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The 63-foot U-2 spy plane suspended from the ceiling of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is a constant reminder to Francis Gary Powers Jr. of his educational mission.
On the night of July 4, 1863, a lone rider saddled up and left Mercersburg, Pa., traveling west to McConnellsburg to deliver Judge James O. Carson's urgent plea for help to W.S. Fletcher.
BAGHDAD — Despite repeated assaults, minarets of Shi'ite mosques are reclaiming their places on Baghdad's landscape faster than Sunni-led insurgents can destroy them.
For several months, clerics from the radical Red Mosque in Islamabad have sent their followers into the moderate Pakistani capital to enforce Islamic law, or Shariah, in open defiance of Pakistan's government. Beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf had been overly tepid, refusing to confront the followers of the Taliban-style movement as they harassed store owners and kidnapped women, including six Chinese nationals, accusing them of prostitution. The rise of the movement is seen as evidence that the extremist views more common in Pakistan's tribal areas are spreading to its more moderate cities. The Red Mosque had become a source of domestic embarrassment and a political liability long before a Pakistani Army Ranger was killed outside the mosque and Gen. Musharraf finally ordered his security forces to lay siege to the compound.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A burst of gunfire went off as President Pervez Musharraf's plane left a military base yesterday, in what one official described as a failed assassination attempt.
The White House yesterday dismissed the defection of another senior Republican lawmaker, Sen. Pete V. Domenici of New Mexico, and again asked lawmakers to hold off judgment on President Bush's "surge" plan in Iraq until military advisers report back in September.