- Making News: Post-Zarqawi Iraq
In Iraq, the US military command now says that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was alive when Iraqi police arrived yesterday. US troops got at least a glimpse of him before he died. At Camp David, President Bush clarified that Zarqawi's death did not mean an immediate withdrawal of US forces from Iraq. The President's cabinet will hold a joint meeting with Iraq's new cabinet Monday on secure closed-circuit TV. Reporter Liz Sly is in Iraq for the Chicago Tribune.
- Reporter's Notebook: FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine
In what is regarded as a public-health breakthrough, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine to protect women from cervical cancer. Gardasil, made by Merck and Company, has been approved for girls and women from 9 to 26. The FDA says it will work by protecting them against the infections that are the root cause of many cervical cancers. Amy Allina is Program Director for the National Women's Health Network.
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