- Making News: Secretary Rice Talks Tough, Recalls Syrian Ambassador
There's no evidence that Syria was behind this week's in murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Senate Committee the heat is still on Damascus. Michael Hirsh, Senior Editor at Newsweek magazine, says the Bush administration will use this incident to continue to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad.
- Reporter's Notebook: National Hockey League Cancels 2004-05 Season
For the first time since 1919, the Stanley Cup for the championship of professional hockey won't be awarded this year because there won't be a season. A dispute that began in October has not been resolved, and all games have been cancelled, despite NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's last-ditch $2.5 million effort to save the season. Ron Rapoport, sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times looks at what's been lost and what the future might hold.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
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