*George McGovern Obituary. American journalist Chris Hedges remembers the late senator and presidential candidate.
*Italian Earthquake Trial: Seven geologists are sentenced to six years in jail for failing to predict the 2006 L'Aquila earthquake.
* Jesse Jackson, Jr. A Republican candidate explains what it's like to run against -- and likely lose to -- a Democratic incumbent who has been absent.
*Waldorf Amnesty. The Waldorf-Astoria is offering amnesty to anyone who's stolen items from the iconic New York hotel.
*China Open Letter. The website Red China publishes a public letter from 700 Chinese academics who want a fair trial for disgraced former party boss Bo Xilai.
*Arizona Guard Investigation. An investigation reveals many instances of misconduct within Arizona's volunteer army.