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  • March 5, 2004   BY  

    Haitian officials have launched the first steps toward assembling a new government that incorporates input from the political opposition, as U.S. military forces took to patrolling the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    In part two of a special report on the released tapes of the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, two legal experts discuss what the Blackmun papers say about the inner-workings of the Supreme Court. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    In the second report on the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s oral history tapes, the justice talks about two key decisions during his tenure and some of his colleagues in the court’s chambers Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    A federal jury in New York City found home decorating guru and publisher Martha Stewart guilty of four counts of conspiracy, making false statements and obstructing justice. Terence Smith speaks with New York Times correspondent Constance Hays about the verdict. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    The Labor Department released a report Friday showing that job growth all but stalled in February. The nation’s payrolls grew by just 21,000, falling more than 100,000 jobs short of the figure originally anticipated. Economists assess what the latest numbers suggest about the state of the nation’s economic health. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer continues the discussion about the Blackmun papers, the troubling situation in Haiti and election 2004 with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Continue reading

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    Germany’s highest court Thursday overturned the world’s only conviction related to the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, ordering the retrial of a Moroccan man with alleged ties to a Hamburg-based al-Qaida terror cell. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2004  

    In the first of two NewsHour reports about the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, Ray Suarez speaks with Blackmun’s former clerk Harold Koh, who conducted extensive interviews with Blackmun at the time of his retirement. Then, in his own words, Blackmun gives an inside view of past Supreme Court cases. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2004  

    President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are close in age but have vastly different experience and approaches to many campaign issues. Margaret Warner gets perspectives on both candidates. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2004   BY  

    Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina dropped out of the Democratic presidential race Wednesday, one day after being routed by Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts in a ten-state Super Tuesday contest. Continue reading