- Newsmaker: Conflict in the Middle East - Israeli troops have occupied a Palestinian town, vowing to remain as long as necessary in the latest episode in the continuing cycle of violence in the Middle East. Alan Sipress, of The Washington Post, explains what prompted Israel to act, this country's lack of involvement, and response from the international community.
- Reporter's Notebook: Former Research Director Rates US News and World Report's Annual College Rankings - This September's US News & World Report issue on "America's Best Colleges and Universities" is under attack. Former research director, Amy Graham has written a scathing criticism, claiming the rankings are muddled and the ratings criteria all wrong. Peter Cary, who oversaw the latest annual issue, defends the magazine's standards.
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