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updated 07/03/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/03/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

17 SCOOP
Nick Lachey checks out Canada with girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo ... Angelina Jolie talks to PEOPLE about her refugee crusade ... Plus: Inside Paul McCartney's bittersweet 64th birthday

74 COVER
Down 71 lbs., Kirstie Alley sets a new fitness goal: getting into a bikini on national television, whether her kids like it or not

54 American Idol's Katharine McPhee opens up for the first time about her five-year battle with bulimia

58 Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Mischa Barton break out their summer bikinis and hit the beach

60 Houston police officer Bob Decker saw families in a border town living in cardboard shacks and found a new calling

66 Rock-and-roller Stevie Nicks passes out hundreds of iPods to soldiers who were wounded in Iraq

69 Justin Barber says he was shot trying to save his wife. Police say he shot himself and killed her

83 Paris-based designer Nicolas Ghesquière has made the legendary Balenciaga label hot again and attracted fans like Nicole Kidman

94 Kate Middleton watches boyfriend Prince William play polo and mixes easily with the Buckingham Palace crowd

97 Police investigators say Victor Han allowed wife Hejin to plunge over a cliff in their minivan with their two children

102 Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and Justin von Trapp, descendants of the storied singing family, bring the sound of music to a new generation

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 4
PEOPLE.COM 7
STAR TRACKS 8
SCOOP 17
PICKS & PANS 29
INSIDER 53
PASSAGES 73
PUZZLER 86
STYLE WATCH 89
CRIME WATCH 100
CHATTER 104

ON THE COVER Photograph by Brian Doben. Hair: Jonathan Joseph Hanousek/Kerastase for Exclusive Artists; Makeup: Elaine Offers/Stila for Exclusive Artists; Stylist: Tracy James for Margaret Maldonado Agency; Dress: Wyatt; Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana. Insets (from top): Mark Liddell; Anthony Dixon/London Features

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