Briefing

PASHAKHA, BHUTAN

Bhutanese vote in first-ever national election

DALLAS

Rare misprinted stamp sells for $825,000

BETHLEHEM

Priests clash at the Church of the Nativity

BEIJING

Pollution in Chinese capital hits dangerous levels

KHAO LAK, THAILAND

Paper lanterns mark tsunami anniversary

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN

Russia launches navigation satellites

THE MAP

Winners and Losers: U.S. Population Change

The U.S. population rolled past the 300 million mark in late 2006 and continues to rise, but the growth is uneven. From 2006 to '07, the most populous state, California, grew by more than 300,000, to 36.5 million. Most states had a mild population bump, though a...

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