- Newsmaker: Walker Lindh Pleads Guilty to Two Charges
John Walker Lindh, the 21-year-old from Marin County, California who was captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan late last year, has made a deal with federal prosecutors that will save him from a life in prison. Tom Jackman of the Washington Post, who was in the courtroom this morning when the deal was announced, details the plea bargain that exchanges terror-related charges for Walker Lindh-s cooperation with federal authorities.
- Reporter's Notebook: Euro-s Parity with Dollar Benefits US Exporters
On January 1, 1999, with high hopes for new power in international trade, 12 European countries abandoned their traditional currencies and adopted the Euro. By late 2000, the Euro had sunk to an all-time low of $ 82.30. But, today, it-s caught up with the dollar and is marching ahead. Graham Ingham, correspondent for London-s Economist magazine, looks at the financial and psychological effects of the weak dollar.
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