- Newsmaker: India Readies for an Offensive in Kashmir
Last week, militants stormed an Indian army camp in Kashmir killing 31 people. Last night, Kashmiri separatist leader Abdul Ghani Lone was assassinated in the capital of Srinigar. The West is urging India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, to exercise restraint. Luke Harding, South Asia correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, assesses the rising tensions and threats of retaliation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Chicago as Second City Again?
Tonight, a government commission is expected to approve putting a longstanding San Fernando Valley secession effort on the November ballot in Los Angeles. The consequences of such a breakaway could be huge, and not just for LA. John McCormick of the Chicago Tribune cautions that secessionists may be underestimating "the sum of its parts" when cutting up America's second largest city.
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