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  • October 6, 2005  

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment to the military spending bill that sets new limits on how the U.S. military may interrogate detainees it is holding after a series of scandals involving Iraqi and other prisoners. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2005  

    President Bush’s top political adviser Karl Rove has agreed to testify again before a federal grand jury in the case of a CIA agent’s leaked identity. A reporter provides an update. Continue reading

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    Iraq’s National Assembly decided Wednesday to reverse controversial changes in voting rules made over the weekend that would have nearly guaranteed passage of the constitutional referendum on Oct. 15. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2005  

    Two experts from the humanitarian group Refugees International talk about the ongoing war in the Darfur region of Sudan and the African Union’s efforts to bring stability to the region. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2005  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Oregon has the right to allow doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. Following a background report, a reporter provides details of the day in court. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005   BY  

    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was indicted again Monday on charges of conspiring to launder money and money laundering, following an indictment last week that caused him to step down from his leadership post. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005  

    President Bush defended his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, saying she is the best person to fill the vacancy. His choice has caused a split among conservatives and drawn fire from liberal activist groups. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005  

    President Bush addressed the nation Tuesday morning about various issues, including his selection of Harriet Miers as a Supreme Court justice. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005  

    After an update on the fighting in western Iraq, a New York Times reporter explains recent political developments in Baghdad, including a change in election rules for the constitutional referendum Oct. 15. Continue reading

  • October 3, 2005   BY  

    U.S. forces launched an offensive against what officials call "a known terrorist sanctuary" in western Iraq over the weekend, while the Iraqi parliament passed a proposal aimed at making it easier to pass the constitution on Oct. 15. Continue reading