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In other news, five U.S. soldiers died in a suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq, and clashes between U.S. forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan left 27 insurgents dead.
In other news, the death toll from Monday's earthquake in central Italy continued to rise and a bomb near a sacred Baghdad shrine killed at least seven people and wounded 20.
By PBS NewsHour
Rattled and slowed by repeated aftershocks, rescuers are continuing their hunt for people who may still be alive in the rubble of buildings in central Italy after Monday's devastating earthquake.
In other news, a federal judge dismissed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption conviction and Vermont's state legislature voted to override the governor's veto of a bill allowing same-sex marriages.
Italy's rescue mission continued Tuesday in villages hit by Monday's earthquake as strong aftershocks rippled through the quake zone, hampering the urgent search efforts.
Italian officials and international aid groups continue to struggle to help the injured and recover the victims from Monday morning's earthquake that measured 6.3 on the Richter scale. Following an update from the field, a geological expert analyzes the event.
By Arts Desk
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles announced Monday a new collaboration with the Archaeology Museum in Florence, Italy to bring artifacts from the Italian museum to museum-goers in California.
U.S. war planes killed the suspected head of al-Qaida in Somalia and as many as 30 other people Thursday in overnight airstrikes. The New York Times' East Africa bureau chief discusses the target and the operation.
The Detroit Institute of Arts completed a six-year, $158 million makeover in 2007, including the addition of interactive exhibits and a spotlight on local artists. Jeffrey Brown reports on the new efforts to attract visitors and survive amid state economic…
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced that the European Union had agreed to provide 7,000 troops, or nearly half the expanded peacekeeping force, to southern Lebanon. Analysts discuss the U.N. mission.
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