
    Can you think of a favorite meal you really enjoyed? What if you could remember these special meals — the food and how it tastes? Chef Bryon Brown has created a theatrical dinner project in Washington, D.C. that uses memory science to help diners remember what they eat.
  • Airline Revenue Benefits From Add-On Fees
    Airlines around the world keep making more and more of their money from all those pesky fees. The Wall Street Journal reports on a study out Tuesday that says airline revenue from add-on fees jumped to nearly $22 billion dollars last year. That's up 38 percent from a year earlier.
  • Arts-Funding Site Gets 'Kickstart' From Business Bids
    For two years, the website Kickstarter.com has helped artists, musicians and filmmakers fund projects, encouraging a lot of people to make small donations. But recently, entrepreneurs have been launching new products on the site, something the company's founders never imagined.
  • 'Duke Nukem' Sequel To Debut Next Month
    The sequel to the macho hit videogame Duke Nukem from the 1990s will hit stores June 14. Gamers have been waiting 14 years for Duke Nukem Forever. Some fans even pre-ordered the game back in 1997.

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