- Newsmaker: Zinni Was Close to Securing Deal
Despite recent terrorist attacks and increased Israeli incursions into Ramallah, the White House has voiced optimism that General Anthony Zinni may still be able to work out a deal. Richard Wolffe, who reports from the White House for London's Financial Times, has more on American optimism that may be challenged by recently published details putting Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat perilously close to terrorists.
- Reporter's Notebook: Twenty Years after Argentina's Falkland Islands Conflict
Long claimed by Argentina, the Falkland Islands have been a British Colony since 1833. Twenty years ago, Argentina's fading military ruler seized the British-held islands, 250 miles off shore, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher responded with an armada. Hector Tobar, of the Los Angeles Times, says the consequences of Argentina's humiliating defeat are still felt in that country today.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
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