Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Start Squaring Off
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In yesterday's voting, Mitt Romney won across the Republican spectrum as never before. But Rich Santorum is not conceding the GOP nomination yet. Also, the masterminds of 911 are going on trial.
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The Race for the White House Is Finally On...or Is It? ()
After yesterday's wins in Wisconsin, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney is acting like he's the Republican nominee to challenge President Obama. Today, as the President did yesterday, Romney addressed the convention of news executives, and accused Obama of running a "hide and seek" campaign, referring to the President's accidentally recorded comment to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev that he'd have more "flexibility" after his re-election. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum insists that it's not over yet. Does Santorum have a chance in Pennsylvania, the state that rejected his Senate re-election bid by 18 percent, or will that be his last stand? Will he and Newt Gingrich create uncertainty all the way to the party convention, or have they become a political sideshow?
The US Announces Charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ()
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators have been ordered to stand trial before a war crimes tribunal at Guantánamo Bay. They're accused of masterminding the attacks against the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and one other target on September 11, 2001, attacks that left 2976 people dead. The Pentagon says charges could lead to the death penalty. Josh Meyer, longtime terrorism correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, has followed the story for years and has co-authored the book, The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
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