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National Public Radio Stories
India Lowers HIV Estimate; Part of Wider Trend
India has released a new estimate of HIV infections that is about half of the 5 million people previously thought to have contracted the disease. Similar results have come from surveys in 30 other countries, raising questions about the reliability of the global estimates of HIV and AIDS.
Dunya Mikhail: 'The War Works Hard'
War is a recurring theme for poet Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi exile who fled her country after being placed on Saddam Hussein's enemies list. Her poem "The War Works Hard" offers an ironic take on the meaning and consequence of war.
Water Flows in Los Angeles Despite Drought
Los Angeles is in the grips of its driest year on record. But even as the city sizzles in the first big heat wave, there is only a modest effort under way to conserve water. Despite a call by city officials to conserve water by 10 percent, citizens are looking out for their lush lawns.
Libby May Avoid Probation
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby only has his two-year probation left to deal with in the CIA-leak case. President Bush commuted his 30-month prison term; and Libby already paid his $250,000 fine. But the judge who sentenced Libby suggested that federal law may not permit supervised release without serving prison time.
Many Border Patrol Recruits Live Far Away
A massive recruiting campaign is under way to bolster border patrols. The Bush administration hopes to have more than 18,000 border agents by the end of next year. That requires 6,000 new agents, and not all of them live anywhere near the border.
Microsoft Takes $1 Billion Charge for Warranty
Microsoft announces it will take a $1 billion charge to expand the warranty for its Xbox 360 video game consoles. The company says too many of the machines have succumbed to "general hardware failure." Microsoft is extending the warranty on the machines to three years.
YouTube Guitar Lessons Pulled in Copyright Spat
Thousands of guitar students lost a valuable resource last week. The most popular guitar teacher on YouTube saw his more than 100 videos yanked from the site. The reason: a music company accused him of copyright infringement for an instructional video on how to play a Rolling Stones song.
Caught in a Car Lease? Sites Offer Some Relief
Leasing has become a popular way for drivers to get into the car or truck of their dreams. But for those dreaming of a different car, fees and penalties often await. Many new Web sites promise to match people who want out of their automobile leases with people looking to lease.