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July 5, 2012

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1. WHAT TO DO IF YOUR INTERNET CRASHES ON MONDAY

The FBI says more than 277,000 computers worldwide may be infected with a malware virus and their users could lose the ability to go online.

2. PAKISTAN SUPPLY LINES REOPEN FOR U.S AND NATO TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

The first truck crosses the border after a seven-month closure ended when Hillary Clinton apologized for an airstrike that killed 24 Pakistanis.

3. HOW COUNTRYWIDE USED LOANS TO BUY GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE

A House report shows the company gave discounts to congressmen and others who were in a position to benefit the mortgage firm.

4. OBAMA'S ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AGAIN

The president leaves on a two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania and will speak in Maumee, Ohio, at 11:40 a.m.

5. ALGERIA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE, BUT PAST PAINS REMAIN

French and Algerians struggle with the memory of the African nation's colonization.

6. MEXICO'S NEW PRESIDENT VOWS FOCUS ON PROTECTING CITIZENS FROM GANGS

Some analysts say this means fewer of the government's resources will be fighting the smuggling of drugs to the United States.

7. HOW AN ANNUAL RETREAT HELPS EMPOWER BURN VICTIMS

The Angel Faces program not only helps girls cope through counseling, it also involves shouting nasty names at each other as part of the therapy.

8. COLLEGE PRESIDENTS MAY GET GREAT BENEFITS, BUT JOB SECURITY ISN'T ONE OF THEM

While the pay and benefits like housing and cars are enticing many don't find their stay in the top office lasts very long.

9. PAYING MORE FOR MILK MAY HELP FARMERS GET BETTER WAGES

That's the pitch coming from a group that urges colleges to charge more for dairy products with the extra going to local farms.

10. WHAT A TAIWANESE PHOTOGRAPHER IS DOING TO TRY TO SAVE DOOMED DOGS

By gathering photos of about 400 canines before they are put down he hopes to raise awareness among pet owners.

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