Newshour's Owen Bennett-Jones gives a first-hand account of conditions in Pakistan's Swat Valley, as the United Nations appeals for more than half a billion dollars of humanitarian aid for civilians fleeing the fighting.

Embarrassment for Mexico as security camera footage shows prison guards shepherding 53 inmates, including major drug traffickers, to freedom. A senior Mexican official explains what's being done about it.

An American mother takes her 13-year-old son into hiding to avoid chemotherapy for a generally treatable cancer. Has she got the right? We hear from both sides of the argument.

And a frank interview with an American student who's auctioning her virginity to finance her studies. Bids are in the six figures. We ask you if it's immoral.

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Owen Bennett Jones reports from Texas, Oklahoma and New Orleans.

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