- Newsmaker: Hamas Claims Responsibility for Israel Suicide Bombing - Israeli war planes bombed a Palestinian security installation in Nablus to retaliate for a suicide bomber who killed 17 and wounded dozens at a shopping mall. Alan Philps, of The Daily Telegraph, updates us on the latest violence, claims of responsibility, and accusations of blame by Israelis and Palestinians.
- Reporter's Notebook: Pie Politics - There's been a recently rash of egg and pie throwing into the faces of the powerful. Are such pranks an effective means of communicating a political message or merely amusing ways to spice up the news? University of Oregon graduate student Audrey Vanderford offers some new insights into such "acts of visual Esperanto."
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