- Making News: Dual Blasts Rock Iraq Green Zone
The Green Zone is the most protected place in Baghdad, but today, two large, almost simultaneous, explosions killed at least seven people in a market and a popular cafe. The US military is quoted as saying they were set off by suicide bombers. Rod Nordland of Newsweek magazine is reporting from Amman, Jordan. The magazine's Baghad Bureau chief does not share the President's conviction that the situation in Iraq is improving.
- Reporter's Notebook: Update on Afghanistan's Presidential Election After Saturday's election in Afghanistan, there were reports that ink designed to prevent multiple voting could be easily washed off, and 15 of the 18 presidential candidates threatened not to accept the results. Today, there's word that the dispute has been resolved and counting has begun. Ed Morgan is with the International Foundation for Election Systems, a democracy-strengthening organization that's helping teach Afghans how to run an election.
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