The U.S. military says four car bombings in the Iraqi capital today (Wednesday) killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 20 others.
U.S. Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice faces a second day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committe today (Wednesday).
President Bush is expected to attend a popular music concert near the White House later today (Wednesday), as part of a series of special events leading up to his inauguration for a second four-year term on Thursday.
Authorities in Vietnam say a 35-year-old woman has died of bird flu -- the fith death recorded in Vietnam since late December.
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