- Making News: Bush Plans to Use National Guard Troops at the Border
President Bush wants some 10,000 National Guard troops deployed on the Mexican border with Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The White House says he'll make the case in a live appearance tonight on prime-time TV. The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten says that this portion of the President's "immigration reform" plan may reassure some segments in the US, it's raised grave concerns for President Vicente Fox of Mexico.
- Reporter's Notebook: US to Renew Diplomatic Relations with Libya
Ronald Reagan ordered air attacks against Libya in 1981 and '86. He called head-of-state Moammar Gadhafi a "mad dog." Agents of the self-proclaimed "revolutionary leader" were responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Now, America's former enemy has become its friend. Michael Hirsh of Newsweek magazine has more on what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls "the opening of a new era."
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