- Making News: Bombings in Five Iraqi Cities
Four people were killed and several injured in bombings today in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. President Bush is due there Monday along with 49 other national leaders. Meantime, in Iraq, just on week before the transfer of power, the death toll continues to rise with a string of attacks all over the country, mostly against police stations. Babak Deghanpisheh has an update from Baghdad, where he is reporting for Newsweek magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Cheney Energy Case Sent Back to Lower Court
Odd bedfellows, the Sierra Club and Judicial Watch went to court to force Vice President Cheney to reveal just who took part in drawing up the Bush administration-s energy policy. A lower court said Cheney had to release task force records, but the Supreme Court today ruled that it-s not so sure. Warren Richey, legal writer for the Christian Science Monitor, says the records will remain secret, at least until after this year-s election.
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