Briefing

'I want to know how this could be.'

1. KARILYN BALES, wife of U.S. Army staff sergeant Robert Bales, who is being held for the massacre of 16 civilians--including nine children--in southern Afghanistan

'The message is directed to the Arab leaders--that Iraq is not safe enough to be visited.'

2. HUSSEIN SHADHAN AL-ABOUDI, provincial-council member in Karbala, after a string of bombings killed at least 46 people in eight cities before the upcoming Arab League summit in Baghdad

'The question is, Which future will we choose?'

3. PAUL RYAN, Republican Congressman from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiling...

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