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Gender-bending fish, swapping Yale for the catwalk, a motivated 9/11 mom, and more.

Published September 12, 2006 12:00AM (EDT)

Associated Press: A U.S. Marine accused of raping a Filipino woman says the sex was consensual, and that the three other Marines his accuser claims cheered him on were only engaging in "drunken laughter."

Associated Press, again: The 40-year-old man accused of participating in the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl says the girl looked older than 11.

The Age: Certain coral-reef fish change gender in response to other the fish around them.

Los Angeles Times: "Joy Bryant was smart enough to get into Yale and smart enough to drop out to model." Well, it's nice to have options!

United Press International: Note to young athletes -- adolescent girls are more likely than boys to sustain ACL injuries.

Washington Post: As part of its "Five Years Later" series, the Post has a moving profile of Marilyn Rosenthal, a sociology professor and mother of a 9/11 victim, who became obsessed with the terrorist who flew the jet into World Trade Center's South Tower and traveled to Abu Dhabi to meet his family.

By Page Rockwell

Page Rockwell is Salon's editorial project manager.

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