- Newsmaker: Bombing and Assassination Attempt in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan today, a car bomb killed at least 15 people in the capital city of Kabul, while in Kandahar, President Hamid Karzai survived an apparent assassination attempt. Quill Laurence, who reports from Kabul for PRI-s The World, has an update on the bombing and assassination attempt, which has generated rampant speculation but few details.
- Reporter's Notebook: Commemorating and Commercializing September 11
In the aftermath of September 11, Tim Carman edited Mikey Flowers 9/11: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to DNA. The art-based collaboration with Kevin Clarke combined DNA portraits and the photographs of a volunteer New York emergency medical technician to create a tribute to victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. But over the past year, Carman has come to question his own motives.
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