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18 February 2004 @ 03:38 pm
 
On this day in 1930, the ninth planet of our solar system, Pluto, was discovered.

Scandal thickens: Ashcroft and Justice Dept. sued by Detroit terrorism prosecutor.

Disney to buy Muppet characters.

BBC report on why the dollar is falling, and what it means for the world economy.

WORLD:
* Red Cross condemns the Israeli Wall.
* BBC section on the Iranian election crisis.
* US won't return to Haiti.
* Shiite voting plan doesn't include Sunni triangle.
* Bush's Mideast democracy plan raises questions overseas.
* Radical new tactic to root out terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan.
* 'New' China, old repression.
* Tunisia, another ally in democracy.
* Ireland bans smoking in pubs.

NATIONAL:
* Yeah, when we said 2.6 million jobs this year, what we meant was...
* Howard Kurtz's reality check for the media on John Edwards.
* Judge rules Dean can't seal papers. Yes, the same day Dean drops out. COINCIDENCE?
* 128 social programs set for cutbacks.
* San Francisco and Massachusetts, as social experiments.

OTHER:
* VA house looks to stop college health centers from dispensing morning-after pill.
* What the Cingular/AT&T Wireless merger means for consumers.
* Astronomers discover big-ass diamond.
 
 
Andy: grendelcastironskillet on February 19th, 2004 06:25 am (UTC)
General Barno said American and Pakistani forces were cooperating to create a "hammer and anvil" strategy, in which forces on one side of the border drive Al Qaeda members across the border to troops waiting on the other side, a tactic that will "crush the Al Qaeda elements between the Pakistani and the coalition forces."

I seem to remember something about this, from this time in 2002! Hope it works this time.