Serena Williams' recent outburst against an umpire at the U.S. Open represented poor sportsmanship, some say, and could have excluded her from a Grand Slam tournament. Professors and referees point to high salaries and contract pressures as the likely cause of the increase of angry athletes.
The Newsweek editor looks at how women helped end the civil war in Liberia, how they're changing the state of marriage throughout Asia and the rise of Christine Lagarde to the top of that notoriously male-dominated institution, the International Monetary Fund.
High-profile changes in returning shows --Two and a Half Men and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — offer the most excitement in broadcast TV this fall. Critic David Bianculli says the new shows mostly disappoint, though you may be intrigued by Sarah Michelle Gellar in CW's Ringer.
On Sept. 11, 2001, a nation wailed, police officers cried, heroes prevailed and a poem from the dawn of World War II rang true: "Defenseless under the nightOur world in stupor lies;Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light."
On Sept. 11, the American diaspora all over the world watched the horrific day unfold. NPR foreign correspondent Michael Sullivan experienced it from a hotel room in Islamabad — a city at the center of a conflict that was both perilously near and achingly far.
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