Dashboard: Oct. 22, 2007

SRINAGAR, INDIA Wildlife officials seize and destroy rare-animal hides

CHICAGO Organizers cut marathon short because of heat

BEIJING New subway opens as city preps for Olympics

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN Russians prepare to send first Malaysian into space

GARHI DOPATTA, PAKISTAN Copter escorting Musharraf crashes

HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. Oregonian's pumpkin sets record at 1,524 lbs. (690 kg)

IRAQ

Privatizing the War

Blackwater isn't the only company getting paid to protect American personnel in Iraq. The security guards who shot two women to death in Baghdad on Oct. 9 were working for an Australian-owned firm that was hired by U.S.-based contractor RTI International....

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