- Making News: Former Lebanese Prime Minister Killed in Beirut Blast
Lebanon's Rafik Hariri has been killed by a massive bomb attack in a fashionable district of Beirut. Several cars were hurled into the air in the blast left a 15-foot crater, killing at least nine others and injuring more than 100. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan vowed the US would work with the UN to "punish those responsible" and "restore Lebanon's independence- by freeing it from foreign occupation." Political analyst Paul Salem assesses the implications of Hariri's death.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Murky Pagan Origins of Valentine's Day
The man who's supposed to have been St. Valentine was a Roman, but the Romans had no concept of romantic love between men and women. So, what was the origin of St. Valentine's Day as we know it? Was it the creation of greeting card companies, or does it really date to ancient Rome? Barbara Gold, Professor of Classics at Hamilton College in upstate New York, considers the latest historical theories.
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