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Can water fuel world?
Is the solution to America's energy needs as simple as a trip to the beach?
The idea is a fascinating one as a Florida man searching for a cancer cure may have stumbled onto a virtually limitless source of energy: salt water.

Women lawyers force big rights gains in Uganda
In the small, dusty waiting lounge of a law office in Uganda's capital, Kampala, a cluster of women sits patiently. Some grip stacks of paperwork – about divorce, child custody, and wills – that they don't understand while they wait for free legal advice. There are hundreds of groups in Africa advocating women's rights. But few, if any, have been as effective in alleviating the injustices suffered by women as this small group of lawyers in Uganda.
In April, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-U) achieved its most significant legal success to date when the nation's Constitutional Court overturned key parts of the adultery law – which allowed married men, but not women, to have an affair. It also scrapped parts of the Succession Act, which gave more rights to husbands than wives when a spouse dies. But more important for many of the lawyers here is the ability to improve the individual lives of the women they advise.

Project Iraqi Kids Makes Its Way To Iraq
"Members of American Legion Post 256 from Tennessee are supporting the war effort by raising money to purchase school supplies for Iraqi children. The effort, called 'Project Iraqi Kids,' generates funds to buy school supplies to be shipped to U.S. units in Iraq. Elements of the 1st Cavalry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division are scheduled to start distributing the supplies in late June."

Two-year-old 'Matilda' becomes youngest ever girl in Mensa
Her parents knew Georgia Brown was bright. After all, she could count to ten, recognised her colours and was even starting to dabble with French. But it was only when their bubbly little two-year-old took an IQ test that her towering intellect was confirmed. Georgia has become the youngest female member of Mensa after scoring a genius-rated IQ of 152.