- Newsmaker: Raising the Kursk in the City of Murmansk - The 18,000-ton Russian atomic submarine Kursk is still at the bottom of the Barents Sea, but President Putin is trying to raise her and the 118 crewmen who died when the ship sank last year. The BBC's Jonathon Charles has more on the monumentally dangerous cooperative effort to raise the sub, which sits in international fishing waters.
- Reporter's Notebook: Study Finds Six Million Votes Uncounted Votes - After studying last year's presidential election, researchers at two of America's most prestigious scientific universities concluded that the voting process is not considered a serious element of the democratic process. Charles Stewart, of the CalTech-MIT Voting Technology Project, has more on what is and what could be.
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