Afternoon Buzz: More Iranian Weapons Found in Iraq

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Here are the hot stories making headlines this afternoon around the Web:

  • Video: U.S. military forces in Iraq have discovered a factory for making roadside bombs from Iranian-made materials. The cache also contained mortars and rockets.
  • A car bomb exploded this afternoon in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, killing at least 18 boys playing soccer in a park nearby.
  • The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 200 points today after the Chinese market plunged 9 percent.
  • A forthcoming study has found that today's college students are more self-centered than the previous generation. The researchers relied on 14 years of data from a test called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.
  • A grand jury in Leflore County, Miss., has decided not to issue an indictment for 72-year-old Carolyn Bryant in the reopened case of the death of Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old killed by two white men in 1955. Roy Bryant, her former husband, admitted to murdering Till after being acquitted by an all-white jury. Some witness accounts suggested Carolyn Bryant was present when Till was abducted.

  • Etc.: Emmett Till: In pursuit of justice, on