Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, shown talking with a reporter in Jefferson City, Mo., in February, is the leading Democrat in the race to replace retiring Sen. Kit Bond.
Protesters from Amnesty International in Hong Kong demonstrate in March 2009 against the death penalty in China. The human-rights group says China executed more than 1,700 people in 2008, roughly three-quarters of the world total.
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Humboldt County, Calif., is home to the Karuk tribe. Many of the tribe's members and others who live in the area have had to leave because of the lack of Internet access, which often hinders business growth.