- Newsmaker: Colombian Peace Talks Fail
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have promised to peacefully withdraw from a huge demilitarized zone set side by Colombian President Andr-s Pastrana during peace talks that have now broken down. Linda Robinson, senior writer for US News & World Report, says a UN mediator and ambassadors from ten countries are feverishly trying to salvage negotiations and avert civil war.
- Reporter's Notebook: Where is Vice-President Dick Cheney?
President Bush joked about having fainted yesterday while eating a pretzel. Although the incident does was not apparently disabling or life threatening, it raises the question of vice-presidential succession. Humorist and political commentator Harry Shearer wonders what Vice President Cheney is doing these days.
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