Stalin's Daughter and Monday's Other Election

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Top Stories: While most of the world marvels over Egypt, the Congo is held its own elections that did not go nearly as smoothly, as poll workers were gunned down by rebels and mob violence was rampant. Militants in Afghanistan have turned to assassinations and death squads as the latest tactic against pro-U.S. and NATO forces.

Politics: Those who forget that Newt Gingrich has a Ph.D. in history are doomed to be reminded about it by Newt Gingrich.

Opinion: President Obama has abandoned the public, out-loud wars of President Bush for more covert and unexplained actions that have both hidden advantages and costs.

Sports: Horse racing officials in New York and Kentucky are punishing a Chechen dictator the only way they can: by not allowing his horse to race in America.

Books: A new tale from history that seems ready made for an Oscar bait drama: the complicated relationship of Dr. William Beaumont and the patient with a hole in his side, that allowed the good doctor to study his stomach in ways never imagined.

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Science: Two preeminent particle physicists have a bet going about the Higgs Boson and the Large Hadron Collider. The stakes? Swiss chocolates.

Architecture: What is it like to live in the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere? Having a neighbor who pays $4,000 a month in rent, but thinks the screen room is "poncey"

Health: Two recent (and difficult) new treatments have given hope to doctors that a cure for HIV and AIDS might actually become a reality. Four types of drugs cause 65% of emergency hospitalizations for elderly people, since they're widely prescribed and hard to use. 

Obituaries: Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana, who defected to the United States in the 1960s, died last week at 85.

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