- Making News: Prosecutor Urges Death Penalty for Saddam
At the trial of Saddam Hussein today, the chief prosecutor called for the death penalty. Scott Peterson is in Baghdad, covering the story for the Christian Science Monitor. He offers both an update on the trial and on the search for three missing America servicemen.
- Reporter's Notebook: Global Crop Seeds to Be Locked in Arctic Vault
Many food crops around the world already are in danger of becoming extinct. Climate change or an asteroid strike could bring an end to them all. So, the "doomsday vault" is being built to safeguard enough seeds to resurrect the world's vegetation. Today, the prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland laid the cornerstone near Longearbyen, Norway, inside the Arctic Circle. Cary Fowler is Executive Secretary of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which will run the vault.
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