- Making News: Enemy Combatant Jose Padilla Indicted after Three Years
After being held as an enemy combatant for three years, a US citizen suspected of terrorist activity in this country has been indicted in Miami today. But Jose Padilla is charged with terrorist training abroad, not plans to carry out attacks in the US. Emily Bazelon, who writes about law and the Supreme Court for Slate.com, says the indictment indicates another shift in the Bush Administration's war on terrorism.
- Reporter's Notebook: Does the Kennedy Assassination Matter 42 years Later?
The clich- once was that if we could all collectively remember where we were at precisely one moment in modern American history, it was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Yet, more recently, that day-today, November 22, fades farther from the American consciousness. Michael Kurtz is author of Crime of the Century: The Kennedy Assassination from a Historian's Perspective.
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