- Making News: More Trouble in Haiti
Fifty American troops have been sent to Haiti to protect the American Embassy. Rebels opposed to President Jean Bertrand Aristide have threatened to attack the capital city of Port au Prince. Kathy Klarreich, who has returned to Haiti for Time magazine, updates the situation in the country's two largest cities and frustrated diplomatic efforts to restore peace and security.
- Reporter's Notebook: President Bush Kicks Off His Re-Election Campaign
While weeks of campaigning have produced massive news coverage for the Democrats and narrowed the field to run against President Bush, the President-s approval ratings have slipped into the danger zone. That means that the best-funded re-election campaign in world history is going to start early, perhaps as early as tonight. Ron Brownstein, who tracks politics for the Los Angeles Times and CNN, has more on the President's decision.
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