Church: The Vatican risks ceding authority to the Communist government if it chooses to strengthen ties with Chinese Catholics.
Physicians were 'integral' in devising interrogations, report in journal asserts
Abuses: Officials warned of harsh interrogation methods. Now, the bureau's credibility may be tainted and terror cases compromised.
Justice: Few Iraqis understand the American legal process as military trials begin in the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison.
Iraq: A society of men with cut ears, established to document the atrocities of Saddam Hussein, now documents American abuses.
Maverick: Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has become a sharp critic of the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq prison abuse crisis.
Prisoners: Images of Iraqis tortured and humiliated at the hands of Americans deflate the United States' standing as a leader of world reform.
Decision: The San Francisco mayor's unexpected stand could curtail a promising career.