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  Another Memorial Day at war

Jon Meacham reflects on why war feels distant to so many Americans — and why the burden of military sacrifice weighs heavily on so few.

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  A wounded veteran, now an athlete, helps soldiers cope with their wounds

Scott Winkler thought his life was over when he came home from the Iraq War in a wheelchair in 2003. Paralympic sports gave him hope and a desire to live. Now an American record holder in the shot put and a favorite for the 2010 Paralympic Games in London, Scott has turned his attention to helping his former soldiers.

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  Jeffrey Gettleman on the prospects for peace and stability in East Africa

The New York Times East Africa bureau chief talks about how Africans view Moammar Gadhafi, and the chance for a successful transition of power in Africa’s newest country, South Sudan.

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  Cracking the code: Defending against the superweapons of the 21st century cyberwar

Need to Know delves into the story of Stuxnet, the sophisticated and devastating computer virus that may launch a 21st century global arms race.

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  Crisis mappers: Mobile technology helps disaster victims worldwide

A breakthrough technology that uses cell phones to aid people in disasters is now being used to help victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest, the earthquake in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East.

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  Across the border, far from home

Although the standoff in Ivory Coast following the presidential elections has ended, violence among the rival groups continues, and it has created a humanitarian crisis along the border with Liberia. Tens of thousands have fled into Liberia, where rural camps have sprung up.

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  Look no further: The military’s detainee abuse investigation task force

In a joint investigation with the Nation Institute Investigative Fund, Need to Know reveals the inner workings of a little-known U.S. military task force charged with examining cases of detainee abuse in Iraq.

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A Nigeria divided: Post-election violence

Nigeria’s recent presidential election triggered massive post-election violence in the northern part of the country. VII photographer Benedicte Kurzen brings these photos and videos from the ground.

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Could Gadhafi be charged with using rape as a weapon?

When rebels retook the tallest building in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata late last month, they found a message, spelled out in green Arabic graffiti, from the government troops who had been occupying the building: “If we survive, we are warning you gays and dogs. We will not forgive anybody from Misrata. We will [...]