- Making News: Al Qaeda Releases New Threats
Two weeks after the last terror attempt, with London's transit system subject to unprecedented security, there's another video from al Qaeda. Oama bin Laden's number-two man, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, mentions the London bombings and September 11, threatening more unless the West withdraws from the Middle East. Magnus Ranstorp is Director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts Aided Gay Rights Case Today's Los Angeles Times reports that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' pro-bono assistance helped gay activists win what they call -the single most important positive ruling in the history of the gay rights movement.- Will that help him with liberal opponents? What about Christian conservatives who've been his supporters? We hear from Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum.
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