Iraqis inspect the site of an alleged U.S. airstrike in Baghdad's Sadr City, March 29, 2008. Last week, the website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 once-secret U.S. military field reports related to the war in Iraq that may provide answers to many unanswered questions. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqis Hope WikiLeaks Will Shed Light On Brutal Past

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Smokestack Shuffle Wynton Marsalis
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Cory Doctorow's With a Little Help will be available online with four different covers, including this one by Frank Wu, and in limited edition hardcover. Enlarge for full cover. Frank Wu hide caption

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Sci-Fi's Cory Doctorow Separates Self-Publishing Fact From Fiction

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A programmable LED pumpkin at hacker space HacDC, in Washington, D.C., designed by member David Kaufman. Many Halloween purists prefer to design, rather than buy, high-tech ghouls, goblins and ghosts. Jacob Fenston for NPR hide caption

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High-Tech Ghouls Haunt Stores, Homes

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Monster Mash Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
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'Tea Party Express' Shakes Up GOP And The Movement

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Big Fat Hen Wynton Marsalis Quartet
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WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN' GOING ON JERRY LEE LEWIS
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China's Vice President Xi Jinping (shown here in Tokyo in December 2009) has been promoted to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission. It's a stepping stone to becoming the country's next leader. But his appointment is seen as a sign that political reform is not on the horizon. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Momentum Slows For Political Reform In China

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UPS, FedEx and Coca-Cola are among the companies using hybrid trucks in their fleets. Here, a hydraulic-hybrid UPS delivery truck is shown in Philadelphia in 2006. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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New Rules Fuel Push For Hybrid Big Rigs

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Screaming Females: DIY In New Brunswick

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