- Making News: Fourteen US Troops Die in Haditha Roadside Bomb Blast
Brook Park, Ohio is in mourning for 14 Marines killed today near Haditha, northwest of Baghdad. On Monday, six other Marines from Brook Park were killed in the same region. Neil MacDonald, who is reporting on the war in Iraq for the Christian Science Monitor, says continuing violence disproves American insistence that Iraq's insurgency is diminishing.
- Reporter's Notebook: Shuttle Discovery's In-Orbit Repair Successful
Astronaut Stephen Robinson did today what no one has done before. NASA called his in-orbit repair of the Shuttle Discovery a "choreograph of delicate robotics." "Heart pounding" is one of the terms being used by reporters. Michael Cabbage, co-author of Comm Check: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia, is in Houston as Aerospace Editor of the Orlando Sentinel. Cabbage says today's repair is indicative of NASA's new mindset.
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