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Health & Medicine

Twin towers study

British academics interviewed more than 250 people who escaped from the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. It was part of a three-year study aimed at finding ways to evacuate skyscrapers more quickly and effectively.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Chennai, the new name for the city of Madras and the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It's where you can get an unusual salon treatment called the fish pedicure. It's just what it sounds like.

Sports

Afghan Olympian

Afghan athlete Rohullah Nikpai took home the bronze medal in Tae Kwon Do at last month's Beijing Olympics. It's Afghanistan's first ever Olympic medal. Now he's a national hero. Correspondent Derek Stoffel has his story.

Conflict & Justice

Withdrawing troops from Iraq

President Bush announced today that the United States will withdraw about 8,000 additional combat and support troops from Iraq by February. That would put troop levels there about where they were before the President ordered the surge.