- Making News: Bin Laden Offers a Truce with Europe
Italy-s foreign minister says security guard Fabrizio Quattrocchi died a -defiant hero.- Al Jazeera called a video of the hostage's execution -too gruesome- for broadcast. Meantime, Arab TV is airing an audiotape of what is likely the voice of Osama bin Laden. Magnus Ranstorp, director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism at St. Andrews University, Scotland, says bin Laden's offer demands that nations cease meddling in Muslim affairs.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Nothing is Certain but Death, if You-re Rich
America-s tax system -is being turned on its head,- so the very rich end up being subsidized by everyone else. That's the subject of Perfectly Legal, an authoritative new book by David Cay Johnston of the New York Times. Winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his reports on tax loopholes, Johnston America's -covert campaign to rig our tax system to benefit the super rich-and cheat everybody else."
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