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Friday, July 13, 2007

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  • Hadley: U.S. Should Stay Engaged with Iraq
    As President Bush urges patience and members of Congress call for timelines and withdrawal plans for Iraq, Michele Norris went to the White House to talk with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. Hadley strongly defended the need to wait until September to judge success of the current strategy in Iraq.
  • Baghdad Residents: Early Pullout a Disaster
    In light of President Bush's latest comments on Iraq, few residents of Baghdad seem to share the president's optimism about the prospects of success, but many say a premature pullout of U.S. forces would lead to disaster.
  • 'Bye Kids': Where Teachers Go in Summertime
    Ever wonder what teachers do over the long summer break? Many teachers take classes, travel on exotic exchange programs, or do fancy research, all in preparation for the coming school years. Others catch up on their reading, or use the time to recharge their batteries.
  • Opting Out: New Jersey Governor Rejects E-Mail
    Gov. Jon Corzine is going offline. The New Jersey governor said this week that he's "going back to the 1920s" to "have direct conversations with people." Commentator David Shipley, the author of a recent style guide on e-mail, doesn't agree with the governor's strategy. He explains why.
  • 'Talk to Me': The Mouth That Roared in '60s D.C.
    Don Cheadle plays "Petey" Greene, an ex-con turned talk-radio DJ in '60s D.C.; when riots explode after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the loudmouth with a past discovers he's got the street cred to help a burning city bring itself back under control.
  • 'Petey' Greene: Pioneering Shock Jock, D.C. Icon
    The film Talk to Me is based on the life of Washington, D.C., radio announcer Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. The smart-talking ex-convict, now regarded as one of the first shock jocks, was also a social activist and commentator.
  • A Model Bridge That Is a Wonder to Behold
    Remember the Erector Sets you played with as a kid? Retiree Frosty Wyrick took that pastime to a new level by building a scale model of the Mackinac Bridge which connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The model weighs more than a ton; it took longer to build than the real bridge.
  • Beckham Moves Into Los Angeles Limelight
    English soccer star David Beckham was formally introduced as the newest player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Major League Soccer team. Beckham is by far the highest-profile European player to join America's MLS. Beckham's arrival in Los Angeles and entry into the MLS is being carefully choreographed.
  • Pace: Iraqi Military Suffers a Setback
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, says the number of Iraqi battalions able to fight independent of American support has dropped in recent months, despite increased U.S. efforts. Political pressure has grown in Congress for a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
  • Warrant Officer: 'It's Just a No-Win Situation'
    Army Warrant Officer Ron-Michael Pellant spent 15 months serving at Balad Air Base, 45 minutes north of Baghdad. He recalls the poverty and violence plaguing the surrounding farming community.

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