- Making News: GI's and Contractors Killed in Separate Attacks in Iraq
The charred corpses of four foreign contractors were dragged through the Iraqi city of Fallujah today. Some were dismembered and hung from a bridge spanning the Euphrates River. Rod Nordland, Baghdad bureau chief for Newsweek magazine, calls area so dangerous that, despite victims' vehicles being ablaze, no ambulances or fire engines could get to the scene.
- Reporter's Notebook: Gas Prices Become the New Political Football
The OPEC nations have turned a deaf ear to complaints about the mounting price of crude oil and agreed to reduce oil production. In California, gasoline prices have soared to $2.37 a gallon. Bill Schneider, senior political analyst for CNN, says as the price of gasoline in the US continues to skyrocket, President Bush and Senator Kerry have found ways to use the issue to attack one another.
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