- Making News: Fifty Suspects Held in Connection with Najaf Bombing
Car bombs exploded near holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala Sunday, killing more than 60 people and injuring hundreds. In Baghdad, rebels pulled election officials from their cars and shot them to death on the street. Senator John Warner, just back from Iraq only weeks before January's election, expressed concern about security and, President Bush today acknowledged the situation as problematic, as we hear from Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Best of Science 2004
Scientists are obsessed with the search for life elsewhere in the universe. This year, NASA celebrated a milestone discovery in that probe with two of their Rover robots to Mars. Scientists behind project were thrilled when Rovers Opportunity and Spirit found unmistakable evidence of water, indicating possible life. Dr. Joy Crisp, project scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has more.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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