Milestones Feb. 26, 2007

RUNNING. Al Franken, 55, liberal political satirist; for the U.S. Senate; in a move that generated an immediate hum around a rather uneventful Minnesota Senate race. Franken, who hopes to oust Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in 2008, made the announcement on the final day of his Air America radio show, saying he plans to prove to voters that "he takes [the] issues seriously."

INDICTED. Childhood pals Brent Wilkes, 52, a defense contractor, and Kyle (Dusty) Foggo, 52, former executive director of the CIA; on fraud and other charges surrounding a contract for bottled water for CIA officers in Iraq; in connection...

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