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Afghan Headmaster Risks His Life to Give Girls an Education

Aziz Royesh opens the doors to Marefat High School every morning with one eye gazing toward his country’s future — and the other looking warily over his shoulder. All because his school provides an education to girls, as well as boys.

Stimulus $$$ Go to Fund 'Pervert' Revues, Kinky Porn?

The NEA may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night "pervert" revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.

Iran Police Beat Mourners Gathered at Memorial

Iranian police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters with batons to disperse thousands attending a memorial at the graveside of a woman whose killing made her an icon of the opposition movement.

U.S. Shifts Target of Drones From Al Qaeda to Taliban

In a major shift, the U.S. military is moving away from hunting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan with Predator drone aircraft and has instead started using the drones to battle the Taliban and other militants destabilizing the country

Baby Cut From Murdered Mother's Womb Found

A baby cut from the womb of her murdered mother in Massachusetts was found alive in New Hampshire, police said Wednesday night, and suspect is in custody

North Korea Seizes South Korean Fishing Vessel

North Korea seized a South Korean fishing boat early Thursday after it accidentally crossed the countries' sea border, a news report said.

Man May Hold Key to Watergate Tapes' Missing Minutes

An amateur Watergate sleuth has convinced the National Archives that there could be a novel way of solving the puzzle, using notes taken by Haldeman

Mosquitoes Deliver Malaria 'Vaccine' Through Bites

In a daring experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites through their bites.

So Much for 'Recess'

Congress set to go on break without passing health care reform — but that won't stop two sides from pressing case

Military Poised to Battle Flu

Pentagon prepares to help FEMA tackle potential outbreak of H1N1 virus this fall | VIDEO | FULL COVERAGE