Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The 2000 presidential election was marked by voting inconsistencies, unclear ballots and possibly malfunctioning vote-counting machines. Members of Congress are among those suggesting ways to address these irregularities and make elections more fair and accurate. A panel talks about the precedural and technical problems of the 2000 election and how they could be fixed.
- Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
- Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich executive director of the Black Leadership Forum
- Lloyd Cutler former White House Counsel
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