- Newsmaker: Serbs Convicted of Rape and Torture at War Crimes Tribunal - A UN tribunal has convicted three Bosnian Serbs for the rape and torture of Muslim women during the Bosnian war in the first international trial of wartime sexual enslavement. Mary Adele Greer, of the Coalition for International Justice, calls the landmark verdict a powerful weapon in the fight for women's rights and international law.
- Newsmaker (local broadcast only): Update on Serbian War Crimes Rape Convictions - A UN judge has handed down convictions to three Bosnian Serbs for the rape and torture of Muslim women during the Bosnian War. Peggy Kuo prosecuted the case in which sixteen women testified despite their fear of retaliation and social repercussion. She interprets today's verdict as a promise that they will no longer suffer in silence.
- Reporter's Notebook: Clinton Continues to Dominate Headlines - A month after the inauguration, Bill Clinton is still stealing the spotlight. Howard Kurtz, of The Washington Post, says we've become addicted to the roller coaster melodrama of the Clinton Presidency. He's also wagering on Senator Hilliary Clinton's press conference to get more coverage than a less-than-scintillating George Bush.
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