- Making News: Iraq Insurgency in "Last Throes"
In the few weeks since Iraq's new government was formed, 60 Americans and 760 Iraqis have been killed by insurgents. At a news conference today, Mr. Bush responded to a query about the new regime by saying that insurgents fear democracy because it counters there vision. Newsweek's Babak Dehghanpisheh has more on today's press conference and an update on the death a kidnapped Iraqi provincial leader.
- Reporter's Notebook: Former FBI Official Claims He Was "Deep Throat"
In Santa Rosa, California the family of Mark Felt says that he was the source known as "Deep Throat." The family says that makes the 91 year-old a great American hero. The response comes in the aftermath of a report in the current issue of Vanity Fair that the retired FBI agent was, indeed, the famed anonymous figure of Watergate fame. Satirist Harry Shearer, a self-described "amateur Nixonologist," considers the revelation.
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