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On this day in 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution. Also, in 1947, a group of writers, producers and directors that became known as the "Hollywood Ten" was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry. And in 1971, hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom.
* Status report on our other occupation: Afghanistan.
* Shevardnadze resigns in Georgia.
* More on the injustice done to an American citizen in the name of terrorism.
* Republicans load bills with more spending costs to get them passed.
* Question of gay marriage shows acceptance of gays in society is up.
* The administration doesn't understand the whole concept of free trade. While Nicholas Kristof shows the faces of those affected by our trade policies.
* Army is planning major troop presence on the ground in Iraq through 2006, minimum.
* A quick lesson in Terrorism 101.
* What wins wars: intelligence or brute force?
* Americans claim to care about energy conservation, but they keep buying SUVs and other consumptive devices.
* Sure, fingerprints are useful for solving crime, but what about palmprints?
* Today's blast from the past: Uri Geller sues Nintendo over a Pokemon character.
* Saturday was also the 40th anniversary of the passing of C. S. Lewis.