- Newsmaker: Instead of the cease-fire agreed to days ago, today brought more violence to the Middle East. Israel "assesses" the situation after Eight more Palestinians are killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers on the West Bank. From Hebron Khalid Amire, a writer for the London-based journal Middle East International reports on Palestinians' plea that their situation be considered within the context of International law and human rights.
- Reporter's Notebook: If there's Great Art in Las Vegas, what's wrong with fashion designer Armani getting a retrospective at the Guggenheim? We get a review of New York's latest art controversy from Jed Perl, The New Republic's art critic, who's just back from the Guggenheim's latest gimmick for increasing audience.
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