- Making News: Bush and Blair Meet to Discuss Middle East Crisis
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in Washington meeting with President George W. Bush to discuss the deteriorating situation in the Middle East. The two are being pressured by moderate Arab states to call for an immediate cease-fire, despite US-UK resolve to effect the truce through a UN resolution, which would include disarmament of Hezbollah guerrillas. Lane Greene is the global-agenda columnist for The Economist magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Floyd Landis, Sports Doping and Testosterone
Three days later after becoming the only third American to win the Tour de France, Floyd Landis of California finds himself on the brink of having that title stripped from him. Urine samples show that during a key stage of the race he tested positive for illegally high levels of testosterone. Landis has staunchly defended himself against the allegations. We hear more about the controversy from journalists Brian Alexander and Andrew Sullivan and from the Director of the only US lab accredited by the International Olympic Committee.
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