- Making News: Earthquake in Kashmir Claims at Least Twenty Thousand
The death toll is now estimated at 30,000 to 40,000 in this weekend's 7.6 magnitude earthquake, the worst ever in Pakistan. The epicenter was in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani controlled Kashmir. Laura Winter, a stringer for the Christian Science Monitor has just returned to Islamabad from Kashmir and has an update on rescue efforts.
- Reporter's Notebook: New Orleans Police Beating Videotaped
Three New Orleans police officers have pleaded not guilty to battery, and have been suspended without pay after an Associated Press TV crew videotaped the beating of a 64-year old man outside a bar in the French Quarter. Robert Davis was handcuffed in a pool of his own blood and charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and public intimidation. James Varney is a staff writer for the Times Picayune.
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Harriet Miers' nomination to the US Supreme Court has some conservatives outraged because she lacks any judicial record. While many call her a "stealth" candidate, chosen not because of her conservative record, but because she has no public record at all, still others argue to "trust the President," hinting that they've been privately reassured about likely decisions on abortion, gay marriage and other hot button issues. We hear from Miers' long-time companion, Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, from Bill Kristol of the conservative Weekly Standard, who is "demoralized" by Miers' nomination, and others.