- Making News: Political Fallout from Latest Poll Numbers
Today, US officials released nearly 300 prisoners from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, with promises of more releases to come. It-s the latest round in a week filled with coverage of the Iraqi prison-abuse scandal. The fallout has had worldwide repercussions, as well as political repercussions for George W. Bush. Ken Fireman, who covers the White House for Newsday, interprets the numbers for the President and rival John Kerry.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Nebulous Origins of Baseball
The baseball world was aflutter this week when a Massachusetts town released a 1791 document the Baseball Hall of Fame called -irrefutable- evidence of the first written baseball reference ever found. The text predates an 1823 newspaper article about baseball in Manhattan. Does that make Pittsfield baseball-s real Garden of Eden, as the city-s mayor declared? Historian-novelist-baseball aficionado Kevin Baker calls the claim semantic.
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