- Making News: Mohamed ElBaradei and the IAEA Win Nobel Peace Prize
This year's Nobel Peace Prize was won today by Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency, an award some consider an implicit criticism of the Bush Administration. The IAEA chief says the honor "strengthens my resolve but I'm very conscious about the heavy responsibility my team and I have to shoulder." Dafna Linzer is Diplomatic Correspondent for the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: New York City Reacts to Terrorist Threat
This week, the Department of Homeland Security warned New York officials of a "non-credible" but "specific" terrorist threat to the city-s transit system. Today, when President Bush asked if Mayor Bloomberg overreacted in ratcheting up security, he said it was Washington's job to pass on information but local officials' call to decide what to do. Brian Jenkins, who founded RAND-s research program on terrorism and is now senior advisor to the think-tank's President, says not acting would have been irresponsible.
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