Journalists Euna Lee, Laura Ling and Roxanna Saberi are all still captives of foreign regimes. Ling and Lee have just been charged with espionage by North Korea; and Saberi was found guilty of spying by Iran and has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Global economic woes continue, as Spain's jobless rate doubled in a year to recently top 17%.
Al Gore and Newt Gingrich took opposite sides of the environmental argument on Friday on the Hill as Congress takes up a climate change bill.
A Dutch study has found that lesbians are more prone to depression and insomnia than heterosexual women.
Tomorrow's World Malaria Day got a solid boost from celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey promising big-ticket donations. The goal is to provide access to mosquito nets and medicines across all of Africa by 2010, and to eradicate malaria altogether by 2015.
This week's Earth Day served as an opportunity to out the auto, coal and oil industries for ignoring science in its decades-long lobbying against any environmental restraints.
The Taliban took control of a second area in northern Pakistan, the district of Buner which is less than 70 miles from the capital, Islamabad. In response, the Pakistani government has deployed troops to the area.
A strain of swine flu has caused dozens of human deaths in Mexico.
The New Hampshire Senate's Judiciary Committee has rejected a bill that would have moved same-sex marriage forward in the Granite State.
Democrats are divided on the issue of investigating Bush Administration officials involved in the torture of detainees. The Obama Administration agreed late yesterday to release photos of torture victims. Rachel Maddow did a nice round-up of the week's goings on last night:
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Angelina Jolie is partnering with lesbian crime writer Patricia Cromwell to make movies out of her books.