NPR's Eric Westervelt was among the first Western reporters to reach Iraq's capital during the 2003 U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
President George W. Bush
On March 20, 2003, the U.S. carried out its first airstrikes in Iraq.
Back in 2001, Vladimir Putin was seeking respect from world leaders while pledging a new openness in Russia. That's what brought him to tiny Crawford, Texas, at the invite of President George W. Bush.
In 2001, as the nation mourned those killed on 9/11, the government tried to find its footing to prevent more terrorist attacks. In the 20 years since, the nature of those threats has evolved.
The former presidents' comments come as polls show many Americans would be hesitant to receive a vaccine once one becomes available.
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from Gitmo detainee but Breyer warns of court consensus unraveling 18 years after 9/11 okayed detentions.
Even with a public figure this durable, many facets of the story fade with time. That's a pity, because the greater meaning of anyone's life is often contained in the things others forget.
While Washington is sleeping, a team at CIA headquarters is making the final edits to a leather-bound book with the country's most sensitive intelligence secrets — the President's Daily Briefing.
Former McCain campaign chairman Rick Davis outlined five days of tributes and memorials to McCain, who died Saturday at the age of 81.