- Making News: North Korea Warns of Pre-Emptive Strike
There are new warnings today that North Korea poses a disaster -potentially larger- than one in Iraq. Three high officials of the Clinton administration, including former Chief-of-Staff General John Shalikashvili, are warning about what they call -loose nukes.- David Sanger is White House Correspondent for the New York Times.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Jurors Apologize to Legal Medicinal Marijuana Grower
Last week, a California jury found a marijuana grower Ed Rosenthal guilty of three federal felony crimes. This week, half the jurors publicly apologized to the man they convicted. One of them said, -It-s the most horrible mistake I-ve ever made in my life.- Their change of heart is all about differences between state and federal law involving medical marijuana. Josh Richman covers the case for the Oakland Tribune.
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