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AN ADVOCATE OF DEMOCRACY, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday during a political rally. She was campaigning for parliamentary elections and had returned in October after eight years in exile. She had been the first woman to be elected prime minister in Pakistan.

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The race reaches a checkpoint Thursday with the Iowa caucuses. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama have released YouTube-like instructional videos on how to caucus.


If you're a teenage girl, you're more likely to have created more content online than guys your age. According to the Pew Internet & Life Project, teenage girls are more likely to join social networking sites and post pictures. Teenage girls are also more likely to blog: 35 percent of teenage girls have started a blog, while only 20 percent of teenage boys blog. Also, fewer teens are using e-mail, probably because they are using other means of communication online, such as instant messaging.

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Woman convicted of child abuse caught on video
A jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday afternoon before finding an Augusta mother guilty of child abuse for ordering her two preschoolers in a physical battle and taking a belt to a 10-year-old.