* Journalists avoid reporting on the Mexican drug cartels, under fear of death.
* "Special interests are flooding state Supreme Court races with millions of dollars to try to tip the courts in their direction."
* China overtakes Japan as the world's second largest economy. The German economy is also doing well. The BBC gives us a status report on world economies.
* When the hardcore right wing talks about 'wanting their country back,' you should ask, who do you think they're talking about taking it back from.
* Meanwhile, on the surface of the sun...
* "A new study reports that the physical variance among dog breeds is determined by differences in only about seven genetic regions."
* 'The life of 85-million-year-old "Sea Monster."'
* Fighting to save an Inuit language.