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  • Bosnian-Serb War Fugitive Arrested After 13 Years
    In Serbia, one of the world's most wanted war criminals was arrested Monday. Radovan Karadzic, the former leader of Serb nationalist forces in Bosnia, was captured in a raid. He had been a fugitive since his indictment on war crimes charges more than a decade ago.
  • Belgrade Journalist: Karadzic Hid In Plain Sight
    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was arrested Monday in Serbia on genocide and other war crimes charges. He had evaded capture for more than a decade. Dejan Anastasijevic, a Serbian journalist in Belgrade, says Karadzic had been hiding in plain sight.
  • Chinese Open Homes To Olympic Tourists
    Beijing has built a lot of fancy new hotels to accommodate throngs of visitors expected for the summer Olympic Games. But culturally curious visitors also have the option of staying with a local family. Hundreds of Beijing households will open their doors to foreign visitors for a modest fee.
  • Many Chinese Athletes Find No Glory In Retirement
    With little education, and training regimes that impose lifelong damage on their bodies, athletes from China's national sports system frequently find disability, poverty and unemployment in retirement.
  • A Soldier Who Documented Lives In Conflict
    When Cpl. Jason Bogar was killed in action in Afghanistan, he left behind a family in Seattle — and a wide-ranging record of his tours of duty. Bogar took numerous photos and videos of families he met in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • After Meetings In Iraq, Obama Travels To Jordan
    Barack Obama had a fruitful day of meetings Monday in Iraq with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and top U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is expected Tuesday in Jordan.
  • With Obama Away, McCain Polishes Domestic Plans
    Barack Obama has been making news traveling around the Middle East in an effort to strengthen his foreign policy experience. John McCain is at home polishing his credentials on domestic economic issues.
  • GM Launches Partnerships For Electric Chevy
    Deborah Amos has this morning's business news.
  • Cholesterol Study Sinks Drug Makers' Stocks
    A study released Monday of adults with heart disease found no evidence that using cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia lowers heart-valve disease. The study's results sent shares of the companies that make the drugs tumbling.
  • Vote On Housing Rescue Bill Looms In Congress
    This week, Congress votes on a bill that would help homeowners facing foreclosure. The measure may also include a Bush administration plan to help mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. How might the proposed measure help homeowners?

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