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  • Iran Stifles Opposition Following Disputed Election
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is basking in victory following Iran's disputed election. Supporters of Ahmadinejad's rival, Mir Hossein Mousavi, fought police and shouted their opposition to an election they say was stolen.
  • Netanyahu Puts Restrictions On A Palestinian State
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech in Jerusalem Sunday in which he endorsed a Palestinian state, but only if it had no army and recognized Israel as a Jewish State.
  • Economic Crisis Jeopardizes Global Health
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces Monday a $20 billion initiative to support women and children in developing countries whose health has been jeopardized by the global economic crisis. President Obama already has stepped up with a call for an increase in maternal and child health funding to half a billion dollars.
  • Ad Agency Finds 2-For-1 Deal In Downturn
    To make it through the recession, some companies are throwing out the workplace rule book. One small New York advertising agency has opened its doors to the industry's many unemployed workers, offering them office space to look for work. And in the process, it's making use of their skills.
  • Obama, Berlusconi To Meet At White House
    President Obama meets Monday at the White House with Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi arrives amid a scandal that's front-page news in Italy. It centers on questions about his relationship with a teenage starlet.
  • Going Gluten-Free At Age 13
    Jacob Rosenblum has celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that keeps his body from processing foods with wheat gluten. Even though he can't eat his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on wheat bread anymore, or most cereals, his family is finding new ways to cook gluten-free and keep him healthy.
  • A Better Life Through Home Dialysis
    After several months of spending three hours a day, three times a week at the dialysis center, Christopher Moore started using a home dialysis machine. Now the 28-year-old has not only found more time to enjoy life, but has also seen his health improve.
  • Six Flags Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
    The amusement park company says it needs to reorganize and shed $1.8 billion of debt. Six Flags operates 20 theme parks, and lures about 25 million visitors a year. It has been struglling under a mountain of debt.
  • Life As A Bond: How To Manage And Make Money
    Jonathan Clements, author of a new book about helping ordinary people make money, says financial advice is often too narrowly focused on stocks, bonds and mutual funds without considering the individual's entire financial life. A job with a regular paycheck, he says, is like getting interest from a bond.
  • Jonas Brothers: 'Lines, Vines And Trying Times'
    The fourth album by the Jonas Brothers is released world wide this week amid speculation that the trio's popularity is declining among younger people. However, their new album may appeal to even older audiences. The brothers say the album's sound was influenced by a musical great that they recently spent time with: Neil Diamond.

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