- Making News: Hamas Ends Cease-Fire Talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas
President Bush has barely returned from the Middle East, but his -road map- for peace is already in trouble. Saying that Mahmoud Abbas made too many concessions, Hamas is cutting off all dialogue with the Palestinian Authority. Matt Rees, Jerusalem bureau chief for Time magazine, says the group's stance jeopardizes Abu Mazen's political strategy as well as his tenuous relationship with Chairman Yasser Arafat.
- Reporter's Notebook: Funny Cide, First Gelding with a Shot at Triple Crown
The -triple crown- means winning three horse races in five weeks. Only eleven 3-year olds have ever won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, one after the other. The last horse that did was Affirmed in 1978. But at Belmont tomorrow, a gelding called Funny Cide has a chance. Newsday-s Paul Moran, who has covered horseracing for 30 years, reports on -the most unlikely horse to find himself in this position.-
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