- Making News: Iraq's Constitution Adopted by Voters
CNN says today that American casualties in Iraq have reached 2000. Others say it's 1999. In a speech to military spouses today, President Bush talked about sacrifice. In Iraq itself, there's good news for the Bush Administration as the constitution has officially been adopted. Dan Murphy, who reports from Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor, has more on approval of the constitution and what it portends for Iraq and its insurgency.
- Reporter's Notebook: Civil Rights Legend Rosa Parks Dead at the Age of 92
President Bush today saluted Rosa Parks, who died last night at the age of 92. Fifty years ago on a bus in Montgomery, the humble seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white man. Last weekend Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was cheered at a University of Alabama football game. Lawrence Pijeaux, President and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, says Parks- defiance generated noteworthy changes for people in both Alabama and the rest of the country.
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