- Making News: White House Criticized for Late Notice on Shooting Accident
Vice President Cheney accidentally shot a hunting companion in Texas over the weekend. Texas layer Harry Whittington is hospitalized in "stable condition." The accident occurred on Saturday, but the White House press corps didn't learn about it for almost 24 hours. Anne Kornblut is Washington correspondent for the New York Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Kofi Annan Asks Bush for Military Assistance in Darfur
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan went to Washington today to ask President Bush what America can contribute to stop what the US government has called "genocide" in the Darfur region of Sudan. The African Union has sent 7000 soldiers and monitors, but the effort is under-staffed, under-funded and ineffective. American Ambassador John Bolton has asked the UN to begin contingency planning for a mobile force to end the killings, rapes and pillaging. Jon Sawyer is Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
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