- Making News: Iraq Declares the "Beginning of the End" of al-Qaeda
As the death toll of American troops reached 2500 today, Congress staged a debate on Iraq, with Republicans using 74-pages of arguments prepared by the Pentagon. In Iraq itself, the new government claimed the "beginning of the end" to al-Qaeda in Iraq. Scott Peterson is in Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter's Notebook: President Bush Establishes National Monument around Hawaii
Environmentalists are among the most outspoken critics of the Bush Administration, but today they're saying he's done something right. Today, President Bush created the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, the world's largest marine protected area. One environmentalist calls it "as important as the establishment of Yellowstone." Paul Rogers is reporting the story for the San Jose Mercury News.
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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 2005