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Ivory coup

Surprise uprising in West Africa pins American students in a crossfire before their eventual rescue and evacuation

Hurricane Schroeder

Creating a storm of anti-Americanism, the newly reelected German chancellor must now ride out his rift with the Bush administration-and with his own party

Underwater railroad

A network of activists is trying to help North Koreans flee the starvation, oppression, and despair of Kim Jong Il's brutal regime-and not be sent back

Top News

The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from Sept. 18 to 24 | by Tim Graham