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  • Bush Visits State Department to Talk Iraq Policy
    President Bush meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her staff to discuss the findings of the Iraq Study Group. The ISG report said that the Bush administration's approach to Iraq and the Middle East is not working and that the U.S. needs to change its policy.
  • Reaction to Pinochet Death Divided in Chile
    Nathan Crooks, editor of The Santiago Times, tells Steve Inskeep that the reaction in Chile has been mixed to the death of former dictator Augusto Pinochet. He died Sunday at the age of 91.
  • Shanghai Urban Development: The Future Is Now
    In the first of a weeklong series on urban development in Shanghai, we look at the dramatically changing cityscape. Cranes erect skyscrapers at a dizzying rate, while Shanghai's center spreads to surrounding land.
  • Texas Holds Special Election for U.S. House Seat
    A special election for the U.S. House seat from the 23rd Congressional District in Texas takes place on Tuesday. Republican incumbent Henry Bonilla faces former Democratic Congressman Ciro Rodriquez.
  • Louisiana Businesses Worried by Insurance Cuts
    Business owners in New Orleans were stunned by the recent announcement that St. Paul Travelers would not renew some commercial insurance policies in the area. The company said the move is part of an effort to re-balance its risk.
  • Allstate Pulls Back from Insuring Coastal Homes
    Global warming is already beginning to hit the pocketbooks of coastal homeowners. Allstate Insurance has added New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware to a list of states where it will no longer accept new business.
  • Old Media Companies Plot to Compete with YouTube
    YouTube is phenomenon on the web right now. But a group of major media companies may soon launch a competing video site. Fox, Viacom, CBS and NBC have been meeting on the subject since the beginning of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Web T-Shirt Company Builds a Community, Business
    The online company Threadless makes funny and satirical T-shirts. But they are a little different from those made by other T-shirt companies. All Threadless shirts are designed and approved by the site's members.
  • Wreaths Donated to Arlington National Cemetery
    A Maine-based company is donating 5,000 wreaths to be placed on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Obama Draws a Big Crowd in New Hampshire
    Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama hasn't said yet whether he'll run for president. But he's already playing the field. On Sunday, Obama visited the key primary state of New Hampshire and received an overwhelming welcome.

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