- Making News: US Offensive on Syrian Border
Near the Syrian border, US troops are conducting what's called their largest offensive since last year's invasion of Fallouja. We speak with Juan Cole, a professor at the University of Michigan whose blog, juancole.com, is known for authoritative commentary on the Middle East.
- Reporter's Notebook: Spokane Rocked by Mayor's Secret Life
Spokane Mayor Jim West has taken a leave of absence to prepare to defend himself against charges of child molestation that allegedly happened back in the 1970's. The Spokesman-Review, which reported the charges, also up-dated them with a computer expert, who posed as an 18-year old man to lure the Mayor into making propositions on his office computer. Jonathan Martin reports for the Seattle Times.
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