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U.S. to Free AP Photog Bilal Hussein

FreeBilal.org, the Web site dedicated to freeing Bilal Hussein, the Iraqi citizen and AP photographer held by the United States government on terrorist charges for the past two years, won’t need to exist much longer. The United States military will comply with last week’s ruling by an Iraqi judicial committee to award Hussein amnesty. According to a statement released by the U.S. government, Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone, commander of coalition detention facilities in Iraq, signed the release order earlier today. The statement does not confirm guilt or innocence.

Hussein, part of the AP photography team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005, had been held since April 12, 2006 on charges of possessing bomb-making materials, conspiracy with insurgents and helping to forge identification cards.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.