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  • November 28, 2005  

    A reporter provides the latest on Saddam Hussein’s trial from Baghdad. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2005  

    In a speech in Arizona, President Bush stressed the need for improved enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border and proposed a guest worker program. Following a background report, four guests discuss the proposals. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2005  

    Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat hails an agreement to open several Gaza border crossings that will help foster trade as a historic step towards independence for Palestinians in Gaza. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s political news, including the ongoing debate over pulling troops from Iraq. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2005  

    A report on the challenges awaiting the newly elected president of Liberia, Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf, and the three and a half million people of her West African country. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2005   BY  

    Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was put under house arrest and charged with evading taxes on $26 million related to his overseas accounts, state television said Wednesday. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2005  

    Jose Padilla, who was arrested in 2002 for an alleged plot to attack the United States, has been indicted on charges related to supporting terror campaigns in Afghanistan and elsewhere, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday. Two experts discuss the Bush administration’s handling of the case. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2005  

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s departure from the right-wing Likud Party forced the scheduling Wednesday of new elections in March. Following a background report, two experts discuss the factors driving Sharon’s actions and what might come next. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2005   BY  

    Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for three years as an enemy combatant suspected of planning a "dirty bomb" attack on the United States, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and aid terrorists overseas, the Justice Department said. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2005  

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Tuesday that the leaders of Bosnia’s three major ethnic groups reached an agreement to overhaul its constitution, 10 years after the Dayton Accords ended the Bosnian war. Richard Holbrooke and one of the principal architects of the Dayton Accords, discusses the situation in Bosnia. Continue reading