* Kofi Annan speaks out on what he's learned as secretary general of the U.N.
* Listing the failures of the 109th Congress.
* It there a price hike in the work for Metro rail?
* How gender bias increases poverty worldwide.
* Will Maryland ban smoking?
* Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph says supermax will drive him insane.
* Italian police take on "the Beasts of Satan."
* High noon for high definition.
* Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet passed away.
* Actor and cartoon voice Sid Raymond passed away.
Courtesy rshackleford: Colbert Accepts Decemberists' Counter-challenge! Oh, wow.