- Making News: Confrontation Marks Israelis' Gaza Pullout
Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip has begun. Soldiers today issues eviction notices to settlers with orders to leave by Wednesday or be removed by force. Richard Miron, who is reporting from Gaza for the BBC, says that while there has been no violence, there have been confrontations between soldiers and settlers.
- Reporter's Notebook: Midwest Experiences Worst Drought in 17 Years
From Eastern Texas to Wisconsin, five months of drought have led to smaller harvests of corn and soybeans. The shortage of rain also means that rivers crucial to inland transportation are approaching all-time low levels. There's concern that the mighty Mississippi might drop as low as the record of 6.3 feet, set in 1940. That's according to Martin Van Der Werf in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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