A man reads Granma newspaper in Havana on Monday, the day the government announced it will cast off at least 500,000 state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help people find new jobs.
This computer illustration shows a kidney stone in the renal pelvis. Although a major component of kidney stones is calcum, a new study shows that a calcium-rich diet may help inhibit their development.
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Nebraska officials unveiled the lethal injection chamber at Nebraska State Penitentiary in July. Nebraska is one of the 33 states that use the three-drug cocktail in executions.
Afghans walk past a branch of Kabul Bank in the capital on Wednesday. Shareholders met this week to decide the fate of the bank after suspected irregularities raised concerns over the country's biggest private financial institution.
Almost half of sugar consumed in the U.S. comes from sugar beets. But legal action facing the USDA may prevent genetically modified sugar beets from being grown in the U.S., which would severely curtail sugar output.