- Newsmaker Spy Plane Collision over China - President Bush has demanded the "prompt and safe return" of 24 crewmen aboard a US spy plane that collided with a Chinese fighter jet Sunday. Though the crew suffered no casualties in their emergency landing, American diplomats have been denied access to them. Edward Friedman, former consultant for the Defense Department, has an update.
- Reporter's Notebook: LA's 720 Bus Line the Future of the US? - The latest US Census figures confirm what many people have been noticing for quite some time. The face of America is changing, and nowhere is it changing more than in Los Angeles. Dan Wood, Los Angeles bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor, saw it first hand when he took a ride on bus route 720.
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