"The southern hinterland beyond Tyre has become a killing zone. Here the dead lie under the rubble of houses destroyed in air strikes and the wounded die in the streets for lack of medical attention."
"Ten months after Hurricane Katrina, the city still does not have a reliable electrical system."
* The Israel-Lebanon war: Fears of a 'humanitarian disaster.' Israeli troops feel a sense of moral clarity.
* Further reading: NPR's series on the troubled history of the Middle East and the West.
* Ethiopian troops expand in Somalia. P.S. guess who is backing them?
* Phoenix struggles with two serial killers.
* Bolton is back up for confirmation.
* Senators call for Bush to block a loophole in the charity tax code.
* The administration quietly changes NASA's mission statement.
* Jellyfish invasion.
* A biologist writes about reconciling faith and science.
* Women take more of a role in TV news.
* The author of the new James Bond novel remains a mystery.
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