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Front Page: Journalists Kidnapped, Venezuelan Mission, and Potomac Primaries


  • Two CBS journalists were abducted from their hotel in Iraq yesterday. Witnesses say that eight masked gunmen stormed the Sultan Palace hotel and seized the two. CBS is not releasing the identity of the journalists at this time. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said, "Iraq is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists and the deadliest conflict for the press in recent history."
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez combined forces with Uruguay to send a ship of 15 Venezuelan scientists to Antarctica to conduct research into global warming. Hoping to use this to raise his government's international reputation, Chavez has spent more than $500,000 on the mission.
  • Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC all hold their presidential primaries today. The Democrats are both hoping wins in the "Potomac Primaries" and the almost 250 delegates at stake will help establish a lead in the tight race. For the Republicans, Mike Huckabee, who's trailing John McCain in the delegate race despite winning two contests over the weekend said of his perseverance, "I've never seen a football team that looked up in the stands of the other side and answered to the boos and jeers of the opposing cheerleaders. You know, as long as my guys are still waving their pompoms, I think we're going to stay on the field."
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