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  • Rice Cautious on Mideast Peace Progress
    The secretary of State's West Bank visit with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas follows a Sunday meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. She continues to set low expectations for a November peace conference in Maryland.
  • Disabled Often Carry Out Afghan Suicide Missions
    There have been at least 110 suicide attacks in Afghanistan this year. An Afghan doctor who conducts bombers' autopsies says that up to 80 percent of suicide bombers in Kabul are disabled.
  • U.S. Mulls Iraqi Demand to Expel Blackwater
    The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad considers the Iraqi government's demand that Blackwater USA be expelled from the country within six months. Iraqi investigators say Blackwater opened fire without provocation in a Baghdad square, killing 17 Iraqi civilians. The FBI has launched its own investigation.
  • In the Philippines, Religion and Nature Collide
    Many Catholics in the Philippines see natural disasters as acts of God. But a growing number of religious groups there and elsewhere in the world are encouraging worshippers to give God a hand by caring for the environment.
  • Atlanta Shooting Suspect to Use Insanity Defense
    Jury selection begins in Atlanta in the trial of Brian Nichols, the man charged with killing four people as he escaped from the Fulton County Court House in March 2005. Nichols' attorneys said they would raise the insanity defense.
  • Hopefuls Court South Carolina's Black Voters
    At this early point in the 2008 presidential campaign, South Carolina's African-American voters get special attention from the Democratic presidential contenders. Churches, hair salons and barber shops are sure venues to stump for votes.
  • California Grapples with Water Shortage
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger calls a special session of the legislature to deal with the state's biggest water shortage in 15 years. Arid conditions set the stage for huge cuts in water shipments to southern California farms and residences.
  • Banks to Create Mortgage Securities Rescue Fund
    Three of the country's largest banks are expected to create a large rescue fund to ease the pain on mortgages securities. The plan, backed by the Treasury Department, is designed to assure investors that it's OK to put more money into the troubled credit market.
  • Web Addresses Available in Other Languages
    The Internet has long been dominated by English, but that's about to change. Starting Monday, Web users will be able to test Internet addresses in 11 languages that don't use the Roman alphabet.
  • Fox Unveils Business Channel for Middle America
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. launches Fox Business Channel Monday amid hopes of a looser and more accessible style than its main competitor. It says its coverage will take a friendly attitude toward business.

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