Understanding Afghanistan, the New iPad, and a Casino in Trouble

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Top Stories: Americans are baffled by the muted reaction to the murder of Afghan citizens by a U.S. solider, when compared to the violence and outrage over the burning of the Koran. Private companies are losing government contacts to federal prisons, which pay prisoners next nothing for their labor. Iran is arming Yemen's rebels in order to exert a wider influence on the region.

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Opinion: Nick Kristof defends the "Kony 2012" filmmakers for bringing an important issue to the attention of Americans.

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Business: More on the fallout from former employee Greg Smith's kiss-off letter to Goldman Sachs.

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Technology: A review of the new iPad.

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World: Many Iraqi citizens have moved into sensitive archaeological sites, making it difficult for scientists to preserve them. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared before Iranian lawmakers to answer questions on live TV, the first time a president has had to do that since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. 

Health: Hospitals often have to hurt people to make them better, and evaluations of patient satisfaction need to account for that. People who use computers all day may need a different pair of glasses than the ones they use in everyday life. Are some parents too obsessed with trying to keep their children away from possible toxic chemicals in home products?

Travel: How to get the best seat on an airplane.

Sports: MMA has replaced boxing as the ultimate test of toughness. Former Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy has rebuilt his life and career after being fired in 2003 due to a drinking problem.

TV: Can The Killing win back fans after a disastrous season one finale? Community returns to NBC tonight. A review of Ashley Judd's new 10-episode series about an ex-spy searching for her kidnapped son.

Movies: A review of 21 Jump Street.

Sunday Magazine: Foxwoods Casino, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, is drowning in debt and raising questions about its business model/

Photo Gallery of the Day: A new exhibit about spiders at the American Museum of Natural History.