- Making News: Secretary Rice Talks Tough, Recalls Syrian Ambassador
There's no evidence that Syria was behind this week's in murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Senate Committee the heat is still on Damascus. Michael Hirsh, Senior Editor at Newsweek magazine, says the Bush administration will use this incident to continue to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad.
- Reporter's Notebook: National Hockey League Cancels 2004-05 Season
For the first time since 1919, the Stanley Cup for the championship of professional hockey won't be awarded this year because there won't be a season. A dispute that began in October has not been resolved, and all games have been cancelled, despite NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's last-ditch $2.5 million effort to save the season. Ron Rapoport, sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times looks at what's been lost and what the future might hold.
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