- Making News: Insurgents Continue Campaign of Violence in Iraq
In Iraq today, an Italian journalist was kidnapped from on a street where she'd been conducting interviews in central Baghdad. A US soldier and Iraqi contractor were killed, and the US general in charge of training Iraqi troops said intimidation by insurgents has hampered his efforts. From Baghdad, the Christian Science Monitor's Dan Murphy updates the security situation in Iraq and tentative results in last week's election.
- Reporter's Notebook: Superbowl Reins in Ads and Entertainment
In the 60's, the Beatles had to curb their enthusiasm to avoid shocking the audience on The Ed Sullivan Show. Viewers of last year's Superbowl may not remember much, but they will remember Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction." So, this year, the NFL and Fox TV have chosen Paul McCartney as a safe act for this year's half-time program. The Los Angeles Times' Scott Collins previews Sunday's entertaining line-up.
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