- Making News: Al-Sadr Strikes Deal to End Standoff in Najaf
Seven weeks of bitter fighting in Iraq-s holy city of Najaf has ended, at least for the moment. US officials are hoping a cease-fire between Iraqi negotiators and the forces of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will produce the kind of results they-ve seen in the Sunni city of Fallujah. Daniel Williams, who's in Iraq for the Washington Post, discusses the agreement and its potential impact on Americans, Iraqis and next month's transfer of power.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will Soaring Gas Prices Get Americans out of Their SUV-s?
Since the oil embargo of the 1970's, vehicles have become increasingly bigger and gas mileage has been less of a factor in sales and promotion. Now, with regular gasoline costing more than $2 a gallon nationwide, even California's Governor Schwarzenegger is urging state leaders to set an example by saving on gas. Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize-winning auto critic Dan Neil considers whether soaring prices will get Americans out of their SUV-s.
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