- Making News: Al-Sadr Calls for Peace While Iraqi Constitution Stalled
With Iraq's new constitution stalled, with multiple factions raging war across the country, Muqtada al-Sadr is calling for a country-wide moratorium on violence, at least for the moment. The radical Shiite cleric asks all Muslims to return to their homes, saying "Iraq is passing through a critical and difficult period that requires unity." Scott Johnson, Baghdad Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, has more on the situation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Doping Storm Swirls Around Lance Armstrong
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs many times, has never tested positive. Allegations have been chalked up to jealousy or disbelief. Now, France's L'Equipe has published results from 1999 that say unequivocally that he had EPO in his system during that, his first Tour victory. John Hoberman is author of Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping.
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