FROM Anuj Chopra
India Reels after Mumbai Terror Attack A handful of attackers killed more than 170 people in three days of bloody violence last week in Mumbai. Pakistan says it will help determine where the terrorists came from. Reports say India was warned twice but failed to keep up its guard. Fueled by angry media, the level of tension is back where it was in 2001, when the nuclear powers were on the brink of open warfare. Were the real targets recent efforts to reconcile historical differences and Barack Obama's strategy for combating terror?
Burmese Monks Continue Protests as Junta Forces Move In At the UN today, President Bush announced new sanctions against the repressive military government of Myanmar, which he referred to by its old name, Burma. He cited restriction of basic freedoms, forced child labor, human trafficking and the imprisonment of more than a thousand political prisoners. The best known of those prisoners is Aung San Suu Kyi , who's been subject to house arrest since her party won nationwide elections in 1990. For the past eight days, peaceful but massive protests have flooded the streets of several cities, and there are reports that the government may be ready to crack down. Anuj Chopra is a freelance reporter who is currently in Bombay, India.
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Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.