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Lifestyle & Belief

An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in America

In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.

Estonia's high-tech embassy

Cyrus Farivar reports that the Baltic nation of Estonia has opened a new trade office California's Silicon Valley, and its goal is to drum up high-tech business for Estonian burgeoning high-tech industry.

Global Politics

State-sponsored protest in Belgrade

More than 100,000 people hit the streets of Belgrade to protest Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia four days ago, and some protesters also broke into the US Embassy to show their displeasure with American support for Kosovo

Global Politics

McCain report

The World's Matthew Bell reports on a speech today by Republican presidential candidate John McCain that outlined his foreign policy views; McCain spoke about the need for victory in Iraq