China, President Bush and the Dalai Lama

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George Bush today publicly recognized the Dalai Lama despite China's official outrage. During 50 years of repression, the religious leader has preached non-violence to the Tibetan people. Will new Chinese investment improve their lot or cement Chinese control of a region that's no longer remote. Also, Turkey approves military action against separatist Kurds in Iraq, and Michael Mukasey—named to be the next US Attorney General—has told Senators of both parties what they wanted to hear.

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