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  • Arizona TB Patient Jailed as a Public Health Menace
    Robert Daniels is locked up in a bare room in the jail unit of a hospital in Phoenix. Daniels has extensively drug-resistant TB and mishandled his treatment. He is now forced to stay in the hospital until he's no longer contagious.
  • For Empty Water Bottles, There's an Afterlife
    Used water bottles are becoming a hot commodity. Enterprising recyclers, known as "reclaimers," are salvaging the polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, in plastic and turning a profit selling the material.
  • U.N. Torture Report Dismays Jordan
    Human rights organizations have long accused Arab governments of torture. Jordan, which became the first Arab state to host a U.N. investigaton of torture, is not pleased with the results.
  • Hurricane Season Sparks Survival Training
    As hurricane season begins, Katrina survivors along the Mississippi coast — many still living in FEMA trailers — attend a workshop sponsored by the Mental Health Association to learn new coping skills.
  • 'Sopranos' Spoilers Hard to Avoid
    The series finale of The Sopranos is a hot water-cooler topic. But many who planned to watch the last episode of the long-running HBO show by tape, TiVo or rerun are now trying to avoid hearing how it all wrapped up.
  • Clinton Stumps for Higher Fuel Standards
    Speaking to union workers in Detroit, Sen. Hillary Clinton says automakers should accept tougher fuel economy standards in exchange for government help with the costly burden of retiree health care.
  • Senate to Debate Higher Fuel Standards
    A new energy bill sets up a Senate debate on a measure to increase fuel economy standards. It would require that cars, trucks and SUVs achieve an average of 35 miles per gallon by 2020. That's 10 miles per gallon over current levels.
  • Got a Question? Ask a Ninja
    The creators of "Ask a Ninja," a series of videos with millions of viewers on the Internet, hope to turn their recent Web awards into financial success. The series features a masked character delivering advice — with a humorous twist.
  • Is the True Audience for Talent Shows Online?
    This year's American Idol finale drew almost 31 million viewers. Not bad. But it might be more efficient to take your act online. On YouTube, a badly shot video of a guy doing a dance-comedy routine in a T-shirt and jeans has been seen more than 50 million times.
  • Poll: Rural Vote No Longer a Lock for Republicans
    A new national poll suggests rural Americans are no longer reliably Republican, and the Bush administration's conduct of the war in Iraq seems mainly to blame.

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