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  • May 15, 2006  

    With a 40 percent stake in Sudan’s oil industry, China has become Sudan’s largest investor, financing part of a major economic boom and in exchange exporting one-third of the resource-rich African nation’s oil output. Margaret Warner reports from Khartoum about the challenges facing Sudan’s economy. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2006  

    A White House spokesman announced the National Guard will patrol the Mexican border as part of a broader immigration plan that President Bush will outline in a speech to the nation Monday night. Then, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks preview the president’s speech. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2006  

    Described as the last best hope for Darfur, the region’s peace settlement is thrown into question by officials who worry over Sudan’s instability and refugees who have little faith in the government. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the obstacles facing politicians and refugees before a peace deal can be achieved.
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    The International Committee of the Red Cross criticized the Bush administration Friday for denying access by neutral visitors to those held in secret detention. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2006  

    President Bush and former National Security Agency head Gen. Michael Hayden defended the NSA’s collection of domestic phone records amid questions about the program’s legality. Two privacy law experts discuss the legal issues behind the NSA program and its implications on privacy. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2006  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the recent disclosure that the NSA collected domestic phone records, sagging GOP poll numbers, and the Senate’s vote to extend $70 billion in tax cuts. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2006  

    The countries of Morocco and Spain are looking for solutions to stem the tide of thousands of Africans, who risk their lives traveling across deserts and straits to illegally immigrate to European shores. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2006  

    The U.S. Senate voted to extend $70 billion dollars in tax cuts, first enacted in 2003, for five years. While Republicans credit these tax cuts with a surging economy, Democrats believe a majority of Americans are being left out. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2006  

    An article in Thursday’s USA Today reported that three of the largest U.S. phone companies have been providing the National Security Agency with phone records from millions of Americans since 9/11. Two senators discuss the program’s legal and security issues now that the public is aware of it. Continue reading

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    Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday he is willing to discuss his country’s nuclear capabilities, a statement welcomed by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency. Continue reading