- Making News: Free Trade Zone of the Americas Reaches a Partial Accord The tough issues facing the Free Trade Area of the Americas still have not been resolved, but after days of discussions, negotiators in Miami wanted to avoid another disaster like the one in Cancun in September. So, last night in Miami, they declared a victory and went home. Jane Bussey, trade reporter for the Miami Herald, says the watered-down trade accord could be described as "FTAA-Lite."
- Reporter's Notebook: Remembering John F. Kennedy
Forty years ago tomorrow, John F. Kennedy was shot to death in the back of an open limousine in Dallas, Texas. Though the flame on his grave at Arlington Cemetery has never gone out, the controversies over his death and his presidency have not been resolved. Richard Reeves, author of President Kennedy: Profile of Power remembers the life and legacy of JFK.
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