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  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Our panel of non-experts review the week's events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of week America had. Weighing in is Dana Gould, co-executive producer of "The Simpsons," our weather guy and culture vulture, John Moe, and writer Nancy French.

  • Think Different

    Think Different

    The Zune music players came out last week. They're Microsoft's answer to the iPod, and they've gotten mixed reviews. But look what they're up against. Everybody has an iPod, and for the most part, people love them. They're well-designed, they're simple, they're small. They're perfect. And that's really bumming out one long-time Mac user: our web producer, Neille Ilel.

  • Protest in a Military Town

    Along with memorial services, this Veterans Day will feature war protests. Sentiment against the war in Iraq has increased and Tuesday's election spurred defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. But one place you won't see any open opposition to the war is the town of 29 Palms, California. It's right outside the biggest marine base in the world and home to hundreds of retired military officers.

  • Coming Home

    This weekend, about 700 marines are returning to their home base in 29 Palms, California. Twenty-Nine Palms is a small, desert town and the influx of marines has a big impact on the community. Weekend America's Pat Loeb has been following the military town during wartime. Her last story was about deployments. Now we see what happens when the marines come home.

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