- Making News: Ricin Found in Office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
The powder that led to the closure of three Senate office buildings today has been identified as ricin. The poison is not the first choice of international terrorists but is regarded as a -blue-collar weapon.- Jeff Stein, editor of homeland security news at Congressional Quarterly, has details on the today's incident at the office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist as well as other recent cases involving the vegetable-based poison.
- Reporters Notebook: Baring Janet Jackson-s Breast
What history will most likely remember about Sunday's Super Bowl game is not the Patriots versus the Panthers. Even viewers who missed the half-time show have likely seen repeated news replays of Janet Jackson-s costume being pulled away to expose her breast to millions of viewers. Robert Thompson, who directs Syracuse University's Center for the Study of Popular Television, says America's obsession with the female breast overlooks far more serious issues.
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