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  • Solar power in space, why not on Earth?

    Solar power in space, why not on Earth?

    September 22, 2006

    For years NASA insisted it couldn’t be done. Beyond the orbit of Mars, NASA said, solar energy could not be used to generate electricity for onboard power on space devices. So the agency used the extremely...

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  • EDITORIAL: Independence for Puerto Rico

    EDITORIAL: Independence for Puerto Rico

    September 22, 2006

    Today, Puerto Rico is a U.S. colony. In the final document of its just-completed summit conference in Havana, the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries reiterated its support for the right of the Puerto Rico nation to independence...

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  • EDITORIAL: The Pope & Bushs holy war

    EDITORIAL: The Pope & Bushs holy war

    September 22, 2006

    Pope Benedict XVI stirred worldwide outrage when he quoted a 14th-century Byzantine emperor calling Islam “evil and inhuman,” a faith that has been “spread by the sword.” In apologizing, he claimed the quote was taken out...

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  • Cuban life, beauty and complexity  in black and white

    Cuban life, beauty and complexity in black and white

    September 22, 2006

    Cuba Photographs by Jack Kenny Corazon Press, 2005 Hardcover, 120 pp., $65The island nation of Cuba is one of the most fabled places on earth. Just the mention of its name evokes a plethora of images,...

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  • At home and at UN: Bush isolated on war policy

    At home and at UN: Bush isolated on war policy

    September 22, 2006

    UNITED NATIONS — “Bush is in town,” the woman working behind the coffee bar said unenthusiastically to her co-worker. It captured the mood in New York City as President George Bush arrived for the opening of...

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