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US Soldiers Ambushed

A group of US soldiers were killed in a "complicated ambush" Friday. This puts the death toll for American soldiers in Afghanistan over 100 now, the article stated.
There has been a lot of media coverage dealing with American troop deaths in the media lately. Last week, 2007 became the year of the highest amount of American war casualities since all this business got started, reaching over 850.
With Veterans Day right around the corner, I think this hits a lot of Americans hard, especially those who have experienced war before.
These article dealt a lot with numbers. The CNN article was basically raw data, and it gets the job done. But the Strib article used these recent deaths to address the issue that soldiers are still dying. It used numbers clearly and concisely to help the story.

Strib: http://www.startribune.com/722/story/1542509.html
CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/08/12/iraq.main/index.html