- Newsmaker: Saudi Middle East Peace Plan
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah is getting serious attention as a possible Middle East peacemaker. President Bush has telephoned his support, and the European Union's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, is flying to Saudi Arabia for discussions. The New York Times' Serge Schmemann says that what began as a public relations plan has shows promise for ending 17 months of unrelenting violence.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Health Officials Clear Up Mammogram Confusion
Last week, the government's top health officials recommended that women over 40 should get mammograms every year or two to screen for breast cancer. But that statement, designed to clear up recent confusion, may not have done the job. Judy Peres, who covers cancer issues for The Chicago Tribune, attempts to clarify the confusion.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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