- Newsmaker: American Talib John Walker Lindh in US Court
John Walker Lindh appeared in public today for the first time since he was seized in Afghanistan. The 20-year old Californian is accused of helping al Qaeda terrorists and fighting with the Taliban against American forces. Brooke Masters, who is following the proceedings for The Washington Post, offers a look at rhetoric inside and outside the North Virginia federal courthouse.
- Reporter's Notebook: Mauling Dog Trial
One year ago in San Francisco, a woman died in a dog attack so gruesome that police who responded to the scene required counseling. The case already has led to a new state law holding dog owners responsible for such attacks. Today, in Los Angeles, the owners of the two dogs went on trial. Jaxon van Derbeken, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports on the charges, change of venue and the defendants' bizarre connection to an Aryan prison gang.
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