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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Uncertain U.S. Sees 2,000th Soldier Die in Iraq

The U.S. military death toll in the Iraq war reached 2,000 with the announcements of three more deaths, including an Army sergeant who died of wounds at a military hospital in Texas and two Marines killed last week in fighting west of Baghdad.

As CIA Leak Case Nears End, Inner Dissent Swirls

The alleged leaking of a U.S. intelligence operative's name had its roots in a clash over Iraq policy between White House insiders and their rivals in the permanent bureaucracy of Washington, especially in the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.

BBC Ends Radio Channels, Opens Arabic TV Network

The BBC World Service announced Tuesday that it would shut down 10 of its foreign-language broadcasts, most of them serving Eastern Europe, and open an Arabic-language television news and information service in the Middle East.

Polygamous Mormons Flout U.S. Law

One year ago, Arizona authorities set up shop in a double-wide trailer here at the edge of the nation's largest polygamous community, trying to bring at least a semblance of secular law to an American small town like no other.

Muslim Women Start to Find a Voice in Germany

The stolen bride in the photograph has aged, her face thicker around the jaw, the lines that arch from her eyes thin but prevalent.

McDonald's Beefs Up Data on Diet

That Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese? It has 730 calories.

Google Remains Tight-Lipped on Rationale for New Service

Google said on Tuesday that it was testing a new service to let web users publish information online, but it would not confirm whether the move was part of a broader push into online shopping to compete with the likes of eBay or

Wal-Mart Memo Call for Cuts

An internal memo sent to Wal-Mart's board of directors proposes numerous ways to hold down spending on health care and other benefits while seeking to minimize damage to the retailer's reputation.

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