- Newsmaker: Indictments for Saudi Bombing - A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Saudis and a Lebanese for the killing of 19 Americans when they blew up the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia 5 years ago. Norman Kempster, of the Los Angeles Times, cites diplomacy and insufficient evidence as reasons that "former members of the Iranian government" were not named.
- Reporter's Notebook: Florida House Bars Drilling off Coast- Score one for the governor of Florida, and zero for his brother as Congressional Republicans defy the White House on oil exploration in national monuments and off the Florida gulf coast, and several other environmental issues. Kerry Kantin, who covers Congress for The Hill, interprets the rebuke.
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