- Making News: New Iraqi Prime Minister Supports Continued Multi-National Force
The new Prime Minister of Iraq made his first address on national TV today. He said that even after the transfer of power at the end of this month, withdrawal of American forces would be a -disaster.- Hassan Fattah, former editor of Iraq Today, now a correspondent for Time magazine, has an analysis of Iyad Allawi's "state of the union" address, an update on the most recent events in Najaf, and a look at what to expect in the future.
- Reporter's Notebook: Smarty Jones and the Triple Crown
Once again, a racehorse has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Can Smarty Jones win the Belmont Stakes tomorrow and, with it, the Triple Crown? Newsday's Paul Moran, who has been covering horse racing for 30 years, is at Belmont for tomorrow-s third leg of the Triple Crown, and he-s written, -It may be impossible to wager with any conviction against Smarty Jones.-
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