- Newsmaker: Zinni and Cheney Travel to Middle East
As the Middle East suffers one of the bloodiest days since the start of the second intifada, Vice President Dick Cheney and General Anthony Zinni are on their way to the region. Cameron Barr, Middle East correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, reports that the deadly violence will no longer allow the Bush administration to sit on the sidelines.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hubble Telescope and the Beginning of Time
Space-walking astronauts have given the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope a 76-million dollar new camera that will allow it to perform tasks never imagined by its original designers. Astronomer Holland Ford, who was instrumental in designing the new camera, describes how it will afford the Hubble a futuristic view of the cosmic dawn.
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