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No longer needed to defend Europe against the Soviet Union, President Bush wants the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to redefine its mission to encompass the war on terror. While at today-s summit meeting in Prague, all 19 current members of NATO called on Iraq to disarm or face -serious consequences,- as required by the UN Security Council, others insist that NATO has outlived its usefulness, weakened by the inclusion of former Communist countries and by disagreements between Europe and the US. Will possible war with Iraq bring NATO members together or push them further apart? Can Europe or the United States afford to go it alone? We hear from a BBC reporter at the summit, and weigh the future of the military alliance with former NATO commander Wesley Clark, and experts from the Council on Foreign Relations, RAND, and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of the USA and Canada.
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    Researchers say there-s an experimental vaccine that has proven 100% effective against cervical cancer, which kills 250,000 women every year. Pathologist Ralph Richart, of Columbia-s Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, has more on the breakthrough that could eventually wipe out cervical cancer.
  • Reporter-s Notebook: Santa Ana Winds Blow in -Season of Prickly Dread-
    In 1938, Raymond Chandler wrote that the Santa Ana winds -make your nerves jump and your skin itch-Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husband-s necks. Anything can happen.- Landscape gardener Wade Graham, who writes for The New Yorker, Harper-s, Outside, and other magazines, says that the winds that blow in off the Mohave Desert bring more than high temperatures to the southland.

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