- Making News: Chief Justice Rehnquist Doesn't Show up for Work
Chief Justice William Rehnquist says he was "too optimistic" last week when he said he'd be back on the bench today. Instead, heis still at home, receiving outpatient radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer and recovering from a tracheotomy performed to help his breathing. David Savage, who covers the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Times, weighs the judicial and political impact of Rehnquist's absence on the court.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bin Laden's Election Eve Message
In his televised message Friday, Osama bin Laden aimed his comments at American voters, denouncing both George Bush and John Kerry. Since then, he's been all but ignored by both candidates. We hear how his message played in the Middle East and around the world from Magnus Ranstorp of the Centre for the Study of Political Violence at St. Andrews University in Scotland and former New York Times foreign correspondent Youssef Ibrahim.
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