Friday, August 17, 2007

friday reads

Jose Padilla has been found guilty in court and faces possible life in prison, but forensic psychiatrist Dr. Angela Hegarty explains after interviewing him that Padilla already paid the ultimate price through torture -- he's lost his mind.

The number of U.S. troops in Iraq could jump to 171,000 this fall — a record high for the war — as military leaders expect stepped-up insurgent attacks timed to a progress report from American commanders in Baghdad.

Vladimir Putin today ordered the Russian air force to resume the cold war practice of long-range flights by strategic bombers.

Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act.

For years, the military has been warning that soldiers' blogs could pose a security threat by leaking sensitive wartime information. But a series of online audits, conducted by the Army, suggests that official Defense Department websites post material that's far more potentially harmful than blogs do. took the top prize in the Military Reporters and Editors annual journalism awards for its investigation into the death of former NFL star Pat Tillman, who died at the hands of friendly fire in 2004 while serving in Afghanistan.

Jenna knocked up by Elmo?

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