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  • August 16, 2004  

    The Iraqi National Conference voted Monday to send a delegation to Najaf to broker a deal to end the 11-day standoff in the city. Terence Smith discusses Monday’s developments with New York Times Baghdad bureau chief John Burns. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2004  

    The summer Olympics in Athens got underway over the weekend without any major security or facilities delays, but the U.S. team has struggled so far in its traditional strengths of basketball and swimming. Jeffrey Brown gets a progress report on the games from Sports Illustrated writer Brian Cazeneuve in Athens. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2004  

    President Bush announced plans Monday to withdraw as many as 70,000 U.S. troops now stationed in Europe and Asia as part of a major troop realignment. Two military experts discuss the merits of the plan. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2004  

    The leaders of the 9/11 commission criticized the Transportation Security Administration at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Monday for moving too slowly on its mandate to secure the nation’s airways, railways and ports. Kwame Holman reviews today’s testimony. Continue reading

  • August 13, 2004  

    Julia Child, the American cooking icon who demystified French cuisine, died at her home in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 91. A friend and former colleague discusses her legacy. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2004  

    U.S. and Iraqi forces advanced on a cemetery bordering a shrine sacred to Shiite Muslims in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf today. American troops also stormed the home of Muqtada al-Sadr, but military sources said they believe the radical Shiite cleric is holed up in the shrine. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2004  

    U.S. and Iraqi forces battling rebels loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr advanced on a cemetery bordering a shrine sacred to Shiite Muslims in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2004   BY Admin 

    Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi returned from Iran on Wednesday to face an arrest warrant that could lead to jail time. The political turmoil continued as fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite militants continued in several southern cities. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2004  

    Oil prices eased slightly lower Wednesday after hitting a new high Tuesday of $45.04 per barrel. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recent rise in oil prices and the factors that impact those prices with Robert Leiber, a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2004  

    A federal judge held Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in contempt of court on Monday for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether White House sources illegally revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Terence Smith and guests discuss the issues. Continue reading