- Making News: Arafat's Health Worsens
Israel has agreed to let Yasser Arafat leave his Ramallah headquarters for a hospital in Jordan. The 75-year-old Palestinian leader collapsed yesterday, but doctors have not said what's wrong. The Palestinian Authority has released a photo of a smiling Arafat in a wheelchair, wearing pajamas and a cap, instead of his traditional headdress. Dennis Ross, longtime special envoy to the Middle East for President Clinton, explores today's events from several perspectives.
- Reporter's Notebook: Update on Florida Election Preparations
Kerry partisans had been harassing Bush supporters waiting in line for early voting, and in Broward County, 60,000 absentee ballots have disappeared. Yet, Florida election officials are determined not to have a repeat of what happened four years ago. Ion Sancho, who the Florida Supreme Court appointed as a technical advisor in the counting of Dade County's contested ballots in 2000, is confident it's not a losing battle.
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