* IEDs responsible for majority of war deaths.
* Amnesty International targets Brazil for human rights violations.
* Wal-Mart ponders how to cut employee benefits.
* The Minutemen are expanding their patrols.
* New breakthroughs in laser technology.
* Mapping the differences in DNA between people.
* The White House takes aim at the Onion.
BANnewsNotes with some revealing pictures from Iraq.