- Making News: Update from Kirkuk
There is jubilation and celebratory gunfire in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk where American and Kurdish forces took control earlier today. Looting appears to have been limited to government buildings. Mohamad Bazzi, Middle East correspondent for Newsday, has an update from the oil-rich city.
- Reporter's Notebook: Secretary Paige on Religion in Public Education
Is Secretary of Education Rod Paige advocating Christianity in the public schools? That question arose this week after Paige made comments to a religious news service that led to angry criticism from Jewish and Muslim groups as well as civil rights organizations. Today, Paige sets the record straight. (This is an extended version of the interview that aired on today's program.)
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