Pro-life abortion supporters rally in nation’s

By Kristen Catalanotto
April 29, 2004

Scott Fobes

On Sunday, April 25 a rally was held in Washington D.C. supporting abortion rights. D.C. officials haven’t released the exact number of those who attended, but the organizers of the rally estimate that one million people attended. The majority of those who attended were female and young as well as a few celebrities in attendance. The organizers said that their reason for holding the rally was to draw attention to the importance of reproductive health issues for women, according to KRT.

Kerry fights back over metals
Sen. John Kerry, the democratic presidential candidate, has recently been under attack concerning the medals he received while in the Navy. He has been denying the speculations that he threw away his military medals in order to protest the Vietnam War. Kerry’s response on the issue is that the GOP is fabricating the issue in order to smear his name for the up-coming presidential election, according to MSNBC.

Jordanian police uncover al Qaeda plot
Police in Jordan recently uncovered a planned terrorist attack by al Qaeda. Their authorities said that the planned attack would have been much worse than the attacks that took place on September 11. Al Qaeda planned to release chemicals in Jordan’s capital city of Amman. Their planned targets included the U.S. Embassy, the prime minister’s office and the Jordanian intelligence headquarters, according to CNN.

Clinton memoir to be published
“My Life,” the long awaited memoir of former President Clinton will be published in late June 2004. There will be one million copies originally printed and President Clinton will read the memoirs for an audio version. Clinton focuses and talks about his success in his professional career as well as setbacks in his personal life, according to the Washington Post. Michael Jackson has replaced his legal team after conflicts.

Jackson finds new defense team
Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned this week on child molestation charges. Mark Geragos, who was the lead defense lawyer for Jackson is also defending another well known defendant, Scott Peterson. Thomas Mesereau, who recently defended Robert Bake on murder charges, will be taking over as lead defense attorney, according to the New York Times.

Fallen soldiers not to be photographed
The U.S. military is standing firm on their ban to not show pictures of fallen American soldiers being airlifted back to the U.S. in their flag draped coffins. A Freedom of Information Act request was made and allowed over 300 pictures of the coffins to be released. The White House agrees with the military, stating that pictures should not be shown in order to protect the victims families, according to Reuters.

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