- Making News: More Violence and Rumsfeld in Iraq
In Iraq, violence has been escalating since the country was locked down for the January 30 elections. Today, as worshippers were leaving a mosque north of Baghdad, twelve people were killed when a vegetable truck exploded. In Baghdad itself, gunmen sprayed a bakery shop and killed 11 people. All this as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was making a surprise visit to the country, where John Daniszewski's reporting for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: FAA Had 52 Warnings of al Qaeda in 2001
Yesterday, recently declassified documents revealed that in the months prior to September 11, the Federal Aviation Administration received no less than 52 warnings about possible hijackings and suicide operations by al Qaeda. Now, victims' families, 9/11 Commissioners and some Democrats in Congress are asking that the full report of the 9/11 Commission be declassified. We get Congressional reaction from Democrat Henry Waxman and Republican Dan Lungren.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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