COVER

NATION

New Twists in The Case

A prosecutor comes under scrutiny when one of the students indicted in the Duke rape case comes up with an alibi

A Reporter's Last Battle

Why the FBI wants to search the private papers of the late investigative journalist Jack Anderson

WORLD

Stolen Away

As criminal gangs run amuck in Iraq, hundreds of girls have gone missing. Are they being sold for sex?

Running Out of the Darkness

With the aid of American Christians, North Koreans are risking their lives to reach freedom. The inside tale of one escape

SOCIETY

Wanted: New Roommaid (Living)

Willing to swap free rent for chores? A new living arrangement falls back on old-school gender roles

Taming Wild Girls

Never mind the gentler gender. Girls, too, can be brawlers. But parents, teachers and older girls are starting to take control

BRIEFING

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

BUSINESS

Getting Wise to Lies

Alarmed about the prevalence of resumé padding, employers are turning fib detection into an industry

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

YOUR TIME

PEOPLE

LETTERS