- Newsmaker: Deaths in Immigrant Crossings - At least 140 deaths at the Mexican border this year have focused attention on Operation Gatekeeper, the American strategy for keeping the lid on illegal immigration. We talk with Carol Mell, Border Reporter for the Yuma, Arizona, Daily Sun.
- Reporter's Notebook: Northern Ireland faces important election - Growing tensions in Northern Ireland will come to a head next week in the United Kingdom's parliamentary elections, which could strengthen-or scuttle-the peace process itself.
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