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  • 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

  • March 3, 2004   BY  

    Haiti’s rebel leader Guy Philippe said Wednesday his fighters would lay down their arms as more troops from the United States and other countries began arriving to help secure the strife-torn Caribbean nation. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2004  

    The mayors of Portland, Ore., and Nyack, N.Y., said today that they would begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kwame Holman reports on the recent controversy over same-sex marriage in America. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2004  

    With the Democratic nomination all but over, President Bush’s campaign unveiled its first television ads Wednesday. Following excerpts of some of the ads, Shields and Brooks return a final time to discuss the coming general election campaign. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2004  

    Super Tuesday also spelled the end of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards’ surprisingly strong run for the nomination. Margaret Warner looks back at the Edwards campaign with Mark Johnson of the Charlotte Observer and Mitch Frank of Time magazine. Then, Mark Shields and David Brooks return to reflect on the senator’s effort. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2004  

    Sen. John Kerry dominated Super Tuesday’s primary elections, leading Sen. John Edwards to decide to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday. Gwen Ifill discusses the progress of the Kerry campaign with two reporters. Jim Lehrer gets analytical perspective from Mark Shields and David Brooks. Continue reading