- Newsmaker: Nationwide Pro-Taliban Protests in Pakistan - As Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf travels to the UN and a meeting with President Bush, three people have been killed by police during a national protest against the bombing of Afghanistan. The Christian Science Monitor's Philip Smucker has more on the success and political significance of the nationwide protest and strike.
- Reporter's Notebook: "Rebuilding New York," Irish Blue and White Collars Come Together This weekend, the New York Times will publish a special edition of its Sunday magazine. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jim Dwyer has contributed an article to "Rebuilding New York," about an Irish-American neighborhood that lost both firefighters and financial consultants in the tragic events of September 11.
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