- Making News: CARE Director in Iraq is Kidnapped
The director of CARE International in Iraq has become the highly unlikely victim of kidnapping today. Margaret Hassan is a British-born Iraqi citizen who has been doing humanitarian work in Iraq for 25 years. Scott Peterson, who reports from Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor, says no demands have been made in relation to the kidnapping of a woman whose life has been defined by her selfless work to Iraqis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Are Newspaper Endorsements Meaningless?
All over the US, newspapers are making endorsements in the presidential campaign. This year, it's not the New York Times but the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio that both campaigns wanted most. Yet pollsters, political pros and editors themselves agree that endorsements really don't mean very much. So what's the big deal? Steve Delaney of Burlington's Hawk Eye, in the swing state of Iowa, considers the significance of endorsements.
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