Iraq Study Group will call for gradual withdrawal of troops.

A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
Nov. 30 2006 5:30 AM

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The WSJ is alone in prominently mentioning in the top spot of its worldwide newsbox that 105 Iraqis and two U.S. troops died yesterday.

The NYT reefers, and everyone else mentions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad released a letter yesterday addressed to the "Noble Americans." In the letter, Ahmadinejad says he knows Americans disagree with Bush's policies and emphasized troops should be withdrawn from Iraq. The Iranian president also went on to criticize the "Zionist regime" and its influences on the United States. The NYT notes Ahmadinejad may have taken a cue from Bush, who addressed the Iranian people directly at the U.N. General Assembly in September.


The Post off-leads and USAT fronts a federal judge ordering FEMA to continue payments to those who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina. The judge criticized FEMA for what it described as a "Kafkaesque" process that made it unclear when someone would lose their funding and what he or she would have to do in order to reapply. 

Everybody notes the federal government agreed to pay $2 million to an Oregon lawyer, whom the FBI falsely named as a suspect in the 2004 train bombings in Madrid. The lawyer, who was wrongly imprisoned due to a fingerprinting mistake, also received an apology from the government.

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