- Making News: Fifty Suspects Held in Connection with Najaf Bombing
Car bombs exploded near holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala Sunday, killing more than 60 people and injuring hundreds. In Baghdad, rebels pulled election officials from their cars and shot them to death on the street. Senator John Warner, just back from Iraq only weeks before January's election, expressed concern about security and, President Bush today acknowledged the situation as problematic, as we hear from Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Best of Science 2004
Scientists are obsessed with the search for life elsewhere in the universe. This year, NASA celebrated a milestone discovery in that probe with two of their Rover robots to Mars. Scientists behind project were thrilled when Rovers Opportunity and Spirit found unmistakable evidence of water, indicating possible life. Dr. Joy Crisp, project scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has more.
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