- Making News: Chief Justice Rehnquist Hospitalized with Thyroid Cancer
Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist underwent a tracheotomy Saturday after being hospitalized with thyroid cancer, but the Supreme Court says he'll be back on the bench next week. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and reporter covering the Court for Slate.com, says this latest development is certain to move the executive privilege of nominating a justice to the front burner of the presidential campaign.
- Reporter's Notebook: Tons of Explosives Missing from Site in Iraq
The International Atomic Energy Agency publicly warned about stockpiles of weapons before the Iraq invasion. Now, Bush administration officials have told the New York Times they can't explain why 380 tons have gone missing, all from a single former military installation of Saddam Hussein's. Military analyst Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, faults the White House for its shortsightedness.
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