- Newsmaker: Syria-s President Assad Meets with Blair in London
President Bashar al-Assad today became the first leader of Syria ever to officially visit Great Britain. Some predicted a bruising clash with Prime Minister Tony Blair. Political correspondent Christopher Adams, who attended their news conference for the Financial Times, reports that the two leaders managed to avoid a repeat of last year-s discord.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Smallpox Scare
Before its eradication in 1979, Smallpox killed one in three of those infected and left survivors severely disfigured. Now, saying that -regimes hostile to the United States may possess- it, President Bush will be vaccinated, along with millions of troops, healthcare workers, police, firefighters, and other -first responders.- Charles Piller, author of Gene Wars, offers details on the disease and the likelihood its use in a bio-terror attack.
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