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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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  • U.S. Poised To Hand Off Anbar To Iraqis
    Anbar was once considered the most dangerous province in Iraq. Now, U.S. forces are planning to hand control of the province back to the Iraqi government. Maj. Gen. John Kelly, the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq, talks about the handover.
  • Iraq Opens Oil Fields To Western Developers
    Iraq's oil ministry has just opened the doors to several major western oil companies. It's been more than 36 years since companies like Exxon have had access to Iraq's oil fields. And down the road, Iraq's reserves could dramatically increase the world's oil supply.
  • Book Ponders How To End Detainees' Legal Limbo
    Co-host Ari Shapiro talks with Benjamin Wittes, author of Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror. Among the issues they discuss are the right to due process of enemy combatants — and what Wittes sees as a way forward, beyond Guantanamo.
  • Tuskegee Airman Charles Dryden Dies At 87
    Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Dryden, one of the first black World War II fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, died last week at the age of 87.
  • Appeals Court: Suspect's Detention in Cuba Unjust
    A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the military's case against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner was not enough to justify his detention for six-and-a-half years.
  • GOP's Powell Would Be Key Endorsement for Obama
    Will former Secretary of State Colin Powell break with the Republican Party and endorse Democrat Barack Obama for president?
  • California Driving: Footloose And Hands-Free
    California drivers must find something else to do with their hands while driving, now that a law requiring hands-free cell phone devices became effective July 1. Gov. Schwarzenegger says the law may save close to 300 lives each year in the state.
  • Feds Track Americans' Money In Swiss Bank
    Justice Department officials have asked a federal court to let the IRS request client information from Swiss bank UBS, after a former UBS banker facing charges recently testified that U.S. taxpayers had about $20 billion in "undeclared" accounts.
  • Chrysler Announces Shutdown In St. Louis
    Chrysler plans to shut down a minivan plant in St. Louis, Mo., which will affect about 2,400 factory workers. New sales figures are due out Tuesday, and they are expected to show an industry reeling from a swift change in consumer preferences.
  • Birmingham Cuts Workweek To Save Energy Costs
    Birmingham, Ala., is the latest to switch to a four-day, 10-hour workweek for city employees in order to save energy costs. Chris Hartzell, Birmingham's chief of operations, says the plan will benefit workers and the city, which has seen its fuel costs increase by 50 percent.

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