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  • December 22, 2003   BY Admin 

    Heightened security measures followed Sunday’s decision to increase the terror alert from "Code Yellow" to "Code Orange," the second highest level. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2003  

    Islamic extremists assaulted Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Margaret Warner discusses the motivation for the attack with New York Times correspondent Greg Myre in Jerusalem. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2003  

    Monday at midnight is the deadline for the families of 9/11 victims to make claims to the government’s official compensation fund. Kenneth Feinberg, the fund’s special master, discusses the fund and his team’s outreach efforts. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2003  

    Security at American airports, bridges and ports was tightened, after the United States elevated the national terror-threat level from yellow (elevated) to orange (high) Sunday. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2003  

    President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Friday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi admitted seeking weapons of mass destruction, but would give up those programs and allow international inspectors to enter the country. Jim Lehrer discusses the developments with Terence Taylor. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2003   BY Admin 

    A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government does not have the authority to detain accused American “dirty bomb” suspect Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant, ordering the Department of Defense to release the Chicago native within 30 days. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2003   BY Admin 

    Iran signed an agreement with the nuclear watchdog arm of the United Nations allowing the agency to conduct unannounced inspections of its nuclear facilities, as part of a new effort to convince the world it is not covertly developing atomic weapons. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2003  

    Separate federal appeals courts Thursday ruled in favor of increased legal rights for Jose Padilla, the Chicago man accused of planning a dirty-bomb attack, and the 600 foreign detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Jim Lehrer discusses these decisions with John Yoo and David Cole. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2003   BY Admin 

    The United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua announced Wednesday they reached an agreement on a free-trade deal after a final marathon negotiating session. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2003  

    Two women’s health experts debate the merits of Tuesday’s recommendation by an FDA panel to allow over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive known as the morning-after pill. Continue reading